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December 2009 Blog Posts (52)

Looking to interview a newly employed mom

Hello and Happy Holidays!

I'm a reporter working on a story for a women's magazine and would like to interview a mom who was unemployed yet recently found a job with a company (not her own business). If you'd be willing to share your job-hunt story, please tell me a little bit about you and send a photo please. Ideally, I'm looking for a married mom in her 30s or 40s who had a tough but recently successful hunt. Hopefully, it will inspire other women who are jobhunting in this rotten… Continue

Added by Mary Jo DiLonardo on December 28, 2009 at 7:37pm — No Comments

It’s all in the Perspective…

‘Glass half full’ or ‘glass half empty’? I think it depends on the day….



During the day to day mundane tasks we are all subjected to I find it rather easy to loose track of what is really important. It becomes easier and easier to dwell on the unimportant and trivial matters that arise. Will the world end if you are cut off in traffic? Will the sky fall if you can not find your favorite pair of jeans to wear?



If you find your glass is only half full, grab a smaller glass,… Continue

Added by Suzette Jolie Reynolds on December 28, 2009 at 4:35pm — No Comments

A Hero in Seat 20J

This weekend another “hero” arose from the midst of our everyday lives. The circumstances on the Northwest flight to Detroit found Jasper Schuringa as he says in his own words “Without any hesitation, I just jumped over all the seats… I just went over there to try to save the plane…..” His instinct took over and as a result lives were saved! How would you react under those same circumstances? Certainly you’ve been asking yourself that question each time you read the articles surrounding… Continue

Added by Michael Starr on December 28, 2009 at 4:01pm — No Comments

Partnership with Facebook's Circle of Moms application - December 21, 2009

MyWorkButterfly.com announces its partnership with Facebook's Circle of Moms application. You can now find us in the Working Moms group within Circle of Moms, dispensing the resourceful advice we provide at MyWorkButterfly.



We are now able to share our content, as well as empower and inspire more… Continue

Added by MyWorkButterfly on December 28, 2009 at 3:21pm — No Comments

What's Your New Year's Resolution?



With little over 3 days to go, I'm been thinking about what my New Year's resolution is going to be for 2010. I have to admit that for as long as I can remember I have maintained the same resolution year after year. So, this year, as we end a decade and move into a new one, I am spending a bit of time this week really thinking hard about what I am going to really commit to. Something achieveable. Something that I can say, "Yup, I did it."… Continue

Added by Terry Starr on December 28, 2009 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Sandy Alouete, SVP Talent Relation VH1 & Mom

As told by Butterfly Co-founder, Bradi Nathan



Let’s explore the “grass is always greener” cliché, shall we? I admit that when my kids were babies, my grass was brown, dried out, burnt, overexposed to the harsh elements. My husband’s grass, not ass, was thick and green, shiny little blades sparkling in the sun. Put simply, he went off to work everyday and I did not. I was a worker and a very good worker at that. Then I had babies. While I worked harder than my husband as a new… Continue

Added by MyWorkButterfly on December 28, 2009 at 12:03pm — No Comments

8 Child Care Solutions/Suggestions

Here are eight child care solutions/suggestions to help you on your way:



1. Sitter City - a national baby sitting service

2. Mom's Helper - a trustworthy nanny agency in the tri-state area

3. Friends and family, especially grandparents

4. Local YMCA's or churches offer preschool programs

5. Licensed local day care facilities- go for reputable names you trust, tour the facilities, meet the directors, owners, teachers and always get references

6. Nanny… Continue

Added by MyWorkButterfly on December 28, 2009 at 11:53am — 1 Comment

Things Are Not So Bad

Around our house, we have great fun celebrating Christmas. This year was also fantastic, with one exception. Nagging at me all day was how baby boy was breathing. Not good.



At 7:30pm I couldn’t take it anymore and made the trip down to the hospital. Before getting admitted, they put us in the trauma room to get him on some oxygen and begin other treatments.



I was sitting there holding a ventolin mask over his screaming face, telling myself that the situation sucked. I was… Continue

Added by Julie Cole on December 28, 2009 at 11:38am — No Comments

Butterfly Member, Diane Lang, "Tips for the New Year"

Tips for a great new year



We all want to start the New year off right. We think to ourselves, this will be the year: I lose weight, start exercising, eat better, reconnect with old friends, get a new job, etc. These are all great goals but why do we wait till Jan 1st to form a new habit and make positive changes in our lives. This year, lets make a promise to ourselves that the changes we make this year will be permanent and meaningful. They will set the year off to a… Continue

Added by Bradi Nathan on December 27, 2009 at 9:40pm — 1 Comment

A great new search website for busy Moms



Check out this great new website – AlikeList.com. Here you can quickly find the right local businesses to help you save money and time. ALikeList is based on the principle that people trust referrals from friends and family. This site is word-of-mouth referrals at your fingertips! You can create and save your most trusted U.S. businesses, make recommendations and rank them. Go ahead and invite your family and friends, share list and connect each… Continue

Added by Lynn on December 27, 2009 at 5:12pm — 1 Comment

How do you feel about having your family living far away from you?

