Let me tell you how I really feel (as if that’s a rarity). I really feel like women with husbands, who have been out of work for an extended period of time, need to pony up. That’s right, I said it! These women need to get off their asses and stop putting an enormous amount of pressure on your husband to find a new career or job – as if it’s not an extreme challenge for a man in his 40’s, 50’s or 60′s to reinvent himself?! Go find a job yourself or consider increasing your workload. It’s do or die in this economy… if my husband lost his job, effective immediately, I would haul my size ten rear end into New York City with the determination and drive to get back into the publishing industry. I would not quit as the burden of job loss would become OURS, not his.
Entitlement is one of the most ugly characteristics I know and it near sickens me to watch some families (mom and/or dad) bury their heads in the reality of what their financial situation truly is. We all wish and believe we deserve a life well lived. It just has to be well earned.
So, if you’re in a situation such as this, and I know SO many who are, trust yourself to know that you’re smart enough and strong enough to help make up for the monies that may have been lost. Consider this job opportunity with Dillon Road, even IF you are gainfully employed. Watch how one woman starts and ends her day knowing that she has gained in more ways than one.
Obviously the word is out- no pun intended. Obama supports same-sex marriages and further believes it’s up to the individual states to decide – a bit of a contradiction, no? On the cover of Newsweek’s May 21 issue Obama was dubbed as the “First Gay President.” Although no laws have been changed, nor new bills signed, it is nice to know Obama believes all citizens should be treated as equal.
I wonder, is this “coming out” a way of diverting the American people away from noticing the lack of jobs created during his term or the deep black hole of a deficit he has dug?
I don’t need Obama’s approval to know in my heart that same sex marriages should be a personal right. I also do not have to wait until the economy turns to offer you job creation. I am here for you regardless of the administration!
Finally, Dillon Road and Butterfly would like to congratulate contest winner Jennifer Darling from Kansas City, single mom and social worker, for “liking” Dillon Road on Facebook. Jennifer has won a custom made shirt (value $135)!
The official Hallmark Holiday named Mother’s Day is approaching quickly. I tend to believe that we should be celebrated every day rather than one lone Sunday during the month of May. That’s just me. Last year I blogged on Butterfly about giving ourselves the gift of time- time off and time out as opposed to our 24-hour TIME IN! But, if you’ll recall, my time turned into my daughter’s time, as we shared the most perfect bike ride – while serenading one another to our own rendition of Taylor Swift. What I realized last Mother’s Day is that when my daughter is older than her 8 years, she will want and even demand time of her own… alone (meaning not with me!).
This year I’ve vowed to give myself a NEW gift- the gift of work-life fit. I will continue to allow myself to dabble in ventures that I love- without fear and void of any guilt. Because, as my mom would say, “You have NOTHING TO LOSE!” This Mother’s Day I encourage you to give yourself the same gift, the gift of a new venture or adventure if you will, with the belief that you have EVERYTHING TO GAIN.
Please accept our gift of work-life fit in this ground floor entrepreneurial opportunity because it’s your journey: Join Dillon Road’s team of Image Consultants, an exceptional network of people (lots of moms) passionate about helping men to be their best self by outfitting them with 100% custom tailored dress shirts. Each shirt is designed to each individual’s specific body proportions, physiques, and style preferences. Enjoy this Dillon Road opportunity, earn extra income, and allow it to fit into your life, not the other way around. This Mother’s Day adventure with Dillon Road can be embraced in between your kids’ soccer games, as a compliment to your day job or as a full-time career. It’s your choice. Period.
To learn more about your gift, enriching your life and the lives of those around you as a Dillon Road Independent Image Consultant, click here. AND, to enter our Mother’s Day contest to WIN a custom made woman or man’s shirt from Dillon Road (value $135), simply “like” Dillon Road on facebook here!
As the Co-founder of Butterfly, I have been honored to meet a plethora of intelligent, savvy and witty women in business. One such woman is Diana Kostas. Diana is the Director of Business Development for Worth New York, a $100 million dollar luxury clothing sales business that allows women to succeed in their own business, while balancing family and community involvement.
Proving that the aforementioned is NOT just a claim, I offered my services to become an Agency Leader for Worth with the intention of sharing my experience with you. So, what does that mean exactly? I am committed to hosting/selling the spring and summer 2012 Worth New York line in my home, for just one week. I will document my experience and which will allow you to experience a run-through of the job by way of me!
Put simply, Worth New York, is offering YOU a career in fashion. I am offering you a behind the scenes look into the job of an Agency Leader, so that you may determine if in fact this is a job for you and your lifestyle.
Are you a natural leader with a large network of personal contacts who loves connecting with other women? If so, Worth New York is looking for YOU! (link to landing page-worth is looking for you!)
Before October marks its end with a bevy of costumes and a sugar rush to boot, I urge you to consider hanging out with two unbelievably talented (and oh so cool) Butterfly moms, Danielle Monaro and Siggy Flicker:
Scraped Knees and Broken Hearts by Cheryl Shireman, mother of three and grandmother of one. A MUST-READ piece about a mother/daughter journey in lessons of love.
October boasts more than inspiring and resourceful Butterfly blogs – October is the month to meet Gayle Giocomo, Gatsby Salon Owner, star of Jerseylicious, single mother and, oh so young looking, grandmother. Get to know Gayle in our face-to-face video interview showcased on Butterfly’s homepage. Learn how this Jersey mom proved to herself, after losing her husband Daniel to a sudden heart attack, that she has was it takes to persevere as a successful single mother and business owner.
Ahh, October, also a time to embrace the season of Fall (not in a literal sense) and National Breast Cancer Awareness month- “Celebrating 25 Years of Awareness, Education and Empowerment.” It’s a time to wish those who observe Yom Kippur – an easy fast, those who have off- a nice Columbus Day and to all Halloween goers- a spooktacular Halloween!