3 Awesome Tools for Starting a Business

Image: FreeDigitalPhotos.net Beginning a business is not easy. A new business requires a lot of micro-managing and needs a lot of involvement. Businessmen tend to be disheartened when they find the task too exhausting. This is why online tools are … [Continue reading]

Grabbing the BULL-y by the Horns

Probably one of the hardest skills a mom should master is hiding her emotions.  It’s putting on a façade of strength when inside, her spirit is crushed to bits.  I was faced with that challenge last week, when my daughter came home from school, … [Continue reading]

When Your Kid Has Stage Fright

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My spidey mom-sense was on heightened alert when I knew that something was troubling my daughter when she came home from school one afternoon.  Her usual chatty, post-school self was shushed by a countenance marked by a somber quality.  I was quick … [Continue reading]

The Impatient Patient

This weekend, I’m taking a trip which I’m not really too keen on taking.  I’m going back to see the doctor.  It doesn’t matter if he’s good-looking.  I simply dread having to drag myself to the clinic, and wait for hours until the doctor … [Continue reading]

Why I Should Not Be (Unreasonably) Afraid

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It pains me to say it, but I don’t feel safe living in this day and age. In this part of the world, you’ll be shocked at the types of crime committed. Around a month ago, news of a six-year-old boy being kidnapped on a school bus was broken, … [Continue reading]

How to Prevent Praise Burnout

Too much of a good thing can be bad.  There is more truth to that than I’d like to admit.  This danger when it comes to overloading on the good stuff also applies to how we praise our kids. We habitually say “Good job!”  to our kids when … [Continue reading]

An Imaginary Friend In Need Is An Imaginary Friend Indeed

I was dead certain that it was just my daughter and me in the house that one summer day in 2010 when I started to hear my daughter talking to someone in her bedroom.  I was pumped up and ready to put my feeble martial arts skills to use as the … [Continue reading]

On Water Heaters: Repair and Care

After a long day in the office, nothing appeals more to me than the thought of spending an hour or two at a spa.   But my lack of finances dictate otherwise, so what I do instead is take a hot shower when I get home from work.  That’s why the … [Continue reading]

Domestic Violence: When It’s Time to Take Action

If there’s one thing I can’t stand, it’s those forwarded chain-letter type text messages.  Whenever I receive one, I just go right ahead and delete it.  But yesterday, for some reason, I took the time to read one of those messages from an old … [Continue reading]

Bless You, Electronic Cigarettes!

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I must admit that I was a bit saddened by the news about Katie Holmes’ and Tom Cruise’s divorce, but my mood quickly spiraled back up when I got this remarkable news from Mr. Significant Other: he said he has quit smoking for good! I can hardly … [Continue reading]