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Happy Weekend?

  The weekend is often portrayed as super fun. We can go to parties, find patios of spring/summertime bliss, catch up with those long lost partners/boyfriends/girlfriends we haven’t seen the whole week and hang out with ...

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What Mom Really Wants

How many times have you asked your mom what she wants for her birthday, Mother’s Day or Christmas?  And how many times has she insisted that she doesn’t want anything – or that a card would be just fine?  Of course, ret...

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Your Mother, Your Career: The Connection

You might notice we’re talking a lot about moms this week on Career Girl, naturally because it’s Mother’s Day today. Today, we’re paying tribute not just to all the moms in the world, but to the moms of ...


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Your Guide to Last-Minute Mother’s Day Gifts

Let’s face it, Career Girls, it’s Saturday. And no matter how much you love your mom, you may have forgotten to grab that Mother’s Day gift for tomorrow. Of course, you’ll pick up a card, but take these ...

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Safe in the Sun?

Warmer weather finally arrived (more or less) and we scramble to get outside for some sunshine and fresh air. Our pathetically low Vitamin D levels delight in the sun exposure. Our moods perk up, life becomes easier, and we emb...

Exploring the healthier side of Mother’s Day provides creative gift ideas that are truly special, unique, and make Mom feel her best.

Give Mom the Gift of Good Health

Give Mom the Gift of Good Health Mother’s Day is almost here and what better way to celebrate Mom than to do something that supports her health and well-being. Flowers and brunch are nice traditional gift options, but if you ...


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Virtual Girls’ Night Out: Mother/Daughter Powerhouse Peg and Courtney Rowe

  What is Virtual Girls’ Night Out? We all want to spend more time chatting with our girlfriends, but sometimes life is just too busy to get those girls’ nights out scheduled regularly. That’s why Career ...

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Sorry About That, Mom

This Mother’s Day, I have a story for you. It has an apology, and a big twist. So stay tuned. I’m a freelance writer. When I was growing up, my mother was also a freelance writer. She attempted the impossible: being...

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8 Things Not to Say to a Woman Who Doesn’t Want Children

This post originally appeared on Career Girl Network in May 2012. In honor of Mother’s Day and its popularity last year, we’re bringing it back for a second run. This may seem like an odd addition to our Mother’s Day ...


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6 Things Not to Say to a Woman Battling Infertility

This post originally appeared on Career Girl Network in May 2012. In honor of Mother’s Day and its popularity last year, we’re bringing it back for a second run. Just before Mother’s Day in 2010, along with ma...