In Honor of Mother’s Day

Posted by dianne on May 11, 2013 in Blog | Tags:, | No comment

In honor of mother’s day, I am about to reveal my first (I hope not my only) original wisdom on mothering. When our first baby was brand new, I would start to panic when I heard her cry. I would leap into action to try to fix whatever was wrong. Was she hungry, wet, in

Star in Your Own Reality Show

Posted by dianne on May 6, 2013 in Blog | Tags:, | No comment

A recent study of almost 300,000 adult Americans showed that unhappy people spent 30 percent more time watching television than happy people. Which came first? That wasn’t clear, but if those unhappy people are watching the news, I’d be willing to bet it’s not cheering them up. Doesn’t it make sense that you would be

Happy Moms Rock the World

Posted by dianne on Mar 8, 2013 in Blog | Tags:, , , , | No comment

I have started working on my next book, Happy Moms Rock the World. Happy Moms from all over the country are responding to my inquiries on what makes them happy. The very early results are in and and I see a couple of trends. Lots of moms find happiness in their spiritual practices. Reading scripture,

The Myth of Multi-Tasking

Posted by dianne on Feb 16, 2013 in Blog | Tags:, | No comment

We have accepted the concept of multi-tasking as a cornerstone of efficiency for the last 20 years, and many of us try to do more than one thing at a time. It feels like we are being productive because we feel so busy. I participated in an experiment designed to compare the productivity of multi-tasking

How 2 Spk Gd

Posted by dianne on Feb 5, 2013 in Blog | Tags:, | No comment

When I was growing up in Chicago we frequented small neighborhood shops called “Delicatessens.” Even a five-year-old could have told you what a delicatessen was. I think the influence came from New York but by the time I hit 25, we were saying “deli.” Shortly after that I registered for a technical writing class at