I’m often demoralized to overhear this criticism about working women: we don’t negotiate. People who deliver this judgment, in my experience, tend to be human beings with limited experience being female: accomplished men in white collar, managerial positions, who shrug off women’s lack of negotiating skills as if absolutely anyone with self-esteem is born knowing how to ask for … [Read more...] about Why Don’t Moms Negotiate Better?
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We’re quickly approaching that time of year we both love and hate. The thought of adding some routine back into our lives is very attractive, but the hazy, lazy days of summer have been pretty sweet and tough to give up. Face the back to school season with a successful plan. Here are a few strategies that work in my busy household. I have to get six kids out the door by … [Read more...] about Top Tips for Back-to-School + Giveaway!
While Facebook is not the most comprehensive look at a person’s life, you often learn a lot about priorities and patterns examining social media posts. Me? You’d learn that I’m passionate about autism, my writing, my family and my friends. May sound like an amateur move, but I thought I’d poke around the Facebook page of Felita Harris, Senior Vice … [Read more...] about What’s In Your Inner Beauty Bag?
Utility bills add up to an average of $1,900 for most families in the U.S., according to the U.S. Department of Energy. Lowering your utility bills gives you more money in the budget for other expenses while benefiting the environment by conserving fossil fuels. Some energy-reducing strategies are simple to begin immediately, while others take some time and upfront … [Read more...] about Ways to Save on Your Energy Bill
Summer means sun, surf and dips in the pool, but all this fun is murder on your haircolor. Keep it looking luminous this summer – and beyond.These simple strategies will help protect your investment.The Sun is Not Your FriendSad, but true. We all know how UV rays damage our skin, but sun exposure can also oxidize and lighten both single process color and highlights. And the … [Read more...] about Keep Your Hair Luminous this Summer!