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Here's How to Make Money Playing Games Online

If you like to spend your free time gaming or gambling online, you aren’t alone. Video gamers spent an average of 6.5 hours per week playing with others online, and 4.5 hours with others in person, during 2016, per NewZoo. Statista reports that the online gambling industry will from 20.5…

The Strategy to Choose the Best Credit Cards

Do you desperately want to get hold of the best credit card? When you opt for credit cards, you should be aware that every option has its set of benefits and rewards. This is why you need to make your choice wisely. We will just give you a guideline in this regard.

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Lessons in Cross-Country Travel with a Toddler

Dear readers, I'm back! I've just returned from a fantastic vacation to California to visit my family.  It was quite the adventure getting there because it was D2's first plane ride. To say I was nervous about travelling across the country on my own with a toddler is an understatement. At almost 20 months, D2 is very active and loathes sitting in his car seat for more than a…

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Added by Portia Mount on July 10, 2011 at 11:14pm — No Comments

Rediscover Your Inner Bombshell

Josephine Baker

“I feel like crap. What I need is really hot guy to lust after me. I’m not interested in cheating. I just want to know that some seriously good looking guy has the hots for me.”  I’m talking to a good friend of mine catching up on life, career and the kids. Are you kidding? I…

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Added by Portia Mount on June 22, 2011 at 11:38pm — No Comments

Rediscover Your Inner Bombshell

Josephine Baker

“I feel like crap. What I need is really hot guy to lust after me. I’m not interested in cheating. I just want to know that some seriously good looking guy has the hots for me.”  I’m talking to a good friend of mine catching up on life, career and the kids. Are you kidding? I…

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Added by Portia Mount on June 22, 2011 at 11:38pm — No Comments

Reflections of a Recovering Good Girl

Get More Out of Life by Ditching Your Inner Good Girl

Hi, my name is Portia and I am a recovering good girl. I think as the oldest of three children I came to my good girl tendencies naturally. At school I studied hard, tried really hard, got good grades and helped my teachers after school. I was such a good girl that during the planning of my high school’s (unsanctioned) senior skip day I was asked to collect my classmate’s money…

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Added by Portia Mount on June 13, 2011 at 10:56pm — No Comments

Breast Feeding and Business Travel

I’m on a business trip in Colorado all this week. I can tell you that this trip is a heck of lot easier than it was just six months ago. Back then, I was still nursing D2 and the thought of how I was going to continue my milk supply while on a week long business trip turned my stomach into knots. Unless you can travel with your LO, business travel and breastfeeding…

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Added by Portia Mount on June 7, 2011 at 11:04pm — No Comments

My Summer Reading List

What to read this summer

This past Memorial Day weekend was my official kick off to the summer reading season. The only thing I love more than an afternoon on the beach is an afternoon reading a really good book. With an active toddler though I don’t have as much time to read as I used to. Still, I’ve got a few books that are on my must read list for the summer; it’s a short list tailored to my…

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Added by Portia Mount on June 6, 2011 at 12:11pm — No Comments

Resources for Giving a Great Presentation



If bad presentations were a crime, there would be a lot more people in prison. You’ve been there before, I know because I have too. You’re asked to make a presentation – maybe you only have a few days turn around – and what do you do? If you are like most people, you rifle through your files looking at old presentations for usable content. A few slides from this…

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Added by Portia Mount on June 1, 2011 at 7:39am — No Comments

Are High-Achieving Parents Pushing Kids too Hard?

Should a three year-old be getting tutored in math and reading? And can this tutoring really help give them an edge in school? Apparently the parents who have signed their tots up for Junior Kumon think so. This question is at the heart of a social media firestorm that continues to rage after a recent New York Times…

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Added by Portia Mount on May 26, 2011 at 2:28pm — No Comments

Listen to Your Heart: Learn the Signs and Symptoms of Heart Attack in Women

Would you recognize the signs of a heart attack in yourself or a loved one? I thought I knew all of the signs and found out I was wrong. Earlier this year Dr. D's mother died very unexpectedly of a heart attack. I became motivated to educate myself as much as possible about heart disease which is the number one killer of women in the United States.  I'm very passionate now…

