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December 2010 Blog Posts (34)

Christmas Highlights (And you thought YOUR family was crazy???)

1.  I can never hear my son call my brother, Scott, “Uncle C*ck,” too many times.  Never gets old.



2.  It was good thinking to keep the child locks on our windows so that my mom was unable to roll down the window and shout things at houses when driving home from Christmas Eve dinner.  We…

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Added by Kristy Lorenzen on December 29, 2010 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Create that Great Day

How wonderful is it to receive a smile from a total stranger, a compliment or a kind gesture?  Well, I found out recently, and it is tried and true, a for sure way to have a great day-everyday...smile at yourself, compliment yourself and give yourself a kind gesture.  I know it sounds silly but trust me it works.  My friends are now firm believers in this. WHen you really consider it, you will soon realize that you may be your biggest critic but you can be your biggest fan.  Why not love…

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Added by Shai Walker on December 29, 2010 at 5:13am — No Comments

Moms Guide to Re-Entering the Workforce

In 2005, Forte Foundation, a consortium of business schools and major companies and Wharton Center for Leadership and Change Management concluded that women who re-enter the workforce after taking a hiatus to raise a family, care for a parent, or tend to other personal matters could derail their career.

Among their findings,

  • An overwhelming majority (70 percent) of women initially felt positive about leaving their full-time jobs. But this optimism dropped sharply as…
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Added by Blessing O. on December 28, 2010 at 1:44pm — No Comments

6 New Ways For Moms to Network in the Workplace

As a working mother, you dash out of the office at closing, rush home to prepare dinner, head to baseball game, and get the kids ready for school the next day. This routine varies with uncertainties, but a typical mom's work day is never open for networking events such as happy hours, beer socials, etc.

But in order to be more successful in business, in a career; one must get to know people. One must network and carry meaningful conversations that can open doors, create opportunities…

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Added by Blessing O. on December 28, 2010 at 1:42pm — No Comments

Butterfly's Rendition of the 12 Nights of Xmas and a Happy New Year! - Weekly Wings

 

 

On the 28th day of December, my partner…

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Added by MyWorkButterfly on December 28, 2010 at 10:00am — No Comments

Google Buys Twitter? Yahoo Axes Bartz? Facebook hits billion mark?

I just read an article by Chris O'Brien, writer for the San Jose Mercury News, who made some very interesting predictions for 2011. If, like last year, even 50% of his predictions come true, it will be quite extraordinary for the US and the rest of the global economy.

Here are a few of Chris' eleven predictions (in his own words) for 2011 that I concur with:…

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Added by Terry Starr on December 27, 2010 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Dreams for Children

 

I see a  little pony

Whiskers stiff and shining

Back strong and sturdy…

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Added by Joy Munro on December 26, 2010 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Holiday Gift Guide 2010: last minute gift ideas for kids

by stylebakery.com

 

Time is running out and if you're still on the search for the perfect gift for the kids on your holiday list, you better hurry. We've found five last minute gift ideas that are sure to bring a smile to any kid's face this holiday. The best part is that they are all in stock and ready to ship in time for you to sneak them…

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Added by MyWorkButterfly on December 23, 2010 at 10:00am — No Comments

Must-haves for holiday travel with kids

StyleBakery.com

 

We know it's a busy week for moms everywhere. The kids are out of school, the weather is horrid and there are presents waiting to be wrapped and sent off to their recipients. Oh, and there's also the packing that needs to be done to head off to visit family and friends for the holidays. Don't worry, it will all get done in time. But just to…

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Added by MyWorkButterfly on December 23, 2010 at 10:00am — No Comments

Livingston Lancers Girls' Basketball Season Off to An Exciting 2-0 Start

For the first time in recent years, the Livingston Lancers Girls' Varsity Basketball Team is 2-0, winning it's opening game on the road against Belleville High School Friday night, 37-30, and defeating Arts Science High School in Newark by 10 points this past Monday.  In addition to the Varsity wins, the Junior Varsity Squad also won its first two games, promising for an exciting…

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Added by Terry Starr on December 22, 2010 at 1:17pm — No Comments

A Moment of Magic

When Grandma came to visit, she stayed in my bedroom because I didn’t sleep in there anyhow. To my brother’s embarrassment, I slept with him until he grew too old, had enough, and kicked me out.



One Christmas Eve, I left my brother’s bed in the middle of the night. I crawled into my own bed, with Grandma.



