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Cj Mackey


CJ Mackey is a working mother of three, balancing a full time career while taking an active role in her children’s lives. She has an masters degree in engineering and twenty plus years experience in making technology decisions for fortune 500 companies. CJ has always wanted to share the life lessons she learned across her many different experiences at home or in business.

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College Preparation: How to Stand Out in the Crowd

Just having a stellar GPA and a great high school activity list isn't enough to ensure success in college these days. In order to gain admission to top tier colleges and universities, kids can really .
(February 13, 2013)
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Five Modern Manners Your Children Should Know

With our fast paced, technology assisted lives, we sometimes forget the manners that our parents worked so hard to ingrain in us. And while I do not in anyway consider myself an etiquette expert, I ..
(February 13, 2013)
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Saving Time in Our Technology Age

It is likely that we all have some spending habits that could use a little reflection and realignment. Now, you are probably thinking dollar signs. It's not all about the money, though, you know. ..
(February 09, 2013)
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First person: Creating a family-friendly entrance and mudroom ..

After living in our home for almost 11 years, our chief complaint was that we only had two options when entering our house: the front door and the garage. With three children and many bicycles, ATVs, .
(February 09, 2013)
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 | Home-Improvement/Remodeling | Visitors: 255

Cloud Computing: More Than Just Hype

As head of Operations and Technology at my current company, I have personally seen the explosion of the term “Cloud" from every vendor who contacts me. But like any other clever marketing term, .
(February 07, 2013)
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 | Computers-and-Technology | Visitors: 647

5 Signs Your Son Is Becoming a Teenager

If you feel worthless, like all the accomplishments you've achieved over the last few decades are pointless, that nothing you say or do has any meaning, don't worry. Before you schedule a doctor's ..
(February 06, 2013)
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4 Ways a Mentor Can Help Your Career

Some of the most important things you need to learn about a professional career will never be taught in a classroom or in the training that your future employer may provide. While it is extremely ..
(February 04, 2013)
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A Trip to Hershey Park that Wasn't so Sweet

My children, like most, are amusement park aficionados. When we discovered Hershey Park, after years of traveling to Disney World, we thought we had found an undiscovered gem. However, when we made ..
(February 04, 2013)
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7 Tips to Avoid Getting Laid Off

No matter how long you've worked for a company, the economic ups and downs of the last decade have proven that no one is completely safe from being laid off. Having worked many years for fortune 500 ..
(February 02, 2013)
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Tips to Have a Well Dressed Kid for Less

As a parent of three I've tried many different techniques to save money on my children's clothing. I have shopped in the larger discount chain stores because of the significantly reduced prices they ..
(February 02, 2013)
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First Person: 5 Ways We're Growing Our Small Business

Our business’ mission is to help other small business owners improve their revenues and increase their bottom line. To do so, we offer small business computer consulting services that include ..
(January 31, 2013)
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First Person: Our Small Business Was Too Far Ahead of the Times

Years ago, long before it became a commodity service, my husband and I recognized the value of providing off-site data backup for home and small business users. We both worked in the technology field .
(January 31, 2013)
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 | Business/Management | Visitors: 522

7 questions I've learned to ask contractors before hiring for ..

Choosing a contractor can be a difficult and nerve-wracking decision. I've had the opportunity to work with contractors to build my family's dream home and to later add an addition to our home. We ..
(January 31, 2013)
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Contractor vs. DIY: Tips that helped me during my home build

My father built my childhood home when I was a kid and I was lucky enough to learn from him during the process. Not only am I now comfortable with a mitre saw and a pneumatic nail gun, I actually ..
(January 30, 2013)
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Surviving the Holidays Once the Grandparents Are Gone

This past year was a difficult one for my family. Over the course of the year, my children lost their two surviving grandparents, my mother-in-law in July and my mother in November. Getting through ..
(January 30, 2013)
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The 2 a.m. Anxiety Wake Up Call

2:30 a. m. on the dot, as though an alarm has just gone off by my bedside, my eyes fly open and my heart races. I haven't had a bad dream, and noises haven't drifted into my unconsciousness. I am ..
(January 30, 2013)
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Tips for Surviving Vacation with ADHD Children

Having three children with ADHD is challenging on a daily basis. Add the excitement of a planned vacation into the mix and things can quickly spiral out of control. As parents we have been lucky ..
(January 29, 2013)
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Is a New Car a Bad Investment?

Nothing is quite like the excitement and feeling of buying a new car. But while the joy fades over time, the cost associated with that new car can linger for years to come. Few people know how much a .
(January 29, 2013)
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 | Investing | Visitors: 445

Great Customer Experience: How Some Companies Just Get It

You may not always know what defines a great customer experience until one happens to you, but once it has, you'll keep going back. Whether it's an easy return process, a great customer service ..
(January 29, 2013)
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 | Business/Customer-Service | Visitors: 278

Which dog breeds make good pets for children?

If you've decided that a dog would make a wonderful addition to your family, you should carefully consider what kind of dog would be a good fit for your family's lifestyle. Things you should think ..
(January 28, 2013)
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Tips to Handle Stress and Anxiety

Ever increasing demands and fast paced schedules are causing everyone's stress levels to escalate. And for every stressor, there seems to be a medication out there to counteract it . Unfortunately, ..
(January 28, 2013)
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The Signs and Symptoms of Generalized Anxiety Disorder

Everybody occassionally worries about bills, work and relationships, but for people with Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD), the worrying never stops. Because anxiety can manifest itself in many ..
(January 28, 2013)
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The Hidden Costs of the Bigger House

When my husband and I were building our first house, we got advice from all directions - the mortgage officer, the developer, friends and family. Many said the same thing: get as much space as you ..
(January 24, 2013)
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5 Things I Wish I Knew Before Building My House

For many, the thought of building their dream home is too attractive an option to pass up. But if you haven't been through the process of building a home, there are a lot of things you can miss that ..
(January 24, 2013)
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Is Your Child a Target for Bullies Because of His/Her ADHD?

Every child at some point will be the target of unwanted attention from someone at school. But does having ADHD make your child a stronger magnet for bullying behavior? Unfortunately, the fact that ..
(January 24, 2013)
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