Archive for May 2008

Life is Too Short for Toxic Work

In the last year I have had four good friends become disillusioned and fed up with their 9-5 jobs and have either quit or come to a mutual decision with their managers to “part ways.” Four women in my small circle leaving high paid, professional career positions in one year. For me that is statistically

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Dealing Effectively with Major Changes in Our Lives

Being a mom today can be exhilarating, joyful, maddening and anxiety ridden–often all at once. We deal with demands from various corners of our communities including our families, our clients, our employers, our girlfriends, our neighbors and ourselves. Most of those demands and issues we can address without too much inner stress. But how well

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New Urbanism: A 60s Dream Come to Life

I’m a 60’s baby with all kinds of ideas and opinions that I’m sure were shaped by the “groovy” generation that taught me in grade school, the explosion of the civil rights movement and…episodes of Star Trek. This week my daughter was watching some cable station that was airing old Star Trek programs and she was keeling over with laughter

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Finding Business Success Close to Home

Whether you have a successful online business or are just exploring the potential, you’ll want to listen to this week’s program. We’ll be interviewing a mom who has worked online for a few years as a marketer but is only now expanding her business locally and is having great success. Her success has been so

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Going from 2 Cars to 1 – The Green Family Way

It has been almost a year since we decided to forgo being a 2-car family. Some of the benefits we’ve realized have been pretty significant and they are not all financial. First the obvious. Having one car payment versus two has saved us a significant amount over the year. But it has taken some change

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A Champion Like Brad

Hurricane Katrina devastated the lives of thousands of people in New Orleans especially the Lower Ninth Ward. This tragedy was something we’ll never forget. Not just because of the devastation and terrible emergency response, but also for the coming together of community advocates to help rebuild communities throughout the hurricane ravaged area. This event shows what

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We Have a Winner!

We received 56 entries for the Skimbaco $30 Gift Certificate giveaway! Many of you simply fell in love with Suri Cruise’s Lady Bug Shoes. But many others highlighted so many other great items sold by mom business owner, Katja Presnal, through her store Skimbaco. I wish there was a prize for every entrant as I’m

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What Does Home Mean to You?

With all the talk and angst around the economy and specifically around the housing market I thought I’d share some information about a new book coming out this month that for me celebrates the notion of what a home means to a person, a family – a life. Can you imagine as a parent of

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Show #6 Eating Locally and Inspired Organization

Today’s show is really special because we’ve got great tips, a wonderful guest and a chance for listeners to win an iPod!! Read on… Our weekly community update will discuss the environmental cost of NOT eating local and ways in which you can be more of an “eat local” advocate in your community. The featured

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Listen to Win Your ipod

Did you not get the memo about Moms receiving ipods for Mother’s Day? Don’t worry I didn’t either and neither did my family! Hope springs eternal…there’s a chance you might still get that ipod as a winner in the Mom’s Talk Radio “I didn’t Get an ipod and I Really Wanted One” contest. As you

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