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October 2009 Blog Posts (53)


Well, the $8000 Tax Credit has been passed. This is fantastic news for all the single parents out there. You now have until April 30, 2010 to get in on the buying action. If you are in escrow on that date then they give you an additional 60 days to close escrow. Thats an added bonus. The current tax credit expired Novemer 31st, weather you were in escrow or not. The new credit is going to include a credit for couples who make up to $225K and for individuals up to $125K. They have also added a… Continue

Added by Susan Burg on October 30, 2009 at 6:34pm — No Comments

Mother Daze... tales from the imperfect playground excerpt (Nov. 2nd)

Here is a sneak peek from Mother Daze... tales from the imperfect playground:

...It was at that moment, while driving in the car, that I decided to write. I began to reflect on all of the women in my life, how impressive each one is, and how much we miraculously get done. My thoughts jumped from beach excursions to birthday parties, from friendships to family history. While my three children took turns at providing complaints, I gazed forward and smiled. I became oddly excited. I actually… Continue

Added by Christine Carr on October 29, 2009 at 10:11pm — 2 Comments

Ready, Set, Slow

When it comes to lasting weight loss, slow and steady wins the race.

Although many people take on the latest diet program, quick fix or promise of immediate results, most only find themselves right back where they started in a relatively short period of time. In fact, most people who take drastic measures to lose weight not only gain back what they lost, but gain even more leaving them more discouraged and frustrated with each attempt.

Why do we continue to put… Continue

Added by Debi Silber on October 29, 2009 at 3:25pm — No Comments

Social Networking

I finally found a job after 6 months of being without one. It was starting to get tough to make payments and live with medical or dental insurance. I did a few writing jobs jobs that helped a little, but mostly it was a struggle. Interestingly enough, I found it by old fashioned… Continue

Added by Laura Builds on October 29, 2009 at 1:51pm — 2 Comments

Mozella Contest

Just listened to freezing! Loved it!

Added by Jayme Lipkin on October 28, 2009 at 9:32am — No Comments

get mad (libs)

I publish a print magazine for mothers ( It's mouthy, edgy, funny and raw. Yesterday, on Facebook, I asked for parts of speech for a mad lib; I thought you all might get a kick out of it. Here's the original: get born fills the hole of isolation for modern mothers, giving them hope, a laugh,. and enough sanity to keep their heads afloat.

AND, here's the Mad Libbed version; I think it adequately describes motherhood, don't you think?

get born squats, spits,… Continue

Added by Heather on October 27, 2009 at 11:16am — 1 Comment

A Little bit of book

Suck it up; Go Forward and Smile

It starts out like this,

Jump on in here and get started! Don’t have enough time to read this short book? C’mon just “Suck it up and do it.”

Tired of hearing about recession, depression and all those gloomy things?

Stop listening and do something. Suck it up, pull yourself up and let’s change the way things are.

My intentions are to help you be more motivated, focused and happy by offering some tools in this short book to not just… Continue

Added by Karen Webster on October 26, 2009 at 8:52pm — 1 Comment

Halloween Tricks and Contest Treats

Halloween falls on a Saturday this year- what a bonus for working moms! No need to race home from work to take your children door to door. No need to feel guilty that you can't make it home until past dark. Halloween is on Saturday this year- what a wonderful thing! My son is of the age where he thinks it's hysterical to dress up like a cheerleader and actually convinced me to buy him the outfit. Pom poms and all. My daughter, on the other hand, had her mind set on being Hannah Montana which… Continue

Added by MyWorkButterfly on October 26, 2009 at 3:30pm — No Comments

This is Lovely, But...

I have people send me this link regularly:

I’m always so chuffed when people take the time to forward something that might be of interest to me. Have a look – this clip is a beauty. A lovely teenager with autism gets his chance on the basketball court and absolutely shines – elevated to hero status by his supportive peers cheering him on. It is truly moving.

It also annoys the crap out of me.

When I see this clip, it makes me want to… Continue

Added by Julie Cole on October 26, 2009 at 11:53am — 1 Comment


Doctor, Lawyer, Indian Cheif, Executives, parents, superstar movie star. What do they have in common? They all have to relocate at some time in their lives. I work with alot of doctors and executives. The one complaint is always "the realtor didn't seem to understand my problem". They don't tend to talk to many realtors because there aren't many of us who do relocation. It can one big long burden of problems. I work with them because I've been in their lives as one of them. I remember one day… Continue

Added by Susan Burg on October 24, 2009 at 10:05pm — No Comments

Out of Sight, Out of Mind

One of the first recommendations that I always make for my clients who have difficulty controlling themselves around certain foods is to get some of those particular foods out of their house. If it's not there, you can't eat it!

