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Ginger Curtis

Ginger Curtis shares her very personal story of her daughter overcoming cancer and then Ginger’s own battle with breast cancer 18 months afterwards.  Both are healthy today and living life to the fullest. While suffering on the coach Ginger decided that once she beat this thing she was going on in all her design career and…

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What is ‘Ask Ms. Plaid’?

Ask Ms. Plaid is a weekly article at www.plaidforwomen.com that answers our readers questions. It is a place for us at Plaid to interact with our members; and where they can get their most pressing business or personal questions answered. Email your questions to us at ms.plaid@plaidforwomen.com and we will reach out to our expert network….

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Ask Ms. Plaid: Taking Time Out for Yourself is A Gift to You and Your Family
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Ask Ms. Plaid: Taking Time Out for Yourself is A Gift to You and Your Family

Dear Ms. Plaid: I am stressed out! I work a full-time job, I have 3 children who are school aged and who are all involved in extracurricular activities, and a husband who I know I need to spend more time with. However, even though I know I need to spend some more quality time with…

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Ask Ms. Plaid: How To Overcome Shyness
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Ask Ms. Plaid: How To Overcome Shyness

Dear Ms. Plaid: I have been shy my entire life. Sometimes my shyness can come across aloof and unfriendly, but that is the farthest from the truth of who I am. I have recently been asked from my new boss to give a presentation to a group of colleagues and I am frozen in fear…

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Ask Ms. Plaid: Tips for Traveling Abroad with Young Kids

Dear Ms. Plaid: My husband and I are planning a 3 week vacation to Europe in the Fall and we are planning on taking our children, ages 2 and 4, along with us. Our friends and family think this is inappropriate and that the children should stay home. We are being told that they are…

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Ask Ms. Plaid: Dealing with Passive-Aggressive Behavior

Dear Ms. Plaid: I need help on how best to handle a friend who is always passive aggressive with me. I know she cares about me and our friendship, so why does she exhibit such behavior? – Sincerely, Hurt Feelings Dear Hurt Feelings: According to Wikipedia the definition of passive-aggressive behavior is the following: Passive-aggressive…

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Ask Ms. Plaid: Does Going into Business with a Friend Ever Work?

Dear Ms. Plaid, I have been asked to go into business with one of my close friends. Although I am excited about the potential success of our partnership; I am afraid that it might affect our personal friendship. Is it a good idea to go into business with a friend? – Worried About Staying Friends…

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Ask Ms. Plaid: Frustrated with Unruly Children While Dining
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Ask Ms. Plaid: Frustrated with Unruly Children While Dining

Dear Ms. Plaid: Although I am a parent myself, it absolutely drives me crazy when I see unruly children in a restaurant. It is frustrating when I am trying to enjoy a meal in a nice restaurant and all I hear are screaming kids. When is it okay to politely ask the parent(s) to please…

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Ask Ms. Plaid: Keeping it Professional When Working at Home
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Ask Ms. Plaid: Keeping it Professional When Working at Home

Dear Professionals at Home, By now we have all seen the epic video of Robert E. Kelly of the BBC to give a live interview at home when his children steal the show. I loved the parody of the woman version too, women’s version of children interrupting. It got me thinking about some of my…

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