Feeling Gratitude in the Wake of Great Loss

How often do we face a week where we feel helpless and a lack of control? Hopefully not too often, yet it happens. Last week, was one of those weeks. A week where you pause and really look at your life and the choices you’ve made. These life-affirming weeks are necessary for us to be […]


Christine’s Hope For Kids

I had the privilege of hearing Jean and John Gianacaci speak at the NJ Bankers Associations annual Women In Banking Conference, on April 22, 2015. They shared their tragic and very sad story about their 22-year-old daughter, Christine Gianacaci, who was a student at Lynn University. She and several classmates and professors traveled to Haiti […]


Community Service: A Family’s Guide To Getting Involved

Here’s something I am super passionate about.  Community service – volunteering…and the lessons it can teach your kids. Create a culture of volunteering in your household and instill values of compassion and benevolence in your children… It’s easy to feel disconnected, as many parents juggle work, school, kids, and activity after activity. But some simple […]


5 Tips for Dealing with Difficult People at Family Holiday Gatherings

I think we’ve all had some sort of experience with this!  All families have their share of drama…and go figure it sometime and somehow reveals itself during those special family gatherings.  Could be Grandma, a family friend, cousin, or anyone that’s going to step up and make your holiday celb 5 Tips for Dealing with […]


The 100 Best Companies For Working Moms

Juggling a career and a family can be challenging. But some employers are making it much easier for women to achieve a healthy balance between the two. Working Mother magazine recently identified the 100 best companies for working moms, to honor those that are setting the standard for work-life practices in the US. “These companies recognize that […]


8 Things to Be Thankful for

Thanksgiving is about a week away and it’s time for all of us to reflect on giving thanks to everything we have in our life…not that we shouldn’t be doing this everyday! with Mark Merrill posted a nice article to get those thankful juices flowing… In our life, we sometimes spend too much […]


Do Something Good for the Holiday Season: Donate and Volunteer for Charity

The holiday season is upon us and there’s no better way to teach your children the importance of giving back than through volunteering for a good cause.  It can be a bit overwhelming to find a charity to volunteer for that you and your family find a connection with.  Here’s a nice article that outlines […]


Getting Your ‘Mojo’ Back

The first couple of weeks of November everyone, including me, was preoccupied by Hurricane Sandy, loss of power and loss of property. My heart broke for all the people who lost everything. For many, their spirit and enthusiasm has to be shot. So how do they get back on track when they are literally clearing […]


What Time To Volunteer?

Connie has been inspired and attributes her achievements in life to the influence her parents have played in her life.  Family and work are both important components of what makes Connie tick.  She wants to share creative and real solutions to common issues, situations and fears that working Moms share.  Connie wants her blog to […]