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Today's topic, “whose” was written by Bonnie Trenga. First, for those of you who didn't listen all the way to the end of last week's show and were outraged that I used the words irregardless and cogitate; it was a joke; although apparently some of you didn't think it...
- May 23, 2008
Hey there! You’re listening to the Mighty Mommy with some quick and dirty tips for practical parenting. Just over one year ago I discovered something unexpected. My daughter has a moderate speech delay. I never expected this because neither my husband nor I had speech delays as children and...
- May 17, 2008
Today's topic is graduation. I can't believe it's already May. Graduation season is around the corner, which means my inbox will soon be full of complaints about the phrase "graduated college." And those complainers are right to be annoyed. For example, Becky from...
- May 16, 2008
  THE RECOMMENDED AP STYLE HAS CHANGED. Please see the updated 2014 article on more than versus over. Today's topic, more than versus over, was written by Bonnie Trenga. And now, on to our word choices. Erin is a copy editor at a financial company and says writers she works with are...
- May 09, 2008
Long Sentences My dad has a memorable poster in his bathroom: a diagram of a ridiculously long sentence by Marcel Proust. It’s from his masterpiece, "À la recherche du temps perdu (Remembrance of Things Past," also translated as "In Search of Lost Time"), and it starts...
- April 25, 2008
Today’s episode is my last episode of Money Girl’s Quick and Dirty Tips for a Richer Life. I want to thank you all for listening and for all your enthusiasm, encouragement, e-mails, and comments – they’ve really meant a lot to me! I hope that you’ve found the episodes...
- April 23, 2008
Hey there! You’re listening to the Mighty Mommy with some quick and dirty tips for practical parenting. I’ve been receiving quite a bit of e-mail recently asking me about aggressive behaviors. Some of you are concerned because your children are behaving inappropriately toward classmates...
- April 19, 2008
Hey there! You’re listening to the Mighty Mommy with some quick and dirty tips for practical parenting. I’m happy to report that I’m living in an illness-free house this week. We have suffered through more sicknesses this year than ever before. One of the biggest challenges of...
- April 12, 2008
Hey there! You’re listening to the Mighty Mommy with some quick and dirty tips for practical parenting. Our families are often great resources when it comes to helping out with our children. Recently a listener asked me to talk about those relatives who insist on using their own methods...
- April 05, 2008
Today's topic is part II of the series on numbers: percentages and decimal points. Percent Versus Percentage First let's get our terminology right. In some cases percent and percentage can be interchangeable (1), but the easiest way to choose the right word for the right...
- April 04, 2008
  Today's topic is when starting over may be a better choice than trying to fix something. Specifically, a slow Windows machine. If you're a Mac user, all the tips in this episode apply to you except the Windows-specific stuff. So listen and gloat. But I assure you, your turn will...
- April 01, 2008
Today’s topic: How to improve your credit score. Getting approved for a loan at the best possible interest rate and terms depends on your credit worthiness. For a major purchase, like a house or a car, a lower interest rate can save you a lot of money over the life of the loan. So how do...
- April 01, 2008
Hey there! You’re listening to the Mighty Mommy with some quick and dirty tips for practical parenting. Listener, Kristina, wrote in wanting to know if it’s possible to spoil your four month old baby. My opinion is that, no, you cannot spoil a child that young. When are you at risk of...
- March 29, 2008
Since this is my 100th episode, it seems like a fitting time to talk about how to use numbers in sentences. [Note: There are many exceptions to the rules about how to write numbers. These tips will point you in the right direction, but if you are serious about understanding all the rules, you need...
- March 28, 2008
If you're confused about that versus which, don't feel bad. It's one of the most common topics people ask me about. I used to work as a technical writer, and I'd often edit documents in which people used the wrong word. More than once, I'd put in the right word, only to have...
- March 21, 2008

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