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The Ultimate Mother's Day Gift- a Career!

The official Hallmark Holiday named Mother’s Day is approaching quickly.  I tend to believe that we should be celebrated every day rather than one lone Sunday during the month of May.  That’s just me.  Last year I blogged on Butterfly about giving…

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Added by bradi nathan on May 3, 2012 at 10:38am — No Comments

Are you living the dream?

Did you ever thumb through a magazine and become engrossed in an editorial feature about so and so following their dreams? About how this one or that one uprooted their family to sell hats in the majestic Virgin Islands, make and sell jewelry along the sunny gold coast of Australia?  We immerse ourselves in these features and think, “I wish I could” or “Some day that will be me.” These men, women, parents… Continue

Added by bradi nathan on July 20, 2011 at 8:36am — No Comments

Free to Be!



I celebrated America’s 235th birthday yesterday- ahh, Independence Day!  Amidst the spectacular fireworks display, I looked around me and saw all ethnic groups, all religions, all getting along.  Freedom at its finest.



Personally, I feel a sense of freedom that is unfamiliar and unlike any other I’ve felt in the past eleven years. I am uncomfortable at times as I begin to embrace this new concept of timelessness… You see, my kids are away at summer camp.  Although this… Continue

Added by bradi nathan on July 5, 2011 at 3:14pm — No Comments

Summer Lovin'

Summer congers up images of sand, surf, swimming, sailing and perhaps the thought of, some serious sweating.   Summer is a season that I most enjoy (except when I have to work inside on the most magnificent of days) and Summer is the name of a woman I so admire.  I had the great pleasure of interviewing … Continue

Added by bradi nathan on June 27, 2011 at 1:54pm — No Comments

Eight Tips on How to Find a Successful Home Business



Butterfly asked and you answered! We wanted to know, “What is single biggest challenge you face as a working mom?” Top three answers: TIME (not enough), BALANCE and MONEY (providing for my family). Today we’re going to address the concern over MONEY! 



To follow are 8 Tips on how to find a Successful Home… Continue

Added by bradi nathan on May 24, 2011 at 12:25pm — No Comments

Suicide- A Young Girl Takes Her Life

A beautiful young girl took her own life due to high-pressured academics in our achievement obsessed culture, inspiring a filmmaker to create change in her MUST SEE documentary entitled, THE RACE TO NOWHERE. Add to academics, multiple team sports, AP classes, community service, an instrument (if they dare), religious school, and we’ve created quite a recipe. A recipe for: panic attacks, eating disorders, stress related illness, depression, and yes, the potential for suicide in our own… Continue

Added by bradi nathan on May 16, 2011 at 10:30am — No Comments

Post Mother's Day. I Have Something to Admit

As a follow-up to last week’s Weekly Wings, where I came clean about wanting the gift of “time” for Mother’s Day, I have something further to admit. The gift of time, I realize, is a gift that we must give to ourselves… when the time is right. What I thought I wanted on Mother’s Day, to spend some much-needed time alone at the gym, was trumped by my daughter’s sweet request to bike alongside me while I ran, so that we could have some “girl time.” Venturing off to exercise solo no longer…

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Added by bradi nathan on May 14, 2011 at 10:12am — No Comments

Mother's Day Bitch-fest

What I want for Mother’s Day doesn’t come in a pretty blue box. You can’t bottle it, touch it or determine its worth in cents or dollars. 

 

The week before last was Spring Break around here, which meant that my two kids were off from school while my husband remained at work. (You catch my drift?) The night before my…

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Added by bradi nathan on May 2, 2011 at 9:28am — No Comments

Who says, Nothing in Life is Free?

Did you know that you are able to upload local events and happenings for all to see, and attend, on Butterfly for FREE? Consider marking down the following events on your April calendar. To me, April represents spring sports and carpool chaos! But, I hope you too will carve out additional time this month for yourself…

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Added by bradi nathan on April 4, 2011 at 9:40am — No Comments

I should be cleaning, volunteering at my kid's school, feeding the poor...

