Food · Life · tips

10 tips to help you survive the weeknight dinner challenge

Preparing and cooking dinner every night can be a real struggle, whether you’re a working mom or a stay-at-home mom with little ones.  For most working parents, by the time you get home it’s already past 6 pm, and the thought of making a healthy dinner (that the kids will actually eat) can be overwhelming.… Continue reading 10 tips to help you survive the weeknight dinner challenge

How to · Life

How to protect yourself from the Equifax security breach

As you have likely already heard, on September 7, 2017,  Equifax announced a security breach that impacted about 143 million US consumers.  Unfortunately, both my husband and I were affected by the cybersecurity incident and our personal information (social security numbers, driver’s license numbers, address, and birth dates), was compromised.  In order to protect your… Continue reading How to protect yourself from the Equifax security breach

Education · Life · tips

How to easily set up a college savings plan

We’ve seen a dramatic increase in the cost of attending college in recent years.  Even the relatively affordable state colleges are not great deals anymore due to rising costs of tuition and room and board.  I remember that when I was an undergraduate student at UCLA in the ’90s the annual tuition was under $4000… Continue reading How to easily set up a college savings plan

Life · Motherhood

How to improve your chances of getting pregnant

After graduating from college, I worked at my parent’s senior health care center. While there, I met Rose, a physical therapist whom I became friends with. One day, while we were reviewing patient charts, she stopped what she was doing, turned to me, and said “have kids early.” “Huh? I’m only 21 and I’m not… Continue reading How to improve your chances of getting pregnant

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Simple morning ritual: 7 steps to a happy and productive day

  How many times have you heard the phrase “the early bird gets the worm?”  Society seems to reward people who are early birds.  In fact, I have read that people who are early risers are perceived by others to be smarter and more productive than their night owl counterparts.  There are countless articles and… Continue reading Simple morning ritual: 7 steps to a happy and productive day

Career · Life

7 tips for success you can learn from Chip and Joanna Gains from Fixer Upper

Recently I’ve been thinking a lot about what makes certain people more successful and fulfilled in their careers and personal lives than others.  The combination of intelligence, hard work, natural ability, and luck have often been recognized as the four pillars of success.  Why is it, then, that so many people who seemingly have these… Continue reading 7 tips for success you can learn from Chip and Joanna Gains from Fixer Upper

Life

Weekend eating, reading, and shopping 

I thought it would be fun to post some new recipes, fun/interesting reads, and shopping finds for the weekend.   1. Variety is the spice of life, especially when it comes to food.  I’m always looking for delicious variations on the basics and this honey soy salmon looks yummy.   2. I’m itching to redo… Continue reading Weekend eating, reading, and shopping