Life After Five

Good Friend/Bad Friend

I often feel guilty for being a “bad friend.” You see, in the past few years, I’ve been through a lot. And I have a group of friends who are second to none in the realm of standing by me and keeping me afloat....

CGN Recommends: TextHog

I was recently watching a show about “apps” (as in applications for your smart phone) on Saturday and I learned about an absolutely fabulous app. The site is texthog.com. TextHog is a service that lets you text (or ...

Emotional Eating? Emotional Shopping? Yes, Ma’am

I just finished re-watching one of my favorite movies of the year – “Confessions of a Shopaholic.” But today, it meant more than it did a few months ago. Why? Because as I mentioned a couple of weeks back, I t...


A financial confession…

I am bad at managing my finances. It’s not for lack of knowledge, and it’s not because I’m strapped for cash or have a terrible job that doesn’t pay well. It’s because I’m careless and I don&...

*Single

I watched the most fascinating documentary this weekend – *Single – a profile of the decline of marriage and the rise in divorce in America, the normalcy of the single gal or guy and how it’s becoming more and more ac...

Meeting Your Match…On Twitter

It’s been highlight requested that I write a post about how I met my husband – and more broadly, how to meet a guy on Twitter. So here goes it… Over the past couple of months, it’s been super fun to tell fri...


What’s in it for me?

Human beings are selfish individuals. But there’s an epidemic for women in the world – we tend to feel ashamed of our selfishness. As women, specifically, we often allow ourselves to be taken advantage of for no specific re...

Advice to live by

I’m used to the criticism that accompanies my love of Dr. Phil. I realize the man is kind of a weirdo and most people doubt his credentials and ethics. But here’s the thing, whether he’s a “doctor”...

A Memo to the Male Gender

There’s no denying Madmen has infiltrated society – and not a moment too soon, if I do say so myself. In a world where men have begun to think Affliction and Ed Hardy t-shirts equal “dressing up,” itR...


Saying "No"

I’ve posted a number of times the past five months about how wonderful it’s been to achieve some semblance of work/life balance. Well, apparently, putting it out in the universe that I might have some free time has ...