This week I've decided to put the glue gun aside, and tell you all about a wonderful art buying experience I recently had. Yes, I am a devout crafter, but my first love lies in the arts. Being classically trained in fine art, I find myself living a balance between strokes of oil paints and papers full of glitter. Opposite styles of art yes, but both somehow … [Read more...] about Finding Art That Defines You
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Why is your personal brand important? Whether you are searching to change careers or grow your network, building a personal brand is worthwhile. Your personal brand is how you promote yourself. Have you ever Googled your name? What comes up in the search when you do? How does the world see you, and how are you mentioned? Personal branding is a great way to influence people's … [Read more...] about How To Invest In Your Personal Brand When Finances Are Tight
For most women, sex is safe during the course of a normal pregnancy, which Kids Health defines as one that carries a low risk for complications. But even during a normal pregnancy, sex can be painful for the mom-to-be. Not all the causes of pain during sex mean something serious is wrong with you or your baby. However, you should inform your health care provider of any painful … [Read more...] about Pain During Sex in Pregnancy
"A good laugh and a long sleep are the best cures in the doctor's book." - Irish Proverb There has been a lot written lately about sleep, or actually, the lack of it. Most of what I have read in blog postings center around hilarious middle-of-the-night wake-ups because of ill or restless children. My theory is that sleeplessness results in an awakening of some inner … [Read more...] about How to Get a Good Night’s Sleep
Sometimes it’s so hard not to get caught up in the craziness that is parenting. We all want our kids to get ahead, to have an edge, to be the best they can be. From the day our children are born, we worry about whether they’ll get into a top college. We sign them up for soccer when they’re three, for art classes and drama classes and swim lessons. By the time they’re … [Read more...] about Extracurricular Activities: What’s the End Game?