Being a working parent isn’t easy, especially when your kid has special needs. The biggest reason why I continue to work outside the home is money. Kids cost money. And a kid with autism? You don’t even want to know how expensive it can be. Probably the biggest con of being a working parent when your kid has special needs: child care –Â especially during the summer months. I may not always enjoy my job, but I love the people I work with and I like the social interaction.
Isn’t this aÂ cute paper clip holder? I think so…especially since I made it myself. Confession: I have a thing for cute office supplies. Something about paper clips, pens/pencils, file folders and sticky pads just makes me happy. And the other day at Marshall’s I found the cutest paper clips: pink pineapples, blue elephants and pink hashtags. Yesterday was a rainy day. I spent most of it snacking, organizing my desk and watching Netflix.
This post is sponsored by Kohlâ€™s. I received the included back to school clothes and essentials as compensation. I love shopping but thereâ€™s something about Back to School shopping thatâ€™s extra special. The first day of school is an event. Starting a new year deserves new clothes. However, shopping for my 11-year-old son, Norrin can be challenging. Heâ€™s definitely in that awkward tween stage; too small for some young menâ€™s clothing and too big for some kids styles.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".