But even with the best of intentions to keep only the healthy stuff around, special occasions come up, children want treats, you throw a party, or there are just some great leftovers that you can't bear to part with. What is a mom searching for her… Continue

Added by Debi Silber on October 22, 2009 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Reflecting on my book publishing experience.

Hello, MWB Friends.

Many of you have been a part of my book publishing journey, and now that the book, “Tomorrow Is My Birthday,” is nearly finished, I thought I would reflect on the experience and share my thoughts.

Back in May, I decided to go the self-publishing route with It had been a year since I completed my children’s book manuscript and I finally had the funds to self-publish. Deciding to self-publish would enable me to realize a… Continue

Added by Shannon Smedstad on October 22, 2009 at 3:34pm — 2 Comments

Dr. Oz Show tomorrow in Manhattan! Interested in being on the show with your girlfriend?

If you're interested in being on the "Dr. Oz" Show tomorrow (Friday, October 23), ....

This segment of Dr. Oz, you will be playing a game with Dr. Oz and your girlfriend on TV about what you know about your inside......

Call Alicia at 212-259-1585!!

You'll need to be there at 2-4:40pm!!

Added by MyWorkButterfly on October 22, 2009 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Foods that Fight Breast Cancer

By Kara Sibilia

According to, diet is thought to be partly responsible for about 30% to 40% of all cancers. Most research on diet and cancer shows that eating a low-fat, high-fiber diet rich in vegetables, fruits, beans, and whole grains help protect against cancer.

No single food can prevent or cure breast cancer, but it’s the…

Added by MyWorkButterfly on October 21, 2009 at 4:44pm — No Comments

Maria Shriver Reports, A Woman's Nation Changes Everything‏

Would it shock you to learn that American companies haven't kept up with the changes in today's workforce or with their families? We think not. On October 16th, this little known fact became official as the Center for American Progress and Maria Shriver released “The Shriver Report: A Woman's Nation Changes Everything.” This release reveals that, "For the first time in our nation’s history, one-half of all U.S. workers are women, and mothers are the primary breadwinners or co-breadwinners in… Continue

Added by MyWorkButterfly on October 21, 2009 at 2:30pm — No Comments


Our elementary school principal was sent this information from one of the parents at our son's school about car idling:

* Just 10 seconds of idling uses more gasoline than restarting a car.

* Idling harms your engine and exhaust system. 30 seconds is all it takes to circulate the oil and start driving on freezing days.

* Children are especially vulnerable to air pollution. They breathe faster than adults, inhale more air per body weight, and stand at tailpipe…

Added by Terry Starr on October 20, 2009 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Why is protein important for your kids

Hearing a lot lately about the importance of feeding your children protein at each meal? Proteins are indeed important. Here’s why.

Proteins are the building blocks for the cells in our bodies. There are many reasons why proteins are important to consume one reason is that protein contains essential amino acids.

Proteins are large molecules made up of smaller chemicals called amino acids. Humans need 20 different amino acids in order to produce all the proteins in our… Continue

Added by Lynne Kenney, PsyD on October 20, 2009 at 3:17pm — No Comments

Contest: LISTEN UP!... Blog to win!


Click through to learn how you could win by blogging your song review. Prizes include an autographed guitar, CD, or live phone chat with the singer MoZella! The first ten entries are guaranteed to win!

Added by Bradi Nathan on October 20, 2009 at 10:30am — 2 Comments

A Different Kind of Remembrance Day

Last week on October 15th, many mamas were lighting candles in remembrance. That day has been designated as National Pregnancy Loss & Infant Loss Awareness Day.

I had a miscarriage soon after my first child was born. My loss was accompanied with some guilt too – finding out I was pregnant while having a newborn left me horrified. I quickly adjusted to the thought of my “Irish Twins” and was devastated when I miscarried. Then came the guilt – how could I have initially greeted… Continue

Added by Julie Cole on October 19, 2009 at 11:17am — No Comments

Want Weight Loss Success? Take these Six Steps first!

Are you ready to make some changes in your life? Do you have challenges in any of these areas?

* Nutrition

* Fitness

* Stress control

* Emotional health

* Relationship wellness

* Spirituality

You don't have to wait until New Year's Eve to make significant changes in your life. Any day can be the first day of your new lifestyle. But to make it really happen, you need a plan for success!

STEP… Continue

Added by Debi Silber on October 16, 2009 at 6:59pm — No Comments

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