A Pared Down Holiday

| December 3, 2009

I stumbled across a statistic in a Time magazine article on helicopter parenting. In the article, it said the average child has 150 toys! I don’t think my brother, sister and I had that many toys between us. When I look at the bedrooms of my nieces and nephews, I’m not that surprised. During Thanksgiving, […]

What’s for Dinner?

| November 10, 2009

How many times have you stood in the kitchen and wondered what to have for dinner? There is help out there. Check out www.thescramble.com and www.e-mealz.com. For a low monthly subscription, each of these websites will send a week’s worth of healthy and quick menus to you along with a grocery list. E-mealz.com allows you to choose […]

The Holidays are Coming

| October 25, 2009

Halloween decorations were barely in the stores, and I noticed Christmas decorations were appearing next to the masks of witches and goblins. I wanted to run down the aisles, screaming, “Noooooo! Not yet!” While you enjoy Halloween and Thanksgiving, it is a good idea to make your gift giving list and get a jump start […]

Improving Productivity with Customer Service

| August 5, 2009

Yesterday, I pulled into my car dealership’s express service to have my headlight bulb replaced. I walked in, and one of the employees stood in front of me, playing with his forms and clipboard. He mumbled, and I thought he was talking to himself like we all do. Then I realized that he was actually […]