Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Stay-at-Home Mom as Family CEO

Interesting article on Yahoo Finance -

New Market Research Reveals Stay-at-Home Mom as Family CEO
Wednesday September 27, 10:29 am ET

NEW YORK, Sept. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Motherhood has become cool in the last five years, and today's Gen X and Gen Y stay-at-home moms are clearly comfortable in their roles as CEO of their families, according to The New American Homemaker, the latest research from Packaged Facts.

Living in a different universe than their predecessors of just a generation ago, today's homemakers have put careers on hold-or at least on pause, sometimes freelancing or consulting after hours-in order to participate in every facet of their young children's lives.

The emergence of electronic communications and new technologies highly affects how stay-at-home moms communicate, shop, and use media. And they've become accustomed to accomplish tasks at any hour and having instant access to virtually any information they need-factors that have changed their expectations of retailers, marketers, and media.

Using all the latest gadgetry and communication devices-from iPods and internet, to email and instant messaging-they tune in to their kids, their friends, and the world marketplace at all hours of the day, multitasking in spurts to fit around the nuances of child rearing.

The new study reveals not only the differences between today's homemakers and Boomer moms, but it also compares stay-at-home mom (SAHM) attitudes and behaviors to those of career women, women as a whole, and their male counterparts.

Read rest of article at


Those of you who might be stay-at-home moms - Do you feel as if you are the CEO of your family? Have your expectations of retailers changed? Let me know what you think.

Milk & PMS

What a great milk commercial! Make sure to watch it below, then read on.

Is that not the funniest? Who would have thought that men would ever care for milk so much!

Milk reducing PMS symptoms. What do you think? Lately milk (and dairy products in general) are advertising the great benefits of drinking milk. Like losing weight for example. Now they are helping men worldwide in dealing with PMS.

I just couldn't stop laughing when I saw this video. My husband also appreciated it greatly. Too bad I already drink a lot of milk! ;)

What do you think ladies? Does milk help with PMS?

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Tuesday, September 26, 2006

PREVIEW Call 2: September 27 – Loral Langemeier

Just a heads up that tomorrow night's Womens Power Summit Preview
Call features Loral Langemeier, a well-known Geurilla
wealth tactics trainer and coach. By the time she was 34,
Loral had established a multi-million dollar portfolio of
properties, businesses, and gas & oil notes. Loral's going
to be sharing some of her success strategies on this call.

The call is tomorrow night at 6:30pm PST and will run for 45
minutes, plus you'll learn even more about this exclusive event -
for businesswomen only.

If you want to get an idea of what kinds of information
they'll be providing at Womens Power Summit 2006 event in
Atlanta this October, definitely get on this call.

Just like last week's call with Jeanette Cates, this call is
absolutely free and you won't want to miss it.

Space on the call is limited, so reseve yours now. I would
hate to see you miss it.

I look forward to "seeing" you on the call.



Become one of 101 Women who attend the Women's
Power Summit at the Atlanta Waverly Hotel on October 26th!

Just click on the link below to register now!

Friday, September 22, 2006

LikeChrome Polishing

In an effort to promote my brother's business and help get the word out - here's information on his business and website. Check it out!


Like Chrome Polishing - We Make It Shine

Our business is dedicated to offering you the best services in polishing. Here at Like Chrome Polishing we specialize in, but are not limited to, motorcycle parts from top to bottom. Other work includes household goods, marine boat parts, and anything custom. If it's made out of metal, "WeMake It Shine". Just give us a call, we will inspect the part and give you a free estimate. With over 13 years of experience, no job is too big or small for us. Our goal is to provide top quality work with quick turn around and fair prices.

For more information visit our website at or email us at


If you're in the Orlando or Central Florida area, give them a look.

Thursday, September 21, 2006

Women Play to Win in Business and Life

Have you seen this happen to a woman you know?

She gets very close to success - then turns her attention in
another direction.

She has an opportunity to "shine" at a meeting, but turns it
over to someone else.

You compliment her on what a great job she did and she gives
credit to the team instead.

She has a million-dollar idea, but decides to take the safer
route and get a steady job and pursue the idea "later."

These are examples of "playing not to lose" and it's often a
common ailment of women in business. It's taking the safe
option instead of really going for it.

While part of this may be a result of our culture, we still
have choices. And that choice can be to "play to win!"

There are five principles for a "Play to Win" attitude.

1. Be Decisive. In business there are opportunities that are
time-sensitive and if you delay in making a choice, you may
lose the chance. From ordering lunch to signing contracts to
choosing the ideal outfit, you need to learn to trust
yourself and make decisions quickly. Start with the menu at
lunch tomorrow. Make your choice in less than a minute, then
enjoy more time for your lunch and the conversation.

2. Live with a Commitment to Learning. Part of the learning
cycle is recognizing and admitting that you don't know. Be
open to asking questions and give up the need to be the
ultimate authority. You'll enjoy a confidence that it's okay
to be you.

