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November 2009 Blog Posts (36)

Surviving Birthday Party Season



Within the last month, three of my six kids have had birthdays. It’s a very lean month in our household – topping up RESPs along with throwing a few birthday parties can take its toll on anyone’s budget.



In addition to not liking birthdays’ financial implications, I think birthday parties are a royal pain. I know many party mamas out there who relish in planning extravagant events, particularly their children’s parties. Indeed, I have… Continue

Added by Julie Cole on November 30, 2009 at 6:08pm — No Comments

First Blog Post

Greetings everyone!





This is my first blog post, and I'm excited to be part of this new social network. I believe that women can encourage and strengthen each other in so many ways, and communities such as Butterfly makes it so much easier for us to connect!



I'm open to provide advise, encouragement or listen to whatever there's on your mind. I've been a single mother for years and juggling with managing a household and a successful career isn't always easy, let alone… Continue

Added by LTM Awakening on November 30, 2009 at 2:43pm — 1 Comment

coral jewelry

Coral can be divided into shallow water coral reef and deep-sea corals.

Shallow water coral reef has a wide distribution。There has more isle form of coral reef in the area of shallow water of Pacific Ocean,Indian Ocean and Atlantic. The density of shallow water coral less than 2 ,and the rigidity of it less than 2 too.It can not be used to as the raw materials of the carving art, for viewing only as a Kistler.

Shallow water coral…

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Added by penny kwok on November 26, 2009 at 4:14am — No Comments

HOLDING ON TO THE PAST

What are you holding on to that is poisoning your mind and your efforts? For me it was the past 18 years I had devoted to the medical field. The climb to the top and the recognition I got being at the top. It was a giant fall. I had to realize that "me" was not the only "me" I am. Yes, I was at the top and I was the best at what I did. But, with the world changing it was time for me to change too. I had to realize that the past was not only restricting my future, but it was ruining my self… Continue

Added by Susan Burg on November 25, 2009 at 4:26pm — No Comments

Holiday Party Looks

Brushing up on chic and trendy styles for a holiday party? Stacy Novich of Complements Two has the inside scoop on what’s hot for the holidays this year!



Stay in style this season with the following holiday must haves:



Basic Black

You can never go wrong with basic black. Try a contemporary little black dress or a black top over jeans or slacks for a classic look.



Nailheads

These accessories always add the perfect accent to a jacket, pant, or… Continue

Added by Stacy Novich on November 25, 2009 at 9:52am — 1 Comment

NUTRITION INSPIRATIONS: Welcome to your 11th edition

Welcome to your next edition of NUTRITION INSPIRATIONS.



You can view these "inspirations" by clicking here to visit my blog.



I hope you find these "new and improved" entries helpful. I have included pictures and company links.



Chocolatey Fiber Bar…

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Added by Shari Bilt Boockvar on November 25, 2009 at 7:59am — No Comments

Fall Fashion Survival Kit: 6 Pieces To Update Your Look

If your fall look is a little under the weather, check out my remedy for an effortless and chic way to survive the season without having to shop for a whole new look. Simply buy an item from the following six categories and you'll be ready to face the fall in style. And the best part is, you don't need to blow your budget, most pieces are under a $100.



1. Special Black Sweater



A noir knit number will be one of your best layering pieces for fall that instantly boosts… Continue

Added by MyWorkButterfly on November 23, 2009 at 1:27pm — No Comments

November is Caregivers Month

By Lisa Cook Bayer

Lisa Cook Bayer, J.D., is President of Life Management Resources, LLC, a private elder care advocacy firm located in northern New Jersey.


Each year the National Family Caregivers Association organizes National Family Caregivers Month as a time to thank, support, educate and empower family caregivers.



I respectfully defer to the President of the United States of America who, so… Continue

Added by MyWorkButterfly on November 23, 2009 at 10:54am — No Comments

Washington Square Hotel - A Family-Run, Family-Friendly Hotel in New York



The Washington Square Hotel is one of the last of a dying breed: the family-run hotel in Manhattan. Fortunately, Washington Square carries its history and family feel front and center – and does it very, very well.



For more than a century this elegant building has been a hotel; it opened, in fact, in 1902 as the Hotel Earle and in the century since has… Continue

Added by Shelley Seale on November 22, 2009 at 12:29pm — No Comments

Mojo for the Holidays! CONTEST!!

Are you waiting for January 1st to begin your weight loss program?



Have you resigned yourself to the fact that you're probably going to gain weight during the holiday season?



Yes, you’re about to enter the period of time where we tend to gain the most weight (and feel the most stress!) But, in one 30-minute, one-on-one Mojo Coach® Holiday Strategy Session I can give you a personalized plan to prevent holiday weight gain!