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Added by Portia Mount on May 24, 2011 at 11:47pm — 1 Comment

How to Return to the Workforce After an Extended Absence

I frequently interview candidates for open positions in my organization and am often asked what advice I have for women returning to the workforce. The most important piece of advice I can give you is to not apologize for leaving your career to raise your children. Be confident in presenting your skills and be assertive about what you have to offer a prospective employer. Finding a…

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Added by Portia Mount on May 19, 2011 at 11:02am — No Comments

The Great Household Help Debate

The Great Household Help Debate

Last week my friend blogger Blessing over at WorkingMomJournal, made an impassioned pitch for why she thought working mothers needed to embrace nannies, housekeepers and other household help. She referenced a …

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Added by Portia Mount on May 17, 2011 at 10:45pm — No Comments

Get Your Body Swimsuit Ready in Just 57 Minutes

It's that time of year when every women's magazine cover trumpets its own formula for the perfect beach body. If you are still feeling a wee bit zaftig from all of those wonderful winter comfort foods you consumed, have no fear help is around the corner. While there is no silver bullet to losing those extra lbs, …

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Added by Portia Mount on May 10, 2011 at 9:22am — No Comments

Ten Steps to Finding the Perfect Nanny: Part 2

Nanny Jo

This is part two of my thoughts on searching for a nanny. Even if you are used to hiring and firing people on the job, finding someone to care for your little one can be an agonizing process. After all, you are choosing someone who will become a member of your family. …

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Added by Portia Mount on May 3, 2011 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Ten Steps to Finding the Perfect Nanny: Part 1

Finding a nanny is a little like finding a husband. It's all about chemistry and you have to be patient and willing to wait for the right person to come along. It's also one of the most nerve-wracking things you will do as a parent. Many of you contacted me to say how helpful my post on the …

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Added by Portia Mount on May 2, 2011 at 9:48am — No Comments

This weekend why don't you....

Celebrate Earth Day this Weekend

... switch out at least half of your incandescent light bulbs for CFLs.

... recycle all of those cans, bottles, boxes and magazines piling up in your garage.

...…

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Added by Portia Mount on April 21, 2011 at 10:39pm — No Comments

On the Menu: Eat Well on a Budget



Photo by Kerry Hosford from Cooking Light Magazine

 

I've noticed that money is a popular blog topic. Given the recession, I guess it's no surprise. I'm finding it very interesting to read about…

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Added by Portia Mount on April 19, 2011 at 9:03am — No Comments

Embrace the "F" Word

Learning to Deal with Failure

When was the last time you failed? I don't mean a little mistake. When was the last time you experienced a bona-fide, gut-wrenching, FUBAR failure? I used to be afraid to fail. I think I spent much of my twenties and my early thirties trying hard not to fail. Back then, I had serious perfectionist tendencies and worked hard not to make a mistake.  I look back at how naive I was then.…

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Added by Portia Mount on April 12, 2011 at 9:57am — No Comments

The Trouble with Chris Brown: A Lesson for My Son

There is something troubling me. Last week the media was agog with R&B star Chris Brown's latest outburst. For those of you who don't follow pop culture, Chris Brown is the R&B singer/dancer who notoriously beat up his then-girlfriend pop star Rhianna two years…

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Added by Portia Mount on March 28, 2011 at 12:41pm — No Comments

Grown-Up Friendship: When Friends Move On

How Good a Friend Are You?

The E! Channel just started re-running Sex and the City, one of my all-time favorite television series. When SATC came out, I was living in New York and working as an  account executive at a big PR agency.  The story of four working women pursuing successful careers, romance…

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Added by Portia Mount on March 25, 2011 at 2:38pm — No Comments

Simple Steps for Preparing For an Emergency

Emergency Preparedness

Two years ago a rogue tornado tore through my neighborhood. Eight of my neighbors' homes were completely destroyed by the violent wind and rain.  The tornado came so suddenly, Dr. D. and I barely had time to get down to our basement. We huddled in a crawlspace under our stairwell as we listened to what sounded like a freight train blowing down our street. Our power,…

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Added by Portia Mount on March 18, 2011 at 9:14am — No Comments

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