November: Handling the Hectic Holidays

Joi Gordon Headshot

As if maintaining some semblance of work-life balance wasn't hard enough already, now it’s the holidays!  Not only are you obligated to your hours in the office and responsible for fulfilling your role at home, now you have to find time to shop for gifts, make that dish for your lunchtime potluck, catch the little ones in their school holiday … [Continue reading]

Kim Cattrall: Tuning Into Your Career

Kim Cattrall on Yahoo

Part of one of the most iconic feminine foursomes in our history, Kim Cattrall was 41 years- old when she landed the role of Samantha Jones on Sex and the City as the brassy high-powered public relations executive who gets what she wants. There’s a scene where Samantha is shopping for an outfit and the sales clerk suggests she may be too old for … [Continue reading]

How to Balance Your Children’s Expectations and Financial Obligations During the Holidays

Holiday Piggy Bank 2

Financial Advice By: Carmen Rita Wong Q: I’m going to be honest, the holidays are a scary time for me, financially.  I am a single mom with three children and I want to be able to give my children the best holiday possible and I definitely don’t want to disappoint them, but I also need to make sure that all of our bills are paid on time, … [Continue reading]

Dear DFS: Should I Volunteer While Searching for a Job?

Kathy Lambert DFS Midwest

Dear DFS: I was let go from my job about a month ago, and haven’t been able to find many opportunities for work since. It seems like everyone is looking for work this time year. So, in the spirit of the holidays, I’ve decided to volunteer in between job searching. I’ve heard volunteering can be a great way to fill gaps in your resume, so … [Continue reading]

Tips on Hand Writing Your Thank You Notes!

Pilot Pen

Guest Post from Pilot Pen You’ve created your resume, customized your cover letter, and had a successful interview. Now what? You write a personalized thank you note. Thank you notes are necessary to write because it is just one more way for you to stand out among all the other potential candidates your company of interest is considering; … [Continue reading]

Diane Muldrow’s “Everything I Need to Know I Learned from a Little Golden Book”

Everything I Need to Know

As an adolescent (or even as an adult!) you may have spent hours and hours pouring textbooks that offer little to no answers for the real world of your everyday life. This was Diane Muldrow’s thinking behind Everything I Need to Know I Learned … [Continue reading]

How to Keep Your Sweaters Looking Their Best!


Don’t you love autumn?  One day it’s warm, one day it’s cool.  Fall is just the unpredictable season that, despites its ups and downs, you just can’t help but love.  One way many of us ladies combat the turbulent temperatures of the season … [Continue reading]

The Success Diaries: Mary Allstead

Mary + Cupcake

Dear Mary, It’s 2009, and there you are, sitting on your front porch, dreaming about starting a cupcake bakery. In fact, all you’ve done for six months, day in and day out, is think about starting this business. You’ve never owned a … [Continue reading]

It’s Pumpkin Seed Season!

Pumpkin Seeds

It’s now Fall and time for the pumpkin to resume its proverbial place on the food throne, invading everything from your lattes to your… Oreos?  But while everyone’s gorging on the gourd and its pumpkin spice flavored inspired treats, we’re … [Continue reading]