Month: November 2010

Flattery Gets You Everywhere

Flattery Gets You Everywhere

When was the last time you took the time to call your best friend, your aunt, your employee, your husband and tell them how much you appreciate them? Now I don’t mean to slip in an “I love you” at the end of a call after phoning them for another reason. I mean JUST to tell them how important they are in your life, to thank them, and tell them how great you think they are? I bet most of you cannot remember the last time. Yuck. Well that’s no good!

A Thanksgiving Reminder

When I awoke this morning, I wasn’t feeling connected to a particular topic for today. My thoughts were scattered. And then a Blackberry text message from a friend I haven’t spoken to in a while set off a light. I wished my husband’s friend a quick happy new year this morning and asked him how he was doing. His reply, “Happy New Year to you too. We are overdue to get together. Things are okay. They could definitely be better, but then again, I could be in Haiti.”

Los Angeles and Being Back On The Fence

I have been blogging a year. And what a year it has been. I started this blog with a vision, with a dream, for all women who were sitting on the fence in their lives, to have a hub, a place to connect, and learn, and laugh, and get inspired to jump off the fence. I can say the success has been beyond my wildest expectations.

Mad Money: Yay or Nay?

Did your mother ever tell you to keep some “mad money” around just in case? Mine did, and hers was in the bottom drawer, towards the back of her small jewelry box. Relatively speaking, it was not a lot of money. I believe it was anywhere between two and four hundred dollars, depending on the time of the year. But the important thing was that it was a secret from my dad. Even though she frequently dipped into this fund to buy the holiday and birthday gifts for my dad, she never told him it was there.

A Contest and Giving Back

A Contest and Giving Back

Boston Pizza reached out to me with an amazing contest that incorporated giving and children’s charity, I couldn’t resist.

With the Christmas season fast approaching, many people have started to think about how they can make a difference in their communities. Boston Pizza is supporting Canadian charities with the launch a national fundraising initiative in support of Canadian families.

Wordless Wednesday

Wordless Wednesday

Ladies, I’m off ’till next week.

Co-Hosting an episode of a Mommy Show in L.A. and other exciting things.

I’ve never left my family this long and I’m feeling nervous and anxious.

And of course guilty.

I’ll try and check in on my spare time.

Wish me luck.

Laughing Through Life (Instead of Complaining)

We all have some form of stress in our lives. And whatever that stress may, whether it be the “real” kind… divorce, destruction, illness, death, or the “real-to-me” kind… I ate too much, my kids are driving me crazy, why do I have to help you with your homework, somebody shoot my mother-in-law… we all deal with it differently.

The Good Ol' Fashioned Double Standard

The Good Ol’ Fashioned Double Standard

Ok Girlfriends. We’re gettin’ down, dirty and honest today. We’re taking an old topic and breathing new life into it, cuz the double standard still exists in full force in many households today. I know it’s alive and well in mine.

Warning: Today could turn into a bit of a kvetch-a-thon. I’m not sure yet.

So now, let’s look at the definition of “The Double Standard.”

double standard

–noun 1. any code or set of principles containing different provisions for one group of people than for another, esp. an unwritten code of sexual behavior permitting men more freedom than women

A Remembrance Day Message

Today is Remembrance Day, a memorial day observed where we honor and remember the sacrifices of members of the armed forces and civilians in times of war, specifically since the first World War. Remembrance Day is observed every November 11 to recall the offical end of World War I on November 11th, 1918 (Wikipedia).

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