What is the single biggest challenge you face as a working mother? According to Dr. Robi Ludwig, Butterfly mom and nationally known Psychotherapist, one of the biggest obstacles mothers face is not knowing how to take time out for themselves- without feeling guilty.

 

I listened attentively as …

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Added by bradi nathan on March 28, 2011 at 12:07pm — No Comments

How to Lose that Muffin Top! Spring has sprung- your waistlines shouldn't too.

How ironic that I awoke to the beauty of snow - covered trees this very a.m. as today marks the first day of spring in the Northern Hemisphere. What is even more odd is that on this very date, thirteen years ago, flakes fell from the sky on my wedding day in New York City. This is “snow joke.”

 

Dare I mention that bathing suit season is around the corner? This gives us harried moms three short months to…

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Added by bradi nathan on March 22, 2011 at 8:21am — No Comments

Japan's Quake and Tsunami. Life is not fair!

 

We are reminded yet again of the fragility of life. The record-breaking earthquake in Japan this past Friday triggered a destructive tsunami, swallowing the lives of thousands. After learning of the news, my 10-year old son innocently turned to me with fear in his eyes and asked, “Mom, will there ever be a tsunami where we live?” I simply hugged him with a reassuring embrace (the kind where we… Continue

Added by bradi nathan on March 14, 2011 at 2:11pm — No Comments

March Madness

I became so enthralled with the flexible-work offering from American Gold & Diamond Buyers in last week’s enewletter that I failed to introduce you to Butterfly’s March “Mom Mentor”, Courtney Cachet. We met …

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Added by bradi nathan on March 8, 2011 at 7:19am — No Comments

Oscar Party, Gold Party, Get Paid to Party?

I’d be remised if I didn’t acknowledge the sweeping Oscar win for Best Actress in a Leading Role by mom-to-be, Natalie Portman, for her outstanding performance in the quite twisted, but brilliant, Black Swan. Pre-baby bump, Natalie spent one-year training to acquire such a…

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Added by bradi nathan on March 1, 2011 at 7:57am — No Comments

The Perfect Valentine's Day for the Single Mom!



All the single ladies! All the single ladies… put your hands up! Even Ashlee Simpson, who filed for divorce from rocker Pete Wentz last week, put your hands up!  Relationship expert and single mother of two, Siggy Flicker, offers valuable Valentine’s Day…

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Added by bradi nathan on February 14, 2011 at 3:28pm — No Comments

Meet Will Smith while you dine with the cast of the Fresh Prince of Bel Air!

“Will Smith rejoins Fresh Prince of Bel Air Co-Stars:” 

Karyn Parsons, Tatyana Ali, Alfonso Ribeiro and James Avery 

in an Exclusive Online Charity Auction to Benefit Sweet Blackberry

Honoring Black History Month ~ February 1-28,…

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Added by bradi nathan on February 7, 2011 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Snow Bound! Currently, 49 out of the 50 states have snow on the ground. Which state does not?



A bit of trivia for you:

Q: Currently, 49 out of the 50 states have snow on the ground. Which state does not?

A: Florida

 

Q: What do children do in hopes of having a snow day?…

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Added by bradi nathan on February 1, 2011 at 9:28am — No Comments

My 40-year old Confession

They say when you turn 40 you start to reflect on life and experience a bit of self-discovery.  They also say that 40 years old is a good time to assess current friendships and to rid oneself of any toxic energy. I am not quite sure who “they” are but, I do confess (keep it low), I am turning 40 this February and it appears as if I have some work to do! My wonderful, shorter than me, husband threw a celebratory…

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Added by bradi nathan on January 25, 2011 at 7:26am — No Comments

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. We all have a dream.

Two years ago we stood proudly in the home of Malaak and Chris Rock and toasted the launch MyWorkButterfly. On that very evening, we were surrounded by…

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Added by bradi nathan on January 18, 2011 at 11:51am — No Comments

Ted Williams Voice Debut. An Interview Can Change Your Life!





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Added by bradi nathan on January 11, 2011 at 11:30am — No Comments

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