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March 6 2007 Work & Family Newsletter

I am still on a quasi-vacation, but brought my trusty laptop with me. Today I am headed to the Renault Winery in Smithville, New Jersey. I am so anxious to see the shops there, and of course, taste the wine. Hoping to find a great place to eat. I am loving this time away from house chores and "must do's."

See my new article below concerning keeping your balance.

*Keeping Your Life in Balance*
Having it all does not mean doing it all. Keeping Your Life in Balance. With so much going on in our lives, it is easy to lose balance and feel out of control.

Did you miss last week’s article?

*March Monthly Calendar (07)*
National Women’s History Month. A time for re-examining and celebrating the wide range of women’s contributions and achievements that are too often overlooked in the telling of U.S. history.

*Quotes for Inspiration *

"The family unit plays a critical role in our society and in the training of the generation to come." -Sandra Day O'Connor

*Important Birthdays During National Women's Month*

March 3, 1962 - Jackie Joyner-Kersee - Considered the world's greatest female athlete; most decorated woman in U.S. Olympic track and field history with sixth Games medals overall.

March 5, 1931 - Geraldyn (Jerrie) Cobb - Record-setting aviator; first woman to pass qualifying exams for astronaut training, 1959 but rejected as military did not allow female jet pilots at the time.

March 7, 1938 - Janet Guthrie - Pioneering woman auto racer; first woman to compete in Indianapolis 500 (1977) and Daytona 500 (1977); only woman to place in top 10 finish at Indy 500 (1978)

March 9, 1928 (1987) - Graciela Olivarez - Chicana activist; first woman and Latina law graduate from Notre Dame Law School; first woman chair of Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund

Source: National Women's History Project

We are starting March with the question "What is your job motivation? Love or money"? Just a few responses but so far it seems to be a combination of both. What are your thoughts?

Our last question from February is still getting responses. If you have not stopped by, why not do it now? “What Can You Do Without? Two of mine are, no microwave oven and no cable television. See some of our responses.

Visit for more content. In addition, to participate in online discussions, visit the Work & Family community forum.

As always, feel free to send this and other Work & Family articles to family and friends.

Be careful, be safe,

Vannie Ryanes, Work & Family Editor

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The family. We were a strange little band of characters trudging through life sharing diseases and toothpaste, coveting one another’s desserts, hiding shampoo, borrowing money, locking each other out of our rooms, inflicting pain and kissing to heal it in the same instant, loving, laughing, defending, and trying to figure out the common thread that bound us all together. —Erma Bombeck

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