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Work & Family News Vol. One, Issue Three, April 2004

Guest Author - Vannie Ryanes

Work & Family News

A family is a unit composed not only of children but of men, women, an occasional animal, and the common cold *Ogden Nash

April, 2004
Vol. One, Issue Three

Welcome to W&N News

Look for new articles twice a week. Work & Family is published on Sunday and Wednesday mornings so grab a cup of coffee and spend ten minutes with us before you start your busy day. You are sure to find something to make your life a little easier and more productive.

I am pleased to announce that Christine Louise Hohlbaum author of Diary of a Mother: Parenting Stories And Other Stuff will become a contributing writer to Work & Family at BellaOnline. Her column will appear monthly starting April 4, 2004. Ms. Hohlbaum's book has received rave reviews. Now I must add mine to the list. Diary of a Mother: Parenting Stories And Other Stuff is just delightful. This small volume (96 pages) holds a treasure trove of parenting truths as seen through the eyes of a mother who has a wonderful view of life and a grand sense of humor. Please help me welcome Christine Louise Hohlbaum to our online family. You can read her first article Ten Tips to Make the Most of Your Work Week".

I reviewed a really interesting book titled Midlife Crisis at 30 written by Lia Macko and Kerry Rubin. A midlife crisis at age 30? Yes, so it seems. This exerpt is taken from the jacket of the book "...months prior to her thirtieth birthday, financial stategist and best-selling author Suze Orman... was making $400 a month...". Look for my review of Midlife Crisis at 30 April 7.

For those of you going through your own midlife crisis at whatever age you are, try using positive affirmations to get you over the hump How To Use Affirmations .

Last month I received an interesting e-mail from a W&F reader who was expressed concern about friends who brag about their exploits. When bragging becomes offensive what can we do? See what I hope is a helpful answer regarding this sensitive issue on April 25.

I have just come across this Irish Coffee recipe. Although too late for the St. Patrick's day issue of Work & Family, I thought I would share it with you now. I used to make this for my friends as we watched old movies and ate 'Jiffy Pop'popcorn.

Vannie's Special Irish Coffee

8 oz. strong hot black coffee
3 jiggers 'Baileys Irish Cream'
1 level teaspoon sugar
4 tablespoons of heavy cream

Rinse two clean 8 oz. glasses and 2 teaspoons in hot water.

Mix the first three ingredients and pour 1/2 mixture into each glass with the teaspoons in the glass.

Add 2 tablespoons of heavy cream to each glass by gently pouring the cream over the back of a spoon. The cream will float on top of the coffee. Sip coffee through cream. Makes two servings. Enjoy!

Until the next time, be healthy, safe and happy. And visit often.

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What's In The Work & Family Outbox for the month of April? Look for these articles below and more.

Book Review:
* Midlife Crisis at 30 - How the stakes have changed for a new generation - and what to do about it
* The Happiest Toddler on the Block

Business Management:
*Entrepreneurs Learn To Target The Best Prospects For Your Business

*Are You Considering An Online College Or University?

Family Matters:
* Ten Tips to Make the Most of Your Work Week

*Reducing Your Taxes 2004 - There's Still Time
*Financial Secrets Are Generally Bad For You

Create A Nesting Place For Birds In Your Garden
Itís spring ó Birds, Bees and Yard Work

*Keeping Your Kids Healthy
*Herbs, Spices And Antioxidants

Food and Cooking:
*A Fast-Food Diet?

Monthly Events Calendar:
*April - Child Abuse Prevention Month. To help raise awareness about the issue of child abuse. For more information;

*Tired? It May Be Time To Recharge
*Bragging Good Or Bad
*How To Keep A Journal
*How To Get A Good Seat On An Airplane
*How To Use Affirmations

*Pay your bills online
*Search Engines - Making the most out of the Web

Quotes to Inspire:
*April Quotes - None of us suddenly becomes something overnight. The preparations have been in the making for a lifetime.
~Gail Godwin

Hone your skills for work and family and you hone them for living life to the fullest

*Odgen Nash 1902-1971

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