Archive for July, 2012

Full Time, All the Time

with Britt Reints

Forget the 9 to 5; the demands of a working mom aren’t limited by a time clock. Full Time, All the Time is a blog about balancing the many roles of a modern woman - and maintaining your wellbeing while doing it. I am a writer, mother, wife, sister, daughter, friend and sometimes volunteer living in Pittsburgh. Oh, and I think you look pretty today.

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Do you have a side hustle?

Categories: economy


BaristaMy friend J$ (no, that’s not his real name) taught me about the importance of a side hustle. What, you may ask, is a side hustle?

A side hustle is the stuff you do in addition to your real job to make extra money.

J$ says everyone should always have a side hustle. A side hustle can help you:

  • Save more money
  • Pay down debt faster
  • Diversify your income
  • Protect yourself from job loss or changes in the market
  • Keep learning new tasks
  • Expand your network

All good things, right?
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The time I had to prove I wasn’t a deadbeat - and failed

Categories: the juggle


Reject_2127I like to think of myself as a bit of an adventurer. I roam the country with no permanent address, working here, there and everywhere to provide my family with organic food and changing vistas. We fancy ourselves minimalists. It all sounds very romantic to me - right up until the point that I have to convince another adult that I’m a dependable grown up.

Last week I had the arduous job of finding my family a home to rent in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. More specifically, it was my responsibility to talk a landlord into letting me pay them to live in their property.
It turned out to be a lot more difficult than I had anticipated.
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