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A Journalist’s Journey of Reinvention

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The high school principal, voice shaky, eyes glimmering with tears, stood behind the podium. Letting bad teachers go was part of her job, she explained, the next words scraping against her throat. Letting good teachers go was just…painful.…
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Three Steps to Negotiating the Pay Raise You Deserve

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The number one mistake women make when asking for a pay raise is focusing on themselves instead of on the value they bring to their organizations. So take note: Do not make your pay raise request all about you, especially to your employer!…
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Are Colonics Bad for You?

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MYTH: Colonics are bad for you. REALITY: While some fear the colonic like the plague and others swear by it, the fact remains that your intestine is a 19-foot tube that likely never gets a thorough cleaning from the inside. This is especially…
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How to Find Online Flash Sales

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Online flash sales, private sales, members-only shopping clubs…. It seems as though every day there’s another new shopping site seducing you with promises of “exclusive” access to phenomenal discounts on everything from electronics…
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Should You Stay at Home or Go Back to Work Post Baby?

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Exclusive excerpt from The REAL COST of LIVING (Perigee/Penguin) by Carmen Wong Ulrich. Weighing the costs of staying at home vs. going back to work should be personal. Weigh your sanity and happiness against and alongside the financial…
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Digital Learning: Best Educational Apps for Kids

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We’ve all seen it at the dinner table: the kid who simply does not want to part with the iPad, iPod, iPhone, iTouch, iEtc. As frustrating as it may be, let’s accept the fact that the onslaught of i-Accessories have become part of our family’s…
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How to Dress in Style When You're Pregnant

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Visions of fabulous maternity ensembles begin catwalking through your mind the instant you find out you are expecting. Of course, those fantasies may be quickly eclipsed by morning sickness, researching baby names, and a million other exciting…
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Safety Tips For Sharing Your Child's Photos Online

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It’s another ordinary day, scrolling down Facebook’s newsfeed, eyeing the pretty pictures. Oh look, there’s a photo of little Luz peering her head out of a SpongeBob costume. And oh, Anita’s sporting her new headset of braces at school…
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Top Must-Know Family Friendly Vehicles!

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I have a friend who swears she will put it in her wedding vows that she will never, ever drive a minivan. In fact, if her future husband even suggests it, the marriage is off and she gets everything. I personally think she is brilliant, fantastic,…