Susan’s Finds— Hey good lookin’, whatcha got cookin’? How about something healthy? SparkPeople, a popular diet website, recently launched SparkRecipes to share healthy recipes from its community of 1 million members. The site also offers a free recipe calculator to analyze the nutritional values of your favorite recipes.
— Take your dream job for a test drive. Thinking about a career change? Before you make the big switch, all willy nilly-like, consider trying on the new job for size with a VocationVacation. You pay to get paired up with a mentor who’s already an expert in the field of your choice, spend a few days on the job with them, and decide if you want to pursue it. That includes alpaca ranchers, chocolatiers, jewelry designers, pro wrestling ring announcers, and wine sommeliers. Funny, I didn’t see advertising copywriter on the list … maybe I should sign up to be someone’s mentor?
— Cruise through some interesting blog posts this week. Who knew how cool Vanessa Williams was? Not me, ’til I read this ModernMom Q&A with the former Miss America, Ugly Betty star, and Working Mom Against Guilt. …Ever wonder how TV producers have handled pregnant stars over the years? Stroll down memory lane with the Mental Floss Confessions of a TV-holic blogger’s account of preggo stars on hit TV shows, from I Love Lucy to The Nanny. …How will we look back on ourselves as parents? I found Giftie Etcetera’s self-evaluation of her parenting choices quite refreshing and enlightening. I wonder how I’ll measure myself in a few years.