Last year was a big year of changes for me, and one of the things that changed was my participation in a multi-level marketing company (MLM). There was no big drama when I left after three years on my...
As parents have been gearing up for the return of school and navigating the new landscape of education as we know it, I have been gearing up for my own return. That is, my return to work after having...
My toes were so cold I couldn’t feel them, and my fuzzy socks were doing no good whatsoever. I looked at the slide deck I was making for a client on my laptop, and decided I could do this...
Being a working mom is all I’ve known, and there are days I’m great at balancing a career and a home and a preschooler and a marriage, and there are days when I definitely feel like a failure. I’ve...
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How Rude!

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I am clearly channeling Stephanie Tanner from Full House while writing this blog. But seriously, when did everyone start feeling like it is perfectly acceptable to be so freaking rude? Admittedly, the nature of my job exposes me to potential...
It was one of those mornings where nothing was going right and the car ride to school was no different.  Both kids were screaming in the back seat. This morning, it was about who had the larger lunch and...
If you have a child above the age of two, you’ll appreciate that role models come in all shapes and sizes, and from some very unlikely places. My children have embraced as role models everyone from Sid the Science...

Career Day for Mom

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You all remember career day right? When grown ups in different jobs would come and talk to your class so that you could get an idea of what you wanted to do when you grew up? As a young...
In 2009, during my pregnancy with my second child, I worked part-time at a medical facility while finishing up my Associate's degree and my husband worked full-time. The extra money I brought in made it possible for me to...

On Leaving the Workforce

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Last September, after a bad day at work-- nay, a bad two years-- I came home determined to quit my job. I was frustrated, fed up, finished. My work-wife, Anna, had quit a few months back, and what I was...
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Life as a Teacher Mom

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There are all sorts of things that go along with being a momma. I think I could list them, but it would go on forever. All the way to eternity, actually. And I know that no matter what you...

This, Too, Will Pass

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One year ago, I did something radical. I quit my dream job. In order to do my other dream job full time. I've been a stay-at-home mom for a year now, and what a roller coaster it has been!...
With any luck, as you’re reading this the government is fully back up and running and the hashtag #governmentshutdown has long left your social media feeds. If not, then I hope instead of passing up another article about the...

Choosing Your Planner

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Through all the chapters of my life, some a bit more irresponsible than others, I've always kept some sort of notebook or planner. They have changed in style and layout as my schedule needs have changed, but have always...

Using Mudita to Cure FOMO

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Mudita is one of my very favorite words. A Sanskrit word with no English counterpart, mudita translates to sympathetic joy; the pