As we leave August 31, 2010, exactly 2 years since we first met that summer day at Borders, we look forward to welcoming and announcing here our "five-thousandth" Butterfly Mom!
Terry and Bradi
Added by MyWorkButterfly on August 31, 2010 at 8:30pm —
Now that everyone is heading back to school and heaping more onto their plates, it's a great time to talk about ways we can leverage the internet to keep our task lists in order. Gone are the days of carrying a large Franklin Covey
planner. I'm a graduate student with a full-time job and a family, so having a task list has proved invaluable to keeping me organized.With an Android mobile phone
and constant access… Continue
Added by Angie on August 31, 2010 at 3:55pm —
My withdrawal symptoms are beginning to subside... going on day three without my "crackberry." In my efforts to pack-up the entire family for a much needed vacation, before the start of school, I was hyper-focused on everyone else's crap rather than my own. It is liberating in a sense to be without a blackberry, however, I'd be remiss if I didn't… Continue
Added by MyWorkButterfly on August 31, 2010 at 2:00pm —
Social media is fast becoming a new type of therapy. Even if you have never been in therapy or counseling, we have all seen it played out in television, movies and books and know what therapists will ask.
Here are just a few phrases that will be familiar:… Continue
Added by sandy miller on August 31, 2010 at 9:40am —
Maintaining friendships when you are a mama can be a tricky business. Often already juggling a hectic home life, work and children, while also trying to carve out a bit of time with Daddy-o, can leave little room for your girlfriends.
The way I see it, there are a few friendship fizzling high risk situations:
1) You become a mama: Many report that their friendships with single/childless girlfriends suffer. Mama feels… Continue
Added by Julie Cole on August 30, 2010 at 3:30pm —
What would a discussion about job seeking be without talking about the resume? The resume is the most tangible aspect to job hunting and seems to be the place everyone runs to first. Creating an effective, powerful resume is within everyone’s grasp.
I’m going to focus this article not so much on a list of issues, but rather on a philosophical element that seems to be missing in the job seeker when putting together their resume. I will quickly list the most prevalent issues first,… Continue
Added by Dorothy Tannahill-Moran on August 30, 2010 at 3:30pm —
As a FT working Mom, my time and energy are limited. And as an introvert, my job as a therapist requires a significant amount of cognitive and interpersonal energy. By the time I get home I'm pretty tired. Continue
What resources I have left are mustered and directed toward my boys. They are my heart and, well, frankly they take a lot of energy. It's a little bit of a self-sustaining energy in that I get a ton from them as well. All the same, I'm exhausted by the time they are both in…
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Added by MyWorkButterfly on August 26, 2010 at 1:30pm —
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Added by MyWorkButterfly on August 26, 2010 at 12:30pm —
When you launch your job search, the ocean of possibilities for where to get started can look overwhelming. With so many job-posting sites, companies posting jobs on their own sites, Craigslist, aggregators, job fairs and press releases, there is little wonder why you can go from overwhelmed to a dead stop in less than a second.
Not all job search methods are created equal in terms of how effective they will be in helping you to find a job. In this context, effective is defined at… Continue
Added by Dorothy Tannahill-Moran on August 25, 2010 at 3:33pm —
What is it about having a child that really drives home the Murphy’s Law experience?
You know what I’m talking about.
JUST as your child is finally drifting off to sleep for a nap, the neighbor dog’s shrill bark cuts through the air right to your nervous system. (I’m still accepting offers for anyone experienced in assassination for that dog, by the way.)
JUST when you finally have the motivation to exercise and lose that baby weight, you start to get… Continue
Added by Kristy Lorenzen on August 25, 2010 at 2:04pm —
1. Never put anything in writing that you wouldn’t want your parents to see.
2. You can do anything you put your mind to.
3. Never be afraid to say and stand by what you believe in.
4. If what you want to say will not bring good to a situation, don’t say anything at all.
5. Enjoy the process. There’s always a way to have fun even when you are working.
6. Choose wisely the people you allow into your life.
7. Don’t do anything that… Continue
Added by Sue Urda on August 25, 2010 at 7:49am —
When is the last time you truly ‘unplugged’? We’re talking no emails, no cell phones, no to-do lists, no regular day-to-day tasks and chores. We’re talking no brain cells set to ‘on’ and no where to go, nothing to do. We’re talking true and purposeful relaxation all geared to help you chill out, relax your body, ease your mind, and soothe your soul. We’re talking sleeping in late, lying around on the beach or the couch, taking a nap, taking a walk because you feel like it, not because you have… Continue
Added by Sue Urda on August 25, 2010 at 7:46am —
Knowing when to be flexible and when to stay firm is a mainstay of successful and happy people. There are times when it is in your best interest to stick to your guns and not budge an inch. These are times when your integrity, character and basic truth are in play. Other times, being able to bend the rules or accept a change in plans may be the smartest and easiest move for everyone concerned. These are times when you realize that “the best laid plans” may get in the way of what is most… Continue
Added by Sue Urda on August 25, 2010 at 7:45am —
For those of you who have partners in business, and in life, you know that sharing allows you to climb higher than you could alone. Consider finding a partner for your venture, like mine- Terry, who brings tremendous value. One who you can trust, that has additional relationships… Continue
Added by MyWorkButterfly on August 24, 2010 at 1:30pm —
Contributed by Carol Fishman Cohen and Vivian Steir Rabin
In the June issue of INC Magazine, Patagonia founder Yvon Chouinard is interviewed about a range of topics relating to managing and motivating employees. When asked at the end of the interview:
“If you were starting a company today, what would you do to create the best possible workplace?”
Chouinard gave an incredibly powerful response:
“…..I would search out older women as employees. Ones that… Continue
Added by Carol Fishman Cohen on August 23, 2010 at 11:39pm —
As my own mother flies out today to be with her mother, my grandma, I remember a phrase that I heard over and over and over last week at work:
“I WANT MY MOMMY!”
You see, last week was the first day of school for our little ones at the elementary where I work. There is always at least one child screaming this ancient phrase straight from the gut.
Also being a mommy myself, I know that a little separation anxiety incites pretty strong emotion for everyone in the… Continue
Added by Kristy Lorenzen on August 18, 2010 at 12:30pm —
Welcome to your next edition of NUTRITION INSPIRATIONS.… Continue
Added by Shari Bilt Boockvar on August 17, 2010 at 2:00pm —
These issues seem so basic that I think they get skipped over, yet, they are often the central problem many job seekers have. Clarification is critical in order to provide the necessary focus on the jobs/job titles you are pursuing.
In order to truly focus your job search strategy and align all of your actions, you need to concentrate on 2 or 3 specific jobs you want to find. Whether you think this number is high or low, the reasons for this number are:
• Too few jobs. If… Continue
Added by Dorothy Tannahill-Moran on August 16, 2010 at 6:30pm —
Terry had the great pleasure of attending the BlogHer (a community of women who blog) ’10 conference last week where 2,400 women bloggers filed into the Hilton New York for two-days worth of inspiration, empowerment, to network and to learn a thing or… Continue
Added by MyWorkButterfly on August 16, 2010 at 2:30pm —