Another bumper two-week catchup edition! Life just doesn’t stop.
She knows what I’m talking about – no rest for the wicked. Caroline basically sums it up perfectly in this post.
In the same vein…LL remembers when days off were fun. Now, too often, they’re sucked up by to-do lists.
Woah! A toddler who knows FOUR languages. How does she do it? Geek in Heels explains.
Do you, like Katharine, learn lessons the hard way?
A few neat wedding guest book ideas from My Pretty Pennies.
A fascinating post from Rachel Hills: we all think other people are more promiscuous than we are. The thing is, at least out west, they actually are! Here, acquaintances will knowingly (drunkenly, but still) hit on your boyfriend. At your own party. Cheat while their other half is in another room at the same party. And so on. Hey, remember my old flatmate?
The title says it all: Reflections And Advice From A Woman of a Certain Age (also, Oil and Garlic’s back!)
Meanwhile, Donna Freedman accidentally discovers her inner cougar. Sort of.
Here’s a super-comprehensive list of awesome WordPress plugin, via Marian.
And why I didn’t go to grad school (partly) – “It’s where you go to suck at the only thing you’ve ever been good at“.
Nicole and Maggie refuse to apologise for their success.
“How to be the woman in any boys’ club” – As a girl in a largely male group of friends (less so today, though), I love this!
Nicole Antoinette is quitting drinking, temporarily. What she says about using alcohol as a crutch is so true. That said, I was at a North Shore party last night – oh so different from parties out west – and it’s probably the only one I’ve ever been to where I didn’t feel completely awkward for not drinking. Also, for the first time, a stranger noticed my ring. Luckily, that didn’t last long – whether that’s because she was playing Landmines or we didn’t actually know each other at all, I’ll never know.
Revanche reflects on living life on the breadline.
It’s tough having family members who barely get by, as Daisy knows. (As do we. Me: “Your mother really needs a car” – on us needing to pick her up for something. Him: “Yes, but I can’t afford to buy her a car.”)
As you know, food, among other things, is super pricey in NZ. But as Canadian Jacq asks, taking into consideration health insurance costs, don’t we break even?
Laura admits that money makes her crazy. Yes, yes it can…
A good question: How many bank accounts is too many?
Heh. Little House on 10 signs your frugality has gone too far.
Living Well on Less shares five easy switches to lower your grocery bill.
The Simple Dollar blogs about downgrading your job, without having to downgrade life.
I love the idea of having a board of directors in your life! As Little Miss Moneybags writes, she wants to formalise her mentoring/support network.
Budgets Are Sexy features a woman whose side hustle is MENU PLANNING!
Shouldn’t we always be open to amazing opportunities? Not really, reckons Redhead Writing.
Five hard truths about working in social media, via Social Glitz.
Business is just like high school, says Jess from Makeunder My Life.
Are you a job snob? Amanda has principles when it comes to work, and she’s sticking to them.
Do you work in a cubicle farm? Ms Career Girl has a guest post on some interesting, alternative office spaces.
Stacking Pennies is wondering how to prioritise between two careers which may take a couple in wildly different directions for a while.
No new recipes this time! I still have a large backlog which I’m ignoring for the meantime…