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Hoarding: When Too Much is Truly Too Much

We’re all quite aware of what clutter is and how it can not only adversely affect how our household functions, but also how it can also have a negative impact on our health. But this isn’t the full extent of how bad things can actually get.…

How to Support Children after a Diabetes Diagnosis

Throughout the world, several hundred thousand children and teens are diagnosed with either Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes. It is a prevalent disease, impacting an estimated 200,000…

Diagnosing Cow’s Milk Protein Allergy in Children

Creating an environment where children remain healthy and happy is not always within a parent’s control, particularly during their early years. Medical issues may cause a variety of concerns for parents and their children that are both difficult to diagnose and a challenge to treat with…

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Japan Relief: How You Can Help

How to contribute to the relief effort in Japan

By now we've all seen the devastating news that continues to unfold in Japan. First a terrible earthquake, followed by a tsunami and now news of trouble at four of the country's nuclear facilities. While it's true Japan is one of the most technologically advanced countries in the world, the humanitarian need in the wake of this crisis is enormous. Japan holds a special place…

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Added by Portia Mount on March 17, 2011 at 9:22am — No Comments

A Global Mindset Starts at Home



Preparing for the Global Work Place

"What color are you?" Huh? "What. Color. Are. You.?" Me? I'm shopping at Pier 1 Imports in the home fragrance aisle and see a young, blonde girl about six years old looking up at me. "What color are you? Are you brown?" I'm wondering how to answer this question. Should I pretend I didn't hear her? Do I answer? She's so cute and it's an innocent question. I go for it. "Well,…

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Added by Portia Mount on March 12, 2011 at 4:18pm — No Comments

Spring Cleaning from the Inside Out

I love everything about Spring. The cool crisp air, the gorgeous blooming trees and flowers and the longer days. Spring is when I do my annual home deep clean. This year though I am taking a different approach. I'm starting my Spring cleaning with me first. I shared in a previous post that I…

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Added by Portia Mount on March 10, 2011 at 10:44am — No Comments

The Nanny Tax Part 1: To Pay or Not to Pay?

Zoe Baird. Kimba Wood. Sound familiar? Both of these  prominent women were nominated for high-level political appointments only to see their nominations torpedoed due to not paying taxes on their household help. It's a common story these days; many families either don't know about the so-called 'nanny tax' or simply choose not to pay it. After all, no one really pays these taxes…

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Added by Portia Mount on February 24, 2011 at 10:29am — No Comments

Sure Fire Ways to Kill Your Career (and How to Avoid Them)

We'd all like to think that we are immune from failure, but even the most successful executive hits a wall sometimes. The reality is that you will experience set backs at some point in your career. Being alert to these common career derailers can help keep you on the right track. Click here to read more:…

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Added by Portia Mount on February 21, 2011 at 11:19am — No Comments

The Ultimate Working Mother. Who's On Your List?

I am inspired by so many incredible women who live their lives in and out of the public eye. This is the first of an occasional column about the  Boss Moms who balance high-powered careers, motherhood and making their mark in the world. Read…

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Added by Portia Mount on February 16, 2011 at 1:49pm — No Comments

Love Your Heart

Love Your Heart. Boss Mom on Heart Disease.
What is the number one killer of women? You may be surprised to know that it's not cancer but heart disease. The American Heart Association estimates that nearly 500,000 women die of heart disease each year. Frankly, I never gave much thought to this disease until my dearly beloved mother-in-law died suddenly and unexpectedly of a heart attack last month.…
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Added by Portia Mount on February 14, 2011 at 7:41pm — No Comments

Dump Your Watch and Get More Out of Your Day

I'm thisclose to declaring email bankruptcy. I recently returned from a week long business trip to Asia and, no kidding, I had 700 emails in my in-box--and that's with an out-of-office notification turned on. To cap it off, I had a pile of mail, dozens of meeting requests to sort through and a laundry list of items I needed to do at home.  If you feel whipsawed by a never ending stream of voice…

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Added by Portia Mount on February 1, 2011 at 12:05am — No Comments

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