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Money & Work
Oct08

Smoke in Mirrors

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So, we get a voice mail message at Alpha Mom from a producer letting us know that the show Today’s Family is interested in perhaps including us in a segment that they are producing on Best of the Web. But we should call her assistant for more information. I always pass on these requests to […]

Aug29

To Be Or Not To Be

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Hi Amy, I could really use your sage advice. I’m trying to decide whether to honor this commitment I made or back out quick, like a bunny. I’m an actor/singer/creative type living in a major metropolitan city. I’ve been cast in a great play, a professional (but unpaid) production. I am also working an office […]

Aug17

Want to see Alice’s weekly to-do list? Yes, you do.

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Take up whittling. Now that millions and millions more toys have been recalled, I think it’s safe to say that all of our toys are made of poison. The only thing left to do is chop the maple out back and get to whittlin’. Henry sure is going to love his new solid-wood Darth Vader! […]

Jul12

Google Paid Search: is it effective?

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Over the years we have never bought any advertising for the company, instead focusing our marketing efforts on PR and partnerships that can help spread the word of our work. Recently, I have been dabbling in the world of paid search. See we have this brand new Web 2.0 application for baby names and given […]

Jul11

Should I Stay Home with my Baby?

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Hi Amy, I have been reading your blog for nearly a year and have never commented before, so I am sorry to email you out of the blue but I have a dilemma I am hoping you could help with. I have a 5-1/2 month old son and I am currently unemployed. My previous employer, […]

Jun01

Companies do the right thing, and Ruth Bader Ginsburg fights back.

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Trolling for some good news this week—an exercise in futility if there ever was one—I came upon the news of a new Benetton ad campaign. Colors of Domestic Violence features models made up to appear bruised and lacerated (while still being thin and fashionable).) Boy, that didn’t help turn my frown upside down. Was Benetton […]

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