“Mommy, can you ask your boss to let you come home early on my birthday next week?” my four-year-old daughter Lexi asked me last night. “I want you to have dinner with me.”
If you love making handmade items, then you may have considered turning your passion into a business. But many craft-lovers get hung up wondering if they have what it takes to sell their designs successfully.
We moms have recently had a darn good run as far as scintillating, empowering, enraging mommy commentary in the media goes, even without the Sheryl Sandberg explosion.
Take this blog you are reading right now, which is going to review an article about a magazine - all about the frustrations of modern day motherhood! Extra bonus: thousands of comments from real live moms that accompany each article, blog and sidebar.
“Women do want to have it all. I think women can do everything, but not all at the same time.” - Madeline Albright
I suspect I am just as weary of the buzz over Sheryl Sandberg as everyone else with a TV in their kitchen, Internet access at work, or a radio in their car.
During the past two weeks alone, Sandberg has been interviewed by 60 Minutes, The Diane Rehm Show, The Washington Post, National Public Radio and other media outlets too numerous to cite, reaching well over 50 million people. She has been the subject of at least 43 million blogs, articles, Instagram posts and Twitter comments.
So I’ll make this quick: one observation everyone else seems to have overlooked.
Recently Perri Klass, MD blogged for the New York Times about the “Endless Barrage of Hard Sell” aimed at our children though marketing messages.
Silicon Valley’s most notorious working mom has ground her high heel in the proverbial diaper again. Yahoo President and CEO Marissa Mayer tackled the top job when five months pregnant and then (in)famously took only two weeks maternity leave.
Now she has banned her employees from telecommuting.
By now you've probably heard the latest news from the water cooler: Yahoo's CEO Marissa Mayer has announced that employees will no longer be permitted to work remotely.
"Speed and quality are often sacrificed when we work from home," read the memo from HR director Jackie Reses, and reprinted on allthingsd.com. "We need to be one Yahoo!, and that starts with physically being together."
I spent the weekend wallowing in the media blitz that broke on Friday as Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg’s new book, Lean In, hit the headlines, along with her goal of raising the consciousness of working women everywhere.
My first observation: Woo hoo!
Although you donate gifts to a charity as an act of kindness, your charitable generosity may give you some much needed tax relief.
Each time you make a donation, regardless if it is monetary, a service rendered or material items, make sure you obtain some type of record for your donation. When it comes time to file your tax return, pull out those records for the gifts you gave to charity throughout the year, and you could possibly decrease the amount of taxes you owe.