I’m excited to announce our second My Purse Strings Virtual Book Club selection, the novel Moloka’i by Alan Brennert. (Note, there are several books with this title so make sure you get the right one). Last month, we read Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult. The book is 405 pages. Note: As an Amazon associate, I may receive a small fee if you make a purchase
When I was a kid, we didn’t hand out Valentines to everyone in our class (and they were not at all Pinterest worthy). In sports, we didn’t all receive trophies for participating. And, we didn’t have to feel guilty about not inviting the entire class to our birthday parties. Egos got bruised for sure. Oh, how times have changed. Despite our best efforts to protect
For our first My Purse Strings Virtual Book Club selection, we will be reading Jodi Picoult’s SMALL GREAT THINGS. The book is 481 pages. Note: As an Amazon associate, I may receive a small fee if you make a purchase through one of my links. *If you are here for our book club questions, scroll all the way to the end of this post and you
I was an English major, an English teacher, I read during my long commutes, I finished books on vacation. And then I had kids and it all stopped. My free time consisted of watching the news, Netflix binging and getting sucked into social media. Joining a book club may have singlehandedly done more to improve my sanity than anything else since becoming a parent. I
I stopped making New Year’s resolutions a long time ago. As the year ends, I could look back at all my failures and resolve to do better this upcoming year. Or, I can look back and focus on all the things I did right. This is as good a time as any to thank you. Whether this is your first time visiting my site or
Know the Distinction Are you shopping for a whiskey snob or a whiskey douche? While the two are close cousins, finding a holiday gift for them requires vastly different strategies. In short, the whiskey snob is out to please himself with a whiskey he enjoys. The whiskey douche is out to make a statement about enjoying whiskey. While I’d like to fancy myself a whiskey
Until about a year ago, I hadn’t worn a watch since 1998. For the first few weeks, wearing my Apple Watch felt uncomfortably strange. Now, not only does my wrist feel naked without it, I actually panic when I forget it. The Apple Watch is so much more than a watch. In fact, I rarely use it to tell time. Whenever I see someone wearing
Working from home has its perks and challenges. For some of us, like me, there never seems to be enough time to get it all done. After the morning rush to get the kids on the bus, I sit down to work, and before I know it, the kids are home.
There’s also the added distraction of working in the place where you live: dirty dishes, laundry, a kitchen stocked with your favorite foods, and a pet desperate for your attention. And with no commute or home office, it’s difficult to officially end your workday.
What do people who work from home truly want? More time in the day. More time with our kids. More time to get it all done. Since that isn’t possible, here’s a list of some items that make life easier for a person who works from home.
Cheers to those working from home who make it look easy. And Happy Holidays to everyone!