My first introduction to Homaro Cantu was via the Discovery Channel’s “Future Food” TV series on Planet Green. That’s also when I first learned about the miracle berry and its ability to temporarily fool your taste buds into thinking sour and bitter foods taste sweet. My friend Geraldine wrote about her miracle taste adventure over on … More Inspiring Minds: Homaro Cantu
Every once in a while, you’ve just got to give a shout out to the people who are doing it right. The people who really get it, and just by being themselves, teach you something by osmosis. These four bloggers have done that for me. Hats off to you all, and thank you. And if … More 4 Life Lessons From My 4 Favorite Bloggers
Why Pinterest? For crafters: to create. For foodies: to find. For travelers: to dream. For procrastinators: to ponder. For type A’s: to organize. For (most) men: to gloriously roll their eyes. Granted, Pinterest has its dark side, too. I’ve heard many a mom complain that Pinterest’s entire existence aims to disprove their worth with its mocking treasure trove … More Why Pinterest?
Every woman needs to know this before your next mammogram. It could save your life. 1. What type of breast do you have on a 1-4 scale? Ask for your mammography report. It’s in there. If you haven’t had a mammogram, your gynecologist can let you know if you’re in the denser camp. Most women … More Every Woman Needs to Know This
We had boxes of these in my house growing up. Do you know what it is? It’s a toothpaste tube roller. My Great Uncle Albert made them—hundreds of them actually. He invented them. I remember going to Uncle Charlie’s inventors’ shop once when I was little. My eyes were just high enough to peer down … More Innovation
“Why don’t you blog about it?” That was a common joke between my husband and me, long before my friend Geraldine (a.k.a. The Everywhereist) encouraged me to embark on this endeavor. I thought back then (and often still do), that many blogs take themselves too seriously. Let’s face it: blogging is not exemplary journalism, literary excellence, … More Why Blog?
As a progressive, free-thinking mom with a daughter, I’m always looking for girls’ toys beyond the traditional options, like Barbie and Disney princesses. Not that there’s anything wrong with those (with some exceptions), but why limit burgeoning imaginations to such a small field of options? Research shows we shouldn’t. Same holds true for boys. That’s why I’m thrilled … More Top 3: New Toys for Girls
In Part 1, we discussed the mindset. In Part 2, we explored the ground work, and in Part 3 we talked money. Now let’s get down to specifics. Here are some questions I received from others taking the plunge. Both new and experienced freelancers (and their clients) should find good info in here. So let’s dig … More So You Think You Can Freelance? Part 4: Q&A
Before you read this, did you read Part 1: Mindset and Part 2: Ground Work? Both are critical before you even think about the money. If you have… What do you charge? Be honest. It’s what you want to know, right? If you’re going to take this dive, you need some assurance there will be a little money … More So You Think You Can Freelance? Part 3: Money
Stop! Don’t go any further unless you’ve read So You Think You Can Freelance? Part I: Mindset. If you have (and still want to know more), please proceed … Welcome to the land of freelancing! I have a feeling you’ll be very happy here. The bad news: First you’ll have to do all the tax … More So You Think You Can Freelance? Part 2: Ground Work