Author: Kate Yandoh

Imagine my culture shock as a fresh-from-New York Yankee attending the University of South Carolina on a journalism scholarship. I spent summers initially flipping burgers at a McDonald’s in Asheville, N.C., alternating shifts at nearby Burger King, then interning for newspapers in Asheville, and the still-deeper South -- Abbeville, S.C. -- before becoming college newspaper editor senior year. Go Cocks! From there, I was a staff reporter for 12 years for daily and weekly newspapers in three states and a correspondent since 2000 for regional and national publications. My writing has appeared in USA Today, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, American City Business Journals, American Lawyer Media, and Hadassah Magazine, among others, with recognition from the State Bar of Georgia, the Alabama Associated Press, the South Carolina Press Association, the American Jewish Press Association, and recently, Amazon, for my yet unpublished novel, Hands of Gold. Check it out at www.amazon.com/dp/B001UG3CIA If I had to pick my news specialties they might include business, Judaism and professional women’s issues.

It wakes you in the middle of the night, causes you stress and possibly frown lines – yet it can also put you on course for success.  Take on fear with these thoughts from wellness expert Dr. Susan Biali. Life coach, author, speaker and flamenco dancer, Biali leads a fearless life divided between Vancouver and Los Cabos. A student of health and wellness for nearly two decades, Biali has worked with mompreneurs of every variety, from single mothers to families with two entrepreneurial parents and small children, to those who have successfully become the primary breadwinner because their partner lost…

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Your client is stuck in traffic.  You scheduled the sitter for the wrong day.  Your 3:00 call just bailed. Excellent! Beyond heading for bed, here are 10 ideas to keep at the ready for the next time someone gives you the gift of time. 1.    St. Bart’s in a Booth. The spray tan application process can be a little weird (imagine standing in your shower in a John Wayne gunslinger pose while cold jets hit you from unforgiving angles) but duck in for a few minutes and you’ll perk up your look for days. 2.    Grocery Tourist. Cruise the aisles…

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Our children may be our most tangible link to the future, but they’re also a great reason to revisit the past- – at least, in terms of cool, creative design, that is. Many a lovingly-decorated nursery starts to look like everyone else’s, and baby soon grows old enough to demand a makeover to a “big boy” or “big girl” room on a biannual basis. Use these vintage-inspired ideas to create a space that will not only impress the other Moms in your playgroup, but also give your little one an environment of individuality and style. One that can grow up…

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By Kate Yandoh Does your home environment make you yawn?  Searching for something you can’t find at the mall?  Or have you been watching too much “Mad Men?” Not to fear.  Stylish MOMeos know the best update for the future can be found by shopping in the past. We’ll show you how to add vintage flair to your home enjoyably and easily. The first rule is to start small. Instead of decking out your whole living room as a ‘60s den, try a couple bookends and a funky side table.  Or, choose the smallest room in your house, such as…

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