Stepping back into the workforce

Stepping back into the workforce

Over a number of years I have interviewed a wagon load of people for positions, mainly for office jobs. You meet all kinds of interesting characters when you are trying to find your new favourite employee. The specific subgroup of applicants that I am thinking about today is one needing some advice methinks. Let’s call them the “Time Travellers” group of workforce re-entries. They last worked some time ago, and are trying to...
Setting My Words Free

Setting My Words Free

I have always been known for saying things that other people mince about. I know this about myself and don’t do well around thin skinned people. Maybe it is because I have too many words, and I just have to get them out. Sometimes they are funny, often times they are doctrinaire, and as my blog tag line says “everybody is entitled to my opinion.” I have always had so many words, and they were perpetually fighting for...
I am a Domestic Archaeologist

I am a Domestic Archaeologist

I find odd and unusual items in my house. Sometimes these discoveries are wrapped in a cloak of dust bunny mystery which must be solved. Like the scientist I might have become, had I been smarter, I always feel the need to discover the facts behind the mysteries. Who knew that my own home would provide such a wealth of material for me to explore? I even went and bought a magnifying glass to look more authentic! It all started on the day I first...
Moved the website and other wonderfulness

Moved the website and other wonderfulness

Hello loved ones… I know… so dreary to think that the winter is not quite over. I feel that a bit of snow is pretty, in December and am so glad it doesn’t really come back. This post will be super short because there are things I need you to know. 1. Did I mention I write for Huffington Post? So funny and yet I somehow get away with my sense of humour. 2. I continue to enjoy writing for and editing Blunt Moms. I am so...
I Just Want to BE Alone! (The best book ever)

I Just Want to BE Alone! (The best book ever)

I would like to share the scoop on this amazing new book, and stay with me here and read to the end….. all will be revealed… but first, here is a commercial break: The second volume in the best-selling I Just Want to Pee Alone series! Don’t get us wrong, we love the men in our lives – we do (most of the time). It’s just that sometimes we would like them to go away. Not forever or anything like that. Just for an hour … or...
Erma Bombeck is my Hero

Erma Bombeck is my Hero

  I don’t know how many girls consumed Erma’s books in their teen years…. but I did. I loved how funny she was, and how comfortable her language made me feel. She wrote with kindness, yet she had that sharp and hilarious edge. She was smart, brilliant in fact. She was a blogger before there were  computers. She gave voice to the women through comedy. For the time, it was jarring, interesting and funny as hell. She was...
Your Communication Style – A Guide for the Challenged

Your Communication Style – A Guide for the Challenged

Modern communications are fraught with unwritten rules. For many of us, it is a minefield to figure our way through the simplest of human interactions – when using a device or social media that is. Back in the olden days it was all so much simpler. For instance, I have to hand it to the Victorian era Brits, they had established and well understood social rules. Everybody knew what they were, and although the populace was busy breaking...
The Two Ingredient Life

The Two Ingredient Life

This guest post is by the fabulous and quite famous Lynn Morrison, writer of the even more notorious Nomad Mom Diary. We heart each other and this I welcome her flurry of wise words on my blog… When the weather cools down and the leaves on the ground start to grow larger than the piles of post-pregnancy hair lying in my bathroom floor, I like to bake. There is nothing better than coming in from the cold to a warm, ginger-apple-pumpkin...