Category Archives: Tips

The K.I.S.S. of Death

In junior high school, I learned a phrase from my English teacher that conveyed the value of simplicity: Keep it Simple, Stupid (K.I.S.S.).  Keep your message short, direct, and to-the-point if you want others to understand.  To support, the K.I.S.S. … Continue reading

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How Do You Do It All?

I’ve had several people over the last couple of months comment on my blog, on Facebook or in person, “I don’t see how you have time to do it all.” It’s no secret – I am busy.  But, who isn’t?  … Continue reading

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Get Your App in Gear!

Spring is just around the corner and it always gets me in the mood to get organized and get in shape. So get your app (pun intended) in gear! What better way to help shake those winter blues than to download some … Continue reading

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Let’s Get This Potty Started

Potty training is a humbling experience. Until I had kids of my own, it’s safe to say that I never thought I would see the day when at 7:00 in the morning I’d be dressed in my corporate power suit … Continue reading

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Please Don’t Buy Roses on Valentine’s Day

I don’t mean to sound ungrateful, but Valentine’s Day gifts bore me. I really don’t care for roses as a gift, chocolates aren’t my thing and I always seem to giggle (at the wrong moment) when reading mushy, sentimental cards. I … Continue reading

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Raising a Polite Child; Not a Pushover

My husband and I tried to teach our children lessons in politeness from an early age.  When our son and daughter were babies, it started out by saying “Please,” “Thank You,” and “You’re Welcome.” It was pretty basic stuff, but eventually, they … Continue reading

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How to Kick the List Before the Bucket

We’ve all heard about bucket lists. Generally, it’s a list of high-reaching, lofty and wonderfully amazing things to do or see before you die. There’s a movie about it. There are books about it. There are even lists that tell … Continue reading

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The Battle of Bedtime

55 hours 21 minutes and 6 seconds. That’s about how long I have figured my life has been wasted in the Battle of Bedtime, a sport that is gaining popularity in our house.  My son, Biz e-Baby2, is going for the … Continue reading

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The 12 Days of Anecdotes – Day 12 “Quest for the Perfect Tree”

People place a lot of emphasis around the annual quest for the perfect tree. Factors like “when” you get your tree, “where” you get your tree, “what” kind of tree you buy, “who” goes on the quest and “how” you … Continue reading

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The 12 Days of Anecdotes – Day 11 “The Art of Wrapping”

Normally, I hate wrapping presents.  I have never been good at it because I don’t have the patience. When my mom first taught me how to wrap gifts, she showed me two ways to fold the corners, stressed the importance … Continue reading

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