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Terp Toolkit: Financing Your Startup

Financing is a hurdle faced by nearly every entrepreneur and can the need for funding can occur at various stages of a company’s life cycle. It’s important to know what options are available, as well as the risks that come with each. 448 more words


Why Motherhood Has Been A Disappointment For Me.

When I was six months pregnant I found out my mother had terminal cancer and had only three months to live. The rest of my pregnancy was spent in tears as I thought my mother would never live long enough to see her first grandchild. 1,185 more words

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A Guest Post From The Teen

Today I am delighted (I think?) to bring you a guest post from the teen.  This is the first in her new series of blog posts detailing the various indignities she has to suffer as  a member of this family.  368 more words

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Am I an Oat?

Yesterday was a bit of a rag-bag of events, but a good mix for all that; a bit like my Josephine jumper.  First, poetry.  The mornings are for poetry, the afternoons for prose – it just seems to work that way – and so yesterday I practised my Artbeat Opening Ode (nothing will induce me to give you a taste) and worked on a couple of upcoming poems.   463 more words

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Gratitude Gems: People Who Move People

I think it takes a special breed of person to help someone move.  These people willingly give up a good portion of their day to move a bunch of stuff that’s not theirs not once, but twice: first into a moving receptacle, and then again at the destination.   227 more words


Fight Night

Monday. Another weekend gone too soon. I swear if we do anything, anything at all besides stay in our house from 6:00 pm on Friday to 7:00 am Monday, the weekend flies by so fast I feel like it never happened at all.  1,321 more words


A Mother's Surreal Moment #5847...

“Oh!  Mom! Mom!” my sophomore son says to me.

“I forgot to tell you! Today in PE, Coach was frustrated with the little kids, so we got to rip the squeakers out of their rubber chickens.” 170 more words

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