We… Continue

Added by Debi Silber on November 20, 2009 at 5:42pm — No Comments

Wonder Mom - Jennifer Hudson at her BEST

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After giving birth to baby “DAVID” last 3 months, Jennifer Hudson the Oscar-winning actress in her breakout role in 2006’s Dreamgirls is said to play the wife of Nelson Mandela, South Africa’s first black president, in the drama, ‘Winnie’.





Click here for full story



Jennifer Hudson is just one of the many moms who… Continue

Added by KamdenK on November 18, 2009 at 11:14pm — No Comments

Why we love Scott Fox's "Internet Riches"

I always loved reading "Cliff Notes" as a young student. Not as a means of beating the system but as a way to quickly learn the pertinent information at hand. Come to think of it, moms deserve cliff notes because we need to absorb things fast and furiously as we go about our day multitasking carpools and kids, work, school, house, parents... need we say more? Today we thought we'd do you the honor of creating a short list, cliff notes if you will, from the book that got us started on the… Continue

Added by MyWorkButterfly on November 17, 2009 at 4:53pm — No Comments

Complements Two Host Food Drive for Hudson County

Throughout November, non-perishable goods will be collected and presented to the Mary McLeod Bethune Life Center of Jersey City.



Complements Two of Livingston is calling upon friends, family, and clientele to help them ensure that the less fortunate have an enjoyable Thanksgiving dinner.



From now until November 22nd, they will have a drop-off box for non-perishable foods in their store. Patrons are invited to contribute hot/cold cereal, crackers, peanut butter, jelly,… Continue

Added by Stacy Novich on November 16, 2009 at 12:33pm — No Comments

WHEN TO LET GO?

This has been an interesting week. One filled with mom like realities. I've always considered myself a well adjusted, open minded mom. I've never been to clingy and I've always given my daughter enough room to grow and the right amount of rope when she needed it. This week, I wanted to hang her with the rope! Oh, now don't gasp and get all "WHAT"? We've all been there. Everyone told me how bad 16 was going to be, but when she was 15 it was BAD! I actually said to her one day "one of us is not… Continue

Added by Susan Burg on November 15, 2009 at 8:13pm — No Comments

Cover Letter Advice

From Butterfly Member Jill Levine:



"I’m a Corporate Recruiter with Accenture, supporting Unilever, and have many years of experience with fortune 100 Companies. Since most Corporate Recruiting Departments are lean and understaffed, we have little time to read Cover Letters. I personally have not read a cover letter in years and the Recruiters I hire, don’t either. The ATS does not pick up keywords on the Cover Letter, so the resumes must be strong and informative. If a… Continue

Added by Bradi Nathan on November 14, 2009 at 3:43pm — No Comments

Truth or Dare:

Truth or Dare: are you a counter-thawer or a fridge-thawer? Heather is, unabashedly, a counter-thawer. And look, I've kept them all alive for this long!

Added by Heather on November 13, 2009 at 12:50pm — No Comments

Burning it Up - Aerobic and Cardiovascular Exercise

What is aerobic exercise?



In a nutshell, aerobic exercise is the type of sustained activity where you engage the large muscles of your body (legs and gluts) for a prolonged period of time. Aerobic exercise increases the need to oxygen that allows these muscles to perform, helps to flush toxins out of the bloodstream, increases your metabolism, and strengthens the heart and lungs. Aerobic activity also requires sustained energy in the form of calories that are used to fuel… Continue

Added by Debi Silber on November 13, 2009 at 11:39am — 1 Comment

I Fired My Housecleaners

It could be a cultural thing, but I live in an area where hardly anyone cleans their own home. I hadn’t cleaned my house since my oldest was born, and my husband gave me the housekeeping as a gift. What a great idea for a Mom with a new baby! I was hooked and I’ve been paying someone else to clean my house for the last 11 years. Last month I realized that the family budget wasn’t going to sustain the extra $400 a month I’ve been paying for cleaning. And so I had to let them go.



I’ve… Continue

Added by Julie Arnheim on November 13, 2009 at 8:00am — 2 Comments

A working life -

I recently published an article in Ad Age (http://adage.com/talentworks/) talking about work life balance, how to achieve it, and the need to set goals that help maintain your priorities. The truth is, it's a struggle for everyone, but for working moms, the challenges of feeling successful at work and at home at the same time can sometimes be overwhelming. No matter what you do, you feel like someone is being shortchanged.



So how do you… Continue

Added by Judy Laughren on November 11, 2009 at 11:05am — 2 Comments

AMERICA RECYCLES DAY

By Melissa Goldberg, Green Luvin’

November 15th is America Recycles Day. Chances are you're already recycling the cans, bottles, and paper that get picked up at the curb, but what about all that other stuff that's lurking in your drawers or closets - like outdated gadgets…
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Added by MyWorkButterfly on November 11, 2009 at 10:00am — No Comments

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