Month: December 2015

Blogging Break

Blogging Break

Do you hear that sound?

It’s the sound of the home stretch. The approach of the end of another year. Christmas, Nat King Cole and reindeers, BOXING DAY! It’s also the time where I close up the blogging shop for 2 weeks to spend time with my family. As you know, it’s my gift I give myself every July and December. I rest the mind, and come back rested and rejuvenated with fresh content in January.

Will You Earn What You’re Worth In 2016?

No, this post isn’t about how the economy will perform next year.

It’s about asking for what you’re worth, in your existing job or in a new one.

As women, we tend to be afraid to negotiate. A meaningless fear? Not entirely. Harvard University researcher Hannah Bowles has shown that women who ask for more money are more likely to be negatively perceived than men who ask.

Last Minute Holiday Shopping and Travel with @Aeroplan

Last Minute Holiday Shopping and Travel with @Aeroplan

Christmas is exactly 10 days away! The holidays are too!

Have you been dreaming of last minute travel? Are you also last minute holiday shopping?

Well, if you are, I’ve got your covered on both fronts today.

If you recall, I have been a LOYAL member of the Aeroplan program, accumulating Aeroplan Miles as I have spent dollars, for almost 20 YEARS! I have traveled to New York, Florida, New Orleans, rented cars, gone to spas, stayed in hotels, and even booked a romantic getaway to Nassau. All because of Aeroplan that has let me earn miles for dollars spent.

'Tis The Season with Le Chateau!

‘Tis The Season with Le Chateau!

‘Tis the season for gift giving, and fabulous holiday fashion! There’s no better place to stock up on the greatest office party, holiday and New Year’s party attire AND gifts than the store on every main street and in every mall across Canada, and online at LeChateau.com.

Swimming Upstream

Swimming Upstream

Happy Monday, ladies!

Home stretch to the holidays. Can you taste a complete and total rest in your near future? Even if you have just a few days off between Christmas and New Year’s, I challenge you to maximize them. And when I mean maximize them, I mean, can you challenge yourself to a complete and total unplug? Can you challenge yourself to actually rest? Maybe stay in bed and watch movies with the fam till noon? I challenge you to STOP this holiday season.

Single and Happy for the Holidays

Single and Happy for the Holidays

By Guest Blogger Arlene Dickinson

I decided to share this because, well, it’s the holidays. Enough said.

I can’t imagine I am the only woman over 50, not married or in a serious relationship, that has been told by some well-meaning friend that it would be so good for me to find someone.

Find someone?

Is there a specific spot that I should look? Is there a lost and found pile that I can dig through to see if someone in there belongs to me? Perhaps there’s a room full of eligible smart kind men in a building somewhere I can’t locate. Of course I am kidding. I know people are well-intentioned when they say it.

The Science of Raising Happy Kids

The Science of Raising Happy Kids

I absolutely love today’s post which comes courtesy of Happify.

The study reported that kids with nurturing moms have 10% bigger brains, and other interesting facts.

Enjoy this.

#WomenOnTheFence.com's Holiday Gift Guide!

#WomenOnTheFence.com’s Holiday Gift Guide!

Good morning and Happy Monday! I’m sitting in my office, I hear the lovely birds chirping outside, but it’s dark and dreary out my window, and honestly not very good for the mojo. However, it’s also the second night of Chanukah and 18 days until Christmas! Yup it’s that fun and frenetic time of year.

We have never done a holiday gift guide, but many of you have asked if we will be posting a gift guide this year. This is a women’s lifestyle blog after all, so I decided that might be a great idea! In the end, I said yes, and today we will post some fun women’s lifestyle items. This post is unsponsored with zero affiliation links and purely just items I love for holiday gift-giving!

Here we go, WomenOnTheFence.com’s 2015 Holiday Gift Guide:

How a Six Month Separation Saved a Troubled Marriage

How a Six Month Separation Saved a Troubled Marriage

Sometimes you need to take a step back in order to have the courage to walk forward and get what you want. In the case of one woman Sandy (not her real name), she took a six-month break from her marriage and it not only gave her the space she needed, it gave her the marriage she wanted…. a saved marriage.

What's It Going To Take To Make a Change?

What’s It Going To Take To Make a Change?

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, there is no doubt that you’ve read about the mass shooting yesterday in San Bernardino.

And while everyone seems to be weighing in on social media, updates like: ‘Guns don’t kill people, people kill people,’ or ‘#GunControlNow,’ whatever side of the fence you’re on, this isn’t black and white concept. Especially when reports of “possible terrorism” are added to the mix.

I did however, come across something I wanted to share. I was given permission by my friend Andrea Syrtash to share her Facebook status update. Andrea is a Canadian living in the United States. Amidst a lot of misinformation, it was refreshing to see the facts.

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