Gig Girl & The Red Banana Part Deux

October 27, 2011

Dear Red Banana, Never again will I be fooled by your adorable, petite crimson packaging. O agrees wholeheartedly and we’re moving on. Next week we’re trying your supermarket one-bin-over neighbor, the starfruit. Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m off to sandpaper the taste buds off my tongue to permanently remove any residual memory of you. […]

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Gig Girl Puts The “DUH!” In Dumb Parenting

October 17, 2011

Parenting magazine recently ran an article based on 7 mistakes that even smart parents make. Scanning over the list I felt pretty confident. Yes, I definitely over explain to O (the #1 mistake parents admit to – catch myself doing it ALL the time) and I’ve also acquiesced to fixing a separate meal based on […]

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Gig Girl: Redefining Progress One Lateral Move At A Time

October 5, 2011

Gig Girl List update! Over the past week or so I scoured my virtual and hard copy portfolios and selected (at least what I think is) some of my best work to date to use as writing samples for gigs. I went through each to check for final edits and updates. In a burst of […]

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Gig Girl Falls Forward With Her New Business List

September 21, 2011

Gig Girl has taken a page out of her precious firstborn’s book and created her own seasonal list of fall action items to help keep me both honest and focused in the upcoming months. Initially, I felt a bit tempted to make this an all-encompassing list chock full of not only my business-oriented objectives, but […]

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Back To The Giggy Grind

September 7, 2011

Chances are you hadn’t noticed, but Gig Girl had gone off the grid for a stretch. I’ll spare you many of the mundane details, but sufficed to say, life continued at breakneck speed with two little monkeys, business was busy (yet I kept getting this nagging feeling that I needed to refocus Ovel somewhat), we […]

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Bratty Is In The Eye Of The Beholder

July 19, 2011

Gig Girl recently came across an article on entitled “Permissive Parents: Curb Your Brats” by LZ Granderson. He succinctly notes: “If you’re the kind of parent who allows your 5-year-old to run rampant in public places like restaurants, I have what could be some rather disturbing news for you…” “I do not love your […]

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Gig Girl Gets Grateful

June 14, 2011

This weekend marked a major milestone in Hubs’ life: He hit the big 4-0. (please note, Gig Girl still has a mountain, monstrous mound, molehill of sand in that ever draining hourglass to forty) We had an eventful three days in the house of Gig, and most of it raced past in a blur.  When […]

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Ode To Mom

May 4, 2011

Since Mother’s Day lies just around the calendar corner, Gig Girl thought it only fitting to pay tribute to my own mom.  “Madge,” (short for “madre,” pronounced “Mahhhhdge”) as I’ve affectionately called her since teenagedom, has played a major role in well…everything.  Yes…sometimes we drive each other nuts (spend some time with the two of […]

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Newborn Parent Survival – Lessons Learned Part 2

April 27, 2011

Lesson #2: Leave Room For The Ridiculous After my last post on newborn parenting lessons, Gig Girl feels compelled to offer the following disclaimer: Despite my obnoxious, embarrassingly-childish tirade against Hubs’ breakfast sandwiches and diaper wipes efforts (fueled by severe exhaustion and postpartum hormonal imbalance, I might add), I was NOT this irrational and neurotically […]

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DemandStudios – A WAHM’s BFF

April 19, 2011

When I first began my journey of exploring legitimate work at home opportunities, I stumbled across DemandStudios.  After writing a few pieces, I blogged about my experience…and got a bit of push back.  I received comments from writers discussing how sites like DemandStudios “devalue writing” and drive down the market value for freelancers. Well, it’s […]

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