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Month: November 2011

Wordless Wednesday: Giving Back

I told you last week I was given an award for ‘Outstanding Achievement in Leadership’ for my volunteer work in my community. Here is a memory of that night.

The Secrets Teens Keep and Ways To Get Them Talking

I’ve had a career working with teenagers for many years– 21 years to be exact, and have raised some as well. So, I’m in the know. And today, I am ready to share their secrets, so that raising your teens will be an easier and more joyful experience.

Please promise not to tell them that I’m giving up their secrets! But understanding them is the key to a great relationship.

#CyberMonday: Keurig K-Cup Carousel – A Display of Pretty

It’s Cyber Monday girlies, which means online sales galore! But there really isn’t anything I’ve wanted or needed. I’m not jumping up and down for Louboutins which are reduced from $700 to $595.

But, there is this one thing I’ve had my eye on. I keep seeing this Keurig display carousel on TV commercials and I’ve wanted it. My readers know I live for my Keurig coffee machine, but those Green Mountain K-cup boxes look so unattractive on the counter. I wanted something pretty, and lord knows, I was going to find it! So, I cheated on Cyber Monday, and instead if buying online, (I needed that instant gratification), I went out to buy it! I just got home from Walmart.

Four Things You Should Know About Men

Men don’t like to talk about themselves much. For this reason, many of their idiosyncrasies are largely left a mystery. Today, I am pulling back the curtain, revealing the delicate balance of what separates a man from the boy. Whether you are married, in a relationship, navigating dating websites or the bar scene, these four tips will help bring new understanding to what you already thought you knew about men.

Wordless Wednesday: Writer’s Block

I’ve got it ladies. I’ve got a case of writer’s block.


The best I can do today, is declare a day’s vacation, and return tomorrow.

Got any cures? 😉

The ‘Secret Sauce’ To Becoming a Woman of Action – With Sheri Salata

My hubby was on “Daddy duty” this past Sunday during our yearly women’s luncheon for Breast Cancer Research: “Women of Action, Pink Lady Fund.” Each year, three outstanding women in our community are honored for their accomplishments and tireless dedication to their work and community, and for being “a woman of action.” Six hundred women strong. The highlight of the event, is always the guest speaker. The event is only a few years old, but over the past few years, we have seen the likes of Marianne Pearl (who was portrayed by Angelina Jolie in the movie A Mighty Heart), Margaret Trudeau (former wife of our former Prime Minister Pierre Elliott Trudeau, who suffered with mental illness), and Jeannette Walls (author of the best-selling book, The Glass Castle).

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Erica Diamond Chats With Real Housewives Star & Entrepreneur Ramona Singer

Ramona, can you tell us a little bit about your business and how you got started, notably your skincare line TruRenewal, your jewelry line Ramona Singer Jewelry for HSN, True Faith Jewelry, and Ramona Pinot Grigio? This is a place where many entrepreneurs come to get inspired and educated. I read that your father gave you a $70,000 loan when you were 29 years old to start your own business, and you paid it back, with interest, in one month.

Today Is National Entrepreneurship Day – Watch These!

Today is one of my favorite days of the year! Today is National Entrepreneurship Day. And I am proud to be the spokesperson for this day. NED’s primary goal is to increase awareness about entrepreneurship and promote it among young people, and in the long term, increase the number of entrepreneurs. After all, our children represent the leaders of tomorrow, and there just might be the next Steve Jobs, Phil Knight, or Martha Stewart walking among us. It’s our duty, to inspire our youth to not only become entrepreneurs, but to also THINK like an entrepreneur. And that means teaching them skills such as– how to become proactive, how to become a self starter, how to be a leader in their surroundings, how to take matters into their own hands to create change, and to have a desire to innovate.

The Cold Hard Truth

Low self-esteem seems to plague the female existence. We are faced with the insurmountable task of being beautiful, successful, sexy and powerful, all while making it look easy. Low self-esteem has been my Achilles heel since I was very young. Growing up, I was chunky with spotted skin, so I worked diligently toward being the class clown. Having my classmates laugh WITH me before they could laugh AT me was an art form I perfected.

A Quitter Never Wins And A Winner Never Quits

I love to write. There, I said it. I friggin’ LOVE to write. It doesn’t matter much what I’m writing — a how-to article on banana clips, an academic piece on the Reformation, a high-adventure fantasy/sci-fi — chances are, I will enjoy writing it.

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