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August 2012 Blog Posts (16)

Find out how you can help your kids achieve success in school!

 I will be hosting a  FREE webinar, How to Set Your Kids Up for Success in School, on September 6 at 12noon Eastern, 9 Pacific

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Added by Jenny Lewis on August 31, 2012 at 2:00pm — No Comments

When Mommy Is Sick....

When mommy get sick from staying home with a sick toddler and daddy has his first night in his bowling league and can't be home....



Mommy still has to make dinner regardless if she has an appetite or not



Mommy still has to deal with temper tantrums and timeouts



Mommy has to keep her eyes open while sitting on the couch



Mommy still has to play Ker-Plunk.... over and over



Mommy still has to play Memory..... over and…

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Added by Amanda Sachs on August 29, 2012 at 9:07pm — No Comments

Mamas Pulling Together

Over the last two years, I have seen a lot of young women battle illness – yep, that usual suspect, cancer, hard at work. As I see them struggle with their young families, businesses and work obligations, it always leaves me wondering – how would I cope? Or more to the point – how would my family…

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Added by Julie Cole on August 29, 2012 at 9:34am — No Comments

Ker-Plunk

Ever played the game Ker-Plunk? Take all that time putting the sticks in to place. Like A LOT of time because towards the end none of the sticks want to find another hole on the other side. Only to pull the sticks out one by one and wait for the marbles to fall in less than half the time it took you to put the sticks in! We had the game growing up as kids. I…

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Added by Amanda Sachs on August 28, 2012 at 10:14pm — No Comments

Corporate Technology Recruiter available

Hello!    I am an IT recruiter looking for my next opportunity.  My preference is a WFH job.  I have been very successful working remotely and can provide references and metrics.  I live in Florida but have recruited nationally for a MAJOR organization for 10 years.

If anyone in HR has an interest, please view my background on LinkedIN and connect with me.

Thanks!

http://www.linkedin.com/in/marinagawlinski

Added by Marina Gentile Gawlinski on August 28, 2012 at 12:35pm — No Comments

Are You a Statistic or Something More?

Let it be known that according to a U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report in 2011, 71% of mothers with kids under the age of 18 are working, or actively looking, for work.  So, here we are…. a statistic. What the statistic should truly reveal (in my humble opinion) is that we are (100%) the most time-efficient species on earth.  We live in an era with easy access to smartphones, videoconferencing and where work hours are no longer confined to nine to five. This in itself has…

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Added by Bradi Nathan on August 27, 2012 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Did I Set Myself Up??

I'm sitting here totally thinking I set myself up for the sick day with Connor that we are going to have tomorrow....



Last week I finally got access set up at work so I can log in and work from home if needed. I should have done this sometime in the last year and a half since I started working at this job BUT I thought it was this big mysterious…

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Added by Amanda Sachs on August 27, 2012 at 10:12pm — No Comments

Finding Balance in Your Life – Some Ideas I’ve Found Helpful

Part One: Career

Roll With It – The Wheel of Life

A very popular activity that many coaches use to help clients identify goals is the Wheel of Life.  A quick internet search will reveal the popularity of this activity, along with many templates for your own Wheel of Life.  Most have several categories already designated, such as career, family, health, wealth, spirituality, etc.  A few are blank, inviting you to choose the categories that are most meaningful to you.   The idea…

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Added by Jenny Lewis on August 27, 2012 at 1:23pm — No Comments

Mothers Returning to Work – How to Ease the Transition

When I was a teacher, this time of year meant returning to work after having my summer off with the kids.  Though it was never as hard as the first time, each fall was a difficult transition for the whole family:  suddenly I was not there…

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Added by Jenny Lewis on August 27, 2012 at 1:20pm — No Comments

Summer Fun

Catching up on what we did over the summer.....



We went camping out in Western MD at my dad's trailer at Little Orleans Campground. Everyone had a great time and getting away with family was perfect. I even discovered Chocolate Chip Cookies S'mores.... YUM!

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Added by Amanda Sachs on August 25, 2012 at 12:14pm — No Comments

Finding Peace in the Chaos

Its been quite a chaotic week. Not really busy doing things but I've felt mentally and physically exhausted.

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Added by Amanda Sachs on August 25, 2012 at 12:00pm — No Comments

How We Said Goodbye To The Bink...

Why and Preparation:

So the time came where Connor would loose his Bink (pacifier) in the middle of the night and then whine until on of us (most of the time me) ran into his room to search through his blankets, under the bed or along the floor to find the missing Bink to stop the whining and put Connor back to sleep.
This started to get…
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Added by Amanda Sachs on August 24, 2012 at 10:11am — No Comments

Summer almost over???

It's amazing how time flies and we don't even realize all the things that happen around us. This happens more than often when we have children. Between the daily chores and the constant trips to soccer games, baseball games, art classes, it never ends. Not to mention, there's also "the man of the house" who also needs a lot of attention and care. My typical summer begins (obviously) when the children are out of school and the running around in the morning stop. Boy that's something I do not…

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Added by Karla Amaya on August 16, 2012 at 11:20am — 1 Comment

The Right Book at the Right Time

Julie Cole is away.  Our guest blogger and book-loving mama Heather Wray talks about her favourite childhood books and how the right book at the right time can encourage children to become lifelong readers.

When my grandfather was preparing to move into a retirement…

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Added by Julie Cole on August 15, 2012 at 10:48am — No Comments

Summer Luvin'. (Don't stop the Luvin' part just yet!)

Here we are, a bit shy of one month before the kiddos return to school.  I was thinking of milking every last moment until the insanity of carpools, play dates and practices begin.  In all honesty, I’m having a hard time with the “milking the moment” part caused by the influx of texts from parents trying to prearrange it all!  I’m not ready for the “Who’s driving to/from?” or the “I pulled my child from travel soccer because he didn’t make the A team!” conversation. …

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Added by Bradi Nathan on August 8, 2012 at 6:00pm — 3 Comments

Why I Avoid Reading

I recently had the opportunity to read a book. As a busy, working mom of six, it was a rare occasion. We were at the cottage for a week and my kid had been nagging me to read her favourite novel, The Hunger Games. Surprisingly, I got really into it and had a hard time putting it…

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Added by Julie Cole on August 1, 2012 at 9:27am — No Comments

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