My mother, sister, nephews, and nieces live in a different state than I do. Most days, it does not bother me. But, on a day like today, it would be great to pop over real quick, get some words of encouragement, and maybe munch on a treat or two. As my kids get older, I really do see the need to have my family available for me.

Do you suffer, enjoy, being away from you family? Please share your stories.

Added by Shanah S on December 21, 2009 at 6:19pm — 4 Comments

What are the benefits of family game night?

The benefits are huge. First of all, family game night is a great way to spend quality time together as a family that DOES NOT cost anything. What a great way to introduce something fun to do in place of something that your kids may not be able to do anymore because of finances. Secondly, it creates bonding between family members. In this stressful world game night is a great way to relax, get back in touch with our youth, laugh, play, and just have fun.…
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Added by MyWorkButterfly on December 21, 2009 at 12:38pm — No Comments

What do you tell your children when mommy or daddy loses their job?

Age factors into this answer, but in general, tell them the truth. Ensure them that things may be a bit different, but that everything will be OK. Even if the parent is feeling terrified and worried, I would encourage the parent to fake it for the kids sake. If things in your life need to change because of that loss of job, then once again, talk to your kids about those changes and use this opportunity to teach values and appreciation that so many of our kids…
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Added by MyWorkButterfly on December 21, 2009 at 12:36pm — No Comments

Things I Do Well: Fatigue

So this baby of mine has been a chronic bronchiolitis guy. I’ve never had a bad breather so it’s all new and exciting. In fact, I’m just home from a few days in the hospital with him. Throw some pneumonia into the bronchiolitis mix and you’ve got yourself a weekend pass to paediatric paradise. Baby and I have had the pleasure of spending quality time together wrestling ventolin masks and guzzling pediapred.



Being such a chesty baby, both… Continue

Added by Julie Cole on December 21, 2009 at 12:35pm — No Comments

AMAZING ABS AFTER BABY!!!

HELLO ALL! After weeks of struggling to lose the last few inches after my beautiful baby this summer, I made my own post mommy miracle belt out of frustrationand couldn't find anything on the internet that didnt make me look like Bridget Jones in her old granny panties! Anyone interested in finding out more of my design or know of anyone having their own bundle of joy, please do contact me at lisa_sthill@yahoo.com. I worked in the fashion industry with DKNY for a few years and now a proud new… Continue

Added by lisa st.hill on December 21, 2009 at 10:20am — No Comments

Mom's at Christmas Holidays

This Christmas Holidays, finding a part-time job can be possible. If you love to cook special dishes and bake some cakes/cookies then it could be a good part-time job for mommies, right? The good thing about this is you get the chance to spend more time with your kids since its Christmas and New Year vacation while doing some business at home. Or you kids can help to on some easy cooking chores.



In a typical 9 to 5 job, the means and fruits of production (your work) net you… Continue

Added by MelisaQ on December 20, 2009 at 10:55pm — No Comments

Advice for single moms and married moms who are struggling to do it all

Answer Submitted by Julie Potischman, Butterfly's Resident Psychotherapist:



"I have nothing but respect for single moms. The first and most important advice I would give to them is to STOP trying to do it all. The truth is, I tell most moms’ single or not, to stop trying to do it all. My goal when working with moms is to teach them to be kinder to themselves. So many moms’ struggle with trying to do the basic day to day tasks of parenthood, without even touching the surface of… Continue

Added by Bradi Nathan on December 20, 2009 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Is anyone interested in bartering to build our businesses? Looking for those with intellectual products or otherwise...

Do you sell products on / off line? Do you want to help other mom's to build there businesses through bartering. I am willing to buy a book or needed products if you are willing to become a member for as low as $14.95/month. I truly believe we need each other. Someone said to me the other day that women that don't help other women are not heaven bound. Don't know that I am completely sold on that thought, but the point was taken. Let me know.…



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Added by Shanah S on December 20, 2009 at 5:35pm — 2 Comments

Hi Moms, I am reposting this from my blog. I really can't find a better way to say it than this AND I really don't want anything to get lost in the translation. I know I'm late with my blog this we…

Hi Moms,

I am reposting this from my blog. I really can't find a better way to say it than this AND I really don't want anything to get lost in the translation.





I know I'm late with my blog this week, thank you for following. It has been a very interesting year. Those of you who read my blog have been following along with the trials and tribulations in both my personal and professional life. As you know, I am a realtor. But, you need to know that I am also a real person… Continue

Added by Susan Burg on December 18, 2009 at 6:16pm — No Comments

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