Category: Stress

10 ways to de-stress at the office

My whiteboard drawings never look this good. When things at the office are too much to handle, and I need a breather, here’s how I cope … Water. Getting up and re-filling my water bottle is a no-brainer. I wish the water cooler was… Continue Reading “10 ways to de-stress at the office”

Feel down? Exfoliate something!

Remember my vow to take breaks at work? Of course you do — it was yesterday! Anyway, you also remember that most of my “break ideas” centered around personal grooming (hair, makeup, nails, etc.)? Well, apparently excessive personal grooming is the answer to all my… Continue Reading “Feel down? Exfoliate something!”

Making it work

Last week was hard. I’m not going to sugar-coat it.  We had just gotten to a point where Hubby was going to work a little extra in order to put some money away specifically for the baby. This … just completely knocked us down. After much… Continue Reading “Making it work”

Choosing between happiness and security

Yesterday was brutal. Brutal. Like close-my-office-door-and-cry-while-trying-not-to-ruin-my-mascara brutal. Oour minds are on overdrive, trying to figure out exactly how to get the cash we need to pay the big, bad government. Here is the situation: Darling Husband technically has two jobs — his main one,… Continue Reading “Choosing between happiness and security”


Today is a bad, bad day. The taxes were finished this morning.  The last year has been turbulant for me, career-wise, so I had been careful to take off some extra tax to cover my freelance. I guess the math was off, because I… Continue Reading “Taxes”