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Long Island Restaurant Week recommendations: Deals at Polo Steakhouse, Monsoon, more

  Popping up like a daffodil, Long Island’s spring restaurant week starts Sunday. It will run through May 3, with the exception of Saturday, May 2, when fixed-price dining will not be offered after 7 p.m. The dining rooms taking part include more than a few where it requires wizardry …

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A Big Babysitter Biz

  This mother of three figured out a way to make better connections between parents and sitters—then translated her idea into a 60-city multimillion-dollar company. Lynn Perkins is CEO and founder of UrbanSitter.com, San Francisco, CA. Her initial investment: 9 months no-pay work, then $1.75 million in funding. She’s the …

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Mom Guilt

  I don’t think there is a parent alive who doesn’t experience guilt almost daily. From the time I became pregnant, I felt it. Guilt about what I ate or didn’t eat. Guilt about the fact that I was completely terrified. Guilt about the fact that sometimes I wanted to …

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Toxic Grandparents – What to Do and How to Move Forward

      An interview with Amy Goyer To say my father had a rocky relationship with his parents would be a huge understatement. There were constant arguments, followed by silent treatments, and even emotional abuse. My grandparents had a hard time seeing my father grow-up and have a family …

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I Have the Perfect Body

  It may not have been your first thought when you looked at this picture of me at 39 weeks and two days pregnant, playing with my children in our backyard. But it’s true. It was a hot Saturday. The boys were splashing around in the pool, and on a …

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Inch Worm Clip Clip

  Get into the Spring spirit with this easy to make Inch Worm Clip Clip. This is an easy craft for children to make and use to reseal opened bags of treats like potato chips, cookies and crackers.   SUPPLIES Five 1/2” Green Pom Poms Twelve 3/16” Pom Poms Two …

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What My Facebook Fast Taught Me About Work Life Balance

  I have a confession to make. I spend time on Facebook…a lot of time. I like seeing what’s happening with my friends and their kids, participating in community groups and reading articles on topics that interest me and expand my knowledge. And who doesn’t love an occasional talking dog …

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3 Work Life Balance Lessons I Learned from Men

  For many career-loving parents, the holidays come as a welcome reprieve: a chance to enjoy a few slow weeks at work, unwind with the kiddos and stuff their faces full of seasonal treats. Many parents look forward to the holidays. But not me. And it’s not because I don’t …

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Is Freelancing the Right Career Choice for You?

      Freelancer tips for working moms Over the past few years, freelancing has become a popular career option for many working moms. With its increase in popularity and more working moms finding flexibility through freelancing, many others are exploring the idea of taking up a freelance gig or …

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