Why Does the Dad in Your Life Deserve a Standing Ovation?

As most of you may have experienced already, parenting doesn’t come with a script.   We don’t realize how hard parenting is until we are faced with it.  And that makes us love and appreciate our parents even more.

Parenting indeed does not come with a script.  It’s not like a cookie-cutter or a recipe that all you have to do is follow the directions.  You can’t take a class on it to become an expert.  Being a father is more than bringing home the bacon. It’s much more than that.

Free 20% Off Outback Steakhouse Coupon at Living Social!

For a short limited time, Living Social is offering a coupon for 20% off your entire check at Outback Steakhouse restaurants.  Grab this Outback Steakhouse coupon before it’s gone! Click here for the coupon.  It’s absolutely free through Living Social!

 

Source: Living Social

Source: Living Social

Outback Steakhouse is known for delicious steak, succulent baby-back ribs, and delicious appetizers & sides.  Get one of my favorites–the baked sweet potato, topped with butter, brown sugar, and a dash of cinnamon. So delicious!

1-800 Flowers & Visa Offer Free One Dozen Roses

** Update 5/6/2014 – Sold Out **

Did you know that Mother’s Day is this weekend?   If you don’t have plans already, surprise your mother or your children’s mother with a beautiful bouquet of roses from FREE One Dozen Red Roses (Reg. $19.99) for Mother’s Day when you pay with V.me by Visa at 1800flowers.com. Use Promo Code: FREEROSES at checkout. (Offer Ends 05/08 – Just Pay Shipping and Taxes).

dozen-roses

5 Things To Do When You Get a Raise at Work

It’s natural when you get a raise at work to begin to fantasize about all the things you want to buy. It could be that new iPhone you’ve been wanting or even a whole new wardrobe. However, money should be spent wisely on the things you need first. When all of your needs are met, then, and only then, can you splurge on some new toys for yourself.

There’s nothing wrong with going out for dinner to celebrate your raise though. But you do have to learn how to handle getting a beefier paycheck. Here are 5 tips on what to do when you get a raise at work.

2014 Tax Day Deals and Freebies Round-up

Yes. Today is tax day.  I have one of my tax forms in the mailbox right now as a matter of fact.  It’s been 80° here the last couple days, and this morning it’s snowing out.  How appropriate for tax day!

With that said, today’s the perfect day to treat yourself to these freebies and deals–whether you’re getting a refund or had to pay up.

2014 Tax Day Deals and Freebies

Arby’sFREE small curly fries on April 15th. You will need to print the coupon which will be made available starting the day before.

Sonic – Happy hour all day long, 1/2 priced drinks and slushes for all on April 15th.

Boston Market – You can score 2 chicken meals for just $10.40, no coupon required!

Goalscape Review: Why You Will Love Goalscape

Life can get very busy when you get married, have kids, buy a house, and attend church.  Not only do your goals at work seem daunting, but your honey-do-list at home continues to grow, and grow, and grow.   I needed some type of to-do list that was easy, simple, and powerful.  After trying many project management and goal-setting programs, I finally found one that works for me.

Introducing Goalscape: My favorite Goal-Management program.

Goalscape Review

I have been in management position for many, many years.  I’ve overseen employees and projects in an office setting, a school setting, and a retail setting.  Every method I used to set goals and measure progress seemed to fail over time.  Sticky notes got lost.  Indexed cards ended up in the trash.  Every other paper-method seemed to get unorganized after just a couple weeks.