Re-gifting used to be taboo. It was the sort of thing you would never do, or at least never admit to doing. But due to the “great recession” we have become increasingly more time crunched and more thoughtful about over-spending. It only makes sense that with these changes in our lives, we have also seen a change in our philosophy toward re-gifting. The stigma has lessened … [Read more...] about 10 Rules For Successful Re-Gifting
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As parents of young children, in order to survive, we get used to being in charge. We’re on duty 24/7. No matter how how long it’s been since we’ve had sleep, sex, food, or a shower. We put our kids first. In many cases, overparenting starts to feel natural. By the time our kids are teenagers, we’ve been parenting this way for more than a dozen years. We’ve gotten good at … [Read more...] about How To Make Your Kids Successful Human Beings
“The authority of those who teach is often an obstacle to those who want to learn.” - Cicero I can’t believe it! My four-year-old son has homework in pre-school. This consisted of having to make a house! A house? I had to make one once in fifth grade, but in pre-school? Of course Alessio was having a meltdown. I was too. Though I was tempted to step in and build … [Read more...] about 7 Simple Tips For Successful Study Habits
Spring often brings a fresh start and, for some moms, that fresh start is returning to work after maternity leave or from a more extended career break. Whatever your circumstance, returning to work, either full- or part-time, is a major transition. This mommy did it twice and so can you. Set realistic goals. Women sometimes set themselves up for failure by creating … [Read more...] about Advice for Successfully Returning To Work After Maternity Leave
When it comes to health and fitness, I thought I would be the last person to give anybody advice. For years, my bodyweight yo-yoed and I would fluctuate anywhere from 10 to 25 pounds above what was considered healthy. I am a Greek girl from Chicago, so I love food like pizza, burgers, pasta, and sandwiches. Everything was always about food and to a large degree, it still is … [Read more...] about Want to Get Fit? 4 Secrets for a Successful You!