3. Learn from Mentors with Experience. Successful people did
not achieve their success alone, yet we sometimes think we
need to do it all ourselves. Seek out a mentor and absorb
their guidance and advice. It doesn't make you appear less
capable by asking for help. It evokes thoughts of "Winner"
when you are willing to ask for mentoring.

4. Be Resourceful with Daily Activities. Women are naturally
good at multitasking, so we tend to be very efficient. But
what that talent does yield sometimes is a lack of focus. So
learning to balance the focus and the multitasking is key to
the Play to Win attitude.

5. Join a Team of Like-Minded Players. In the famous book
Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill, the power of the
Mastermind is emphasized. It is important to align yourself
with others who are on the level to which you aspire. So be
cautious in your associations with people, organizations and
even what you read and watch! Be sure they are on the same
winning level.

Learning to Play to Win is a process which can be learned
and practiced on a daily basis. Start now to stomp out that
"playing not to lose" attitude and start winning!

Put that principle into action and click this link to
get registered now:

Here's to your Power -

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Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Are you a Woman of Power?

I just made special arrangements to get you

into a powerful seminar - for women only.

You see, only 101 Women will be allowed to
attend - and I wanted to ensure you had the
chance to be one of the select few at the
Womens Power Summit on October 26th in
Atlanta, Georgia.

I've made special arrangements with my
friends Alex Mandossian and Dr. Jeanette Cates,
who are co-hosting the one-day event. They're
holding a slot open for you, but only if you sign
up before the event is filled.

> > > Save This Date On Your Calendar < < <

On October 26th, a group of decisive, action-oriented
women will gather at the Atlanta Waverly hotel for a
power-packed day. You will want to be one of them.

If you're in a big hurry, click the link below and
get registered now.

> > > What To Expect On October 26th < < <

Meet your four 'Play to Win' Trainers:

* Dr. Jeanette Cates will begin to transform
what you already know into your most reliable
recurring revenue.

* Loral Langemeier will help you discover how
to manage,multiply, and protect your new profits.

* Business systems expert Barbara Hemphill,
inventor of the Paper Tiger software, will show
you how to win with your Business.

* And internationally known expert Jody Colvard
will show you how to expand your Message through
podcasting and other innovative tools.

The Summit's emcee, Alex Mandossian will lead
you in three powerful mini-workshops - each
designed to increase the effectiveness with which
you integrate what you've learned.

In addition, a luncheon will be provided as well as
many other surprise effects which will make this a
memorable day.

> > > Should you plan to attend? < < <

If you're a businesswoman who wants to create
her own successful enterprise without the guesswork
that most entrepreneurs face - then you need to

If you want to accelerate your learning curve and
learn to monetize your Expertise - then you need
to attend.

If you are ready to multiply your Money and
maximize your wealth - then you need to attend.

If you want to see how to expand your Personal
Brand and accelerate your Business Growth - then
you need to attend.

If you're tired of 'playing not to lose' and are ready
to 'Play to Win' - then you need to attend.

Only Women are allowed to attend the Womens
Power Summit. The entire day is devoted to
helping you take your business and your skills to
the Summit to achieve your maximum potential -
and to be a Woman of Power!

Are you ready to take advantage of this rare
opportunity and join 100 other sharp, creative,
decisive, 'play to win' women?

> > > Take Action Now < < <

Of the five 'Play to Win' principles that will be
revealed, the first is - Be Decisive.

Put that principle into action and click this link to
get registered now:

Here's to your Power - Register Now!

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Recipe - Puerto Rican Arroz con Gandules (Rice with Pigeon Peas)

Arroz Con Gandules

2 cups long or short grain rice (rinsed)
3 1/2 cups of boiling water
1 1/2 cups of chorizo (sliced bite size)*
2 Tablespoons of
16 ounce can of gandules (pigeon peas)
2 tablespoons of alcaparrado without liquid
one packet of Sazon with achiote
4 ounces of tomato sauce
2 Tablespoons of oil
Salt to taste

* Chorizo can be substituted with tocino (salt fatback crackling's) and jamón de cocinar (smoked cooking ham). If you are going to use the tocino be sure not to use to much salt to the rice because the tocino is salty.

In a dutch oven pot with lid fry the chorizo in oil. Add the tomato sauce, alcaparrado, sofrito and sazon to the pot and stir together. Cook at medium heat for 4 minutes. Add all other ingredients except the salt, pore the boiling water into the pot so the rice is submerge one inch below the water. Start with 1 teaspoon of salt stir and keep adding and mixing well until you are satisfied with the taste. Don’t cover yet, let the rice absorb the water. Once absorbed stir gently from bottom to top, cover and turn the heat down to low. Stirring once in between cook for 25 to 30 minutes or until the rice is tender.

Serves 3 to 4