Grandma was not like other Grandma’s I knew, and I wanted more of her. She was beautiful, ladylike, wore sparkly jewels, hummed to herself almost all day, had boundless… Continue

Added by Kristy Lorenzen on December 22, 2010 at 11:09am — No Comments

Twitter Connection Leads to Discovery of Anne Deeter Gallaher's Return to Work Story!

This is a reprint of a blog I wrote for Yahoo Shine.

A typical weekend morning; I'm on Twitter for a bit.  I take a…

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Added by Carol Fishman Cohen on December 21, 2010 at 4:20am — No Comments

Job Search: Plastic Surgery to get a Job?

Recently, Tory Johnson, the Good Morning America career contributor, talked about how job seekers are using plastic surgery to help them get jobs. Obviously, Tory didn’t support the concept and neither do I. While I’ve conceded the point that there is age bias out there in the work place, there is also a perspective I would like to impart on my peers.

First, if you want to get plastic surgery because you’ll feel better about yourself, I’m all for it. I think plastic surgery is a…

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Added by Dorothy Tannahill-Moran on December 20, 2010 at 2:00pm — 2 Comments

Martha Byrne on As the World Turns- Escape Holiday Madness with "Un-reality" TV - Weekly Wings

 

Did you ever feel like you were living in a soap opera? Consider all of the drama that surrounds your life, both personally and professionally. Perhaps it’s an office romance or a steamy suburban sex-capade. Stories such as these allow us to escape from the monotony of life, if only for a moment.…

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Added by MyWorkButterfly on December 20, 2010 at 11:00am — No Comments

Women and Technology

From the very start I have embraced technology. Why - because technology has allowed me to run my business more efficiently. I have spend my career helping other women embrace technology. I will be writing posts about my favorite technology and why I love all of my devices:

  • My Laptop - for work when I need to produce results. I prefer a smaller laptop that easily fits into my purse
  • My iPhone - for my calls, quick internet access and for access to my email of…
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Added by Donna Marie Antoniadis on December 20, 2010 at 7:14am — 2 Comments

How Can We Start to Bring More Gratitude into Our Lives?

Being more grateful in our lives is very easy!

Make it a part of your daily routine, in those moments before you get out of bed, and at night just before going to bed to say a heartfelt thank you for everything in your life. You can also put something in your pocket so every time you touch it, you remember to…

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Added by Terrie Handley on December 19, 2010 at 7:26pm — No Comments

Job Search Wisdom From A Classic Children's Story

Ruth Krauss' The Carrot Seed tells the journey of a little boy and his gardening adventure. Said boy plants a carrot seed and waits for the magic to happen. Despite some familial pessimism about whether the seed will actually develop into anything, the boy dutifully…

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Added by Carol Camerino on December 17, 2010 at 8:38am — 1 Comment

Are You Cut Out to be a Mom?

Oh my goodness.  Tonight, I had flashbacks.

 

Not flashbacks in the sense of, “Whoa, I’ve done way too much acid, man.”

 

More like, flashbacks of when my child was an infant, and we were in the throes of dealing with reflux and colic and CONTINUOUS, angry crying.

 

I felt shell-shocked.  Anxious.  Overwhelmed.  Heartbroken.  At a loss.  Scared.  Not sure.  Full of doubt.  Inadequate.

 

I picked up my son from daycare today.  He…

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Added by Kristy Lorenzen on December 16, 2010 at 3:37pm — No Comments

Project Gratitude - Helping Military Widows

I am confident that you understand the high price of freedom. Unfortunately, there are many that forget, especially as time passes and events are forgotten. The number of Operations Iraq Freedom and Enduring Freedom casualties, as confirmed by the United States Central Command, is 5308 which many of which have left behind widows and children. On January 13th, twenty bereaved widows and daughters of fallen military members will attend the Miss America Finals weekend in Vegas, courtesy of an…

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Added by Shana Smith on December 15, 2010 at 2:34pm — No Comments

Makin’ Somethin’ out of Nothin’

by: Mindy Scheier



' Ok, so if you are anything like me, you are seeing your account dwindle and have 7,500 more gifts to buy. So here are some economical, yet highly fashionable, ideas to MAKE a gift. Genius you say? I totally agree and am just annoyed that I haven’t shared my spectacular ideas with you all before this! Well, maybe that’s because I tend to be a bit selfish. So, here are some ideas for you to take a creative stab…

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Added by MyWorkButterfly on December 15, 2010 at 10:24am — No Comments

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