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September 2009 Blog Posts (67)

Collector Circle II / Art Lovers

We believe Art is for everyone. That's the founding premise of Collector Circle II. We are a unique art advisory service. Our purpose is to educate those who have a desire to become serious collectors. Once you have an eye for breakthrough work, an understanding of the ever-changing marketplace, and a guide to help you navigate the vast world you're about to enter, you'll have all the tools you need to make smart decisions.

Added by Suzy Baum on September 30, 2009 at 9:30pm — 1 Comment

Butterfly’s Resident Licensed Psychotherapist - Julie Potischman

as told by Bradi Nathan

Julie Potischman is Butterfly’s Resident Licensed Psychotherapist and she is also, you guessed it, a working mom. Julie has a private practice in Roseland NJ and 15 plus years of working with children, adolescents, adults, families and couples. Julie spends most days listening to her clients. Now the tables are turned as we ask the questions and do the listening.
BN: What did you do before you had… Continue

Added by MyWorkButterfly on September 30, 2009 at 12:49pm — 2 Comments

Work Life Month Begins Tomorrow

October is National Work Life Month, designated unanimously by Senate Resolution in 2003.



While most working moms face the work life issue every day, this designation of October as "the" month to think about the issue, presents a special opportunity to find and seek out new ways to help with the work life challenge.



One interesting resource is the… Continue

Added by Amy Impellizzeri on September 30, 2009 at 12:40pm — No Comments

Resumes - Mother's Recruitment Consultant

Jill Levine has been a freelance Recruitment Consultant for 13 years, hired by large Corporations to fill their open positions. She is an expert at resume writing, interview preparation, career coaching, people management and matching qualifications to job requirements. Lucky for us Jill shares invaluable advice for those looking for work!




How should moms account for a gap on their… Continue

Added by MyWorkButterfly on September 30, 2009 at 11:30am — No Comments

NUTRITION INSPIRATIONS: Welcome to your 8th edition

Spring Rolls

Blue Horizon Organic Chinese-Style Shrimp Spring Rolls are a great appetizer or snack treat.

3 Rolls = 130 Calories and 4g Fat





Fun Fruit Idea for Kids

Having a tough time getting your kids to eat fruit? Try filling an Oreo (ice-cream) cone with fruit and top… Continue

Added by Shari Bilt Boockvar on September 30, 2009 at 7:57am — No Comments

How to look for a reliable or trusty babysitter

I was having a hard time concentrating on my work because my son has become extremely active and only sleeps 1 hour during naptime. I was thinking of getting a babysitter, and a friend suggested that I should try Sitter City because that's where she found her son's babysitter and she's been raving about her. So I signed-up and found someone based on her ratings and I've been using her since. My son totally loves her.… Continue

Added by Thea on September 29, 2009 at 10:55pm — 1 Comment

Have Breasts, Will Travel

I have this friend Steve who was recently on a flight. Across the aisle was a new mama with her babe and a very elderly man, who from here on in shall be called ‘old dude’.



As the airplane was taking off, mama started breastfeeding babe. As any travelling mama knows, it’s good if you can get babe to feed on the way up and the way down to relieve any ear pain due to changing air pressure.



As she is feeding, old dude is shuffling around, mumbling under his breath, clearing… Continue

Added by Julie Cole on September 29, 2009 at 3:00pm — No Comments

WHEN NOBODY WANTS YOU

I need to tell you that my ego and everything else about me has taken a serious hit this year. My personal life has been very hard and I have continually tried to keep my chin up, be positive and have faith that it's going to be over soon. But, its very hard to do when nobody wants you and you realize that your friends have deserted you. When your not the top dog any longer and all your opportunities fade away because your too expensive too have around, you realize who your friends are. I went… Continue

Added by Susan Burg on September 28, 2009 at 3:39pm — 1 Comment

No More Flabby Arms

We are hard working women, moms, wives, friends and we spend a great time of time taking care of others -- but if WE fall apart we have nothing left to give



To that end, I am introducing an amazing fitness product that you carry in your purse and get a 5 minute arm toning and tightening exercise in whenever and wherever you can --



You simply MUST try it -- it has transformed my entire upper body -- HOW you may say - rather skeptical as I was --

gyrotronic resistance… Continue

Added by Forbes Riley on September 26, 2009 at 12:01pm — No Comments

Vacations with babysitter/nanny

I'm a mom of 6 yr daughter, and twins age 2.5(boy & girl). I work full time and have a babysitter/nanny take care of them during the week. We are planning to take a week vacation to Disney. I was thinking about taking along our baby sitter, to help with the kids as I need some R&R myself. This would be my first time taking a babysitter on vacation with our family. She normally works 11 hrs a day. She will have a room with the twins and we will have a room with our older daughter. The… Continue

Added by Robin Finn on September 25, 2009 at 7:30am — No Comments

Becoming Supermarket Savvy

You know by now that one of the easiest ways to avoid temptation is to avoid bringing high-fat, high-sugar foods into your home in the first place. This effort begins in the supermarket, so learning to shop more effectively can be one of the most useful skills when trying to create new, healthy lifestyle habits. Studies have shown that moms make more than 90% of the food purchasing decisions, so now's the time to learn how to make those decisions smart ones!



The first step… Continue

Added by Debi Silber on September 24, 2009 at 11:58pm — No Comments

Melaluca

Does anyone know about the Melaluca company and how it works?

Added by Melinda on September 24, 2009 at 3:51pm — 4 Comments

How to Get Free Email Mail Marketing that Converts Like Crazy

First... Set Up a Free Account With a Company that is White Listed...



There are many email marketing companies that offer free campaigns, but two stand alone as the best.



1) iContact - Included in their free package is a 31 page white paper that will make even the most novice marketer an email pro. They have a fully integrated survey sytem along with email scheduling capabilities. iContact also… Continue

Added by Gabriella Green on September 24, 2009 at 3:43pm — 1 Comment

Goldman Sachs Returnship (SM) Program/Top Women On-Ramp Into Finance: Application Deadline Tomorrow

By Pamela Weinsaft (New York City)



On September 15, 2008, 11 women walked through the doors of the Goldman Sachs office in Manhattan. Some had decades of experience in finance; others had substantial careers in law, technology, operations and accounting. All had voluntarily taken a hiatus from the workforce—from two years to two decades—and were there to explore the possibility of returning to the world of finance through the pilot Returnship (SM) program offered by Goldman… Continue

Added by Terry Starr on September 24, 2009 at 12:14pm — No Comments

Moms. Give Before You Receive

So much to tell! I hardly know where to begin other than with saying, I eat too much when I work from home!!! Okay, that's out of the way. Welcome to all of the new Butterflies in the community who have just joined us as a result of the Nick Lachey Auction that Butterfly is currently hosting. What about Nick Lachey you ask? Well, the handsomely sweet Nick Lachey is currently being auctioned off LIVE on MyWorkButterfly.com. For Real!! Now is your chance to bid on a Dream Date with Nick with a… Continue

Added by MyWorkButterfly on September 24, 2009 at 10:22am — No Comments

Giving Advice in the 21st Century - I May Be Able to Help!

Giving advice is a delicate process, but one I have a lot of experience with over the years. For more years than I care to admit, friends, family and others have come to me for advice on everything from love to work to parenting and so much more. Most of the time, if the person asking for the advice takes my advice, things turn out well. If the person chooses not to take my advice, typically things turn out the way I predict they would should they not take my advice. Of course, I have been… Continue

Added by Aniela Frattarola on September 24, 2009 at 9:37am — No Comments

five years and counting



This Friday J and I will celebrate five years of marriage, hence the Ooph logo. I spent some time Sunday looking through our wedding photos and reminiscing about the day we got married. I know I am biased but it was an insanely fun wedding, complete with hay bales, cowboy hats, Budweiser and margarita popsicles to help our guests cope with the hot September afternoon. I have only looked at the photos one other time right after the wedding and… Continue

Added by Stefanie Mullen on September 23, 2009 at 7:14pm — No Comments

NUTRITION INSPIRATIONS: Welcome to your 7th edition

Non-Dairy Ice Cream

Trader Joe's Soy Cream Mango Vanilla Non-Dairy Frozen Dessert tastes like a mango creamsicle!

1/2Cup = 130 Calories and 4g Fat





Kids Cookbook

Loving The GASTROKID Cookbook. Great recipes for all ages. Have your child help pick out the recipes - Then go shop and cook together.





Omega and Fiber Cookie Bar…

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Added by Shari Bilt Boockvar on September 23, 2009 at 8:19am — No Comments

Opt in/Opt out?

I am so confused.



I was still trying to figure out if Lisa Belkin was right in 2003 when she announced that many women - intelligent, professional, affluent women - were deliberately and consciously opting out of the workforce, choosing instead to raise their children and be homemakers.



Many argued at the time (and continue to argue) that the choice was neither deliberate nor conscious. That women were in fact being driven out of the workforce in droves due to pay equity… Continue

Added by Amy Impellizzeri on September 22, 2009 at 9:52pm — 2 Comments

"Mompreneur" stimulus package

So...this year has been a rough one, economically speaking. Consumer spending is way down, which means fewer opportunities for us to get our fabulous new "must have" products on the retail shelves. If you are anything like me, your goals for fiscal year 2009 have gone from making your first million to making the ends meet! The good news is that the market has entered a "recovery state", which means people are starting to spend more. With any luck, 2010 will bring buyers with money to… Continue

Added by Evie on September 22, 2009 at 10:16am — 1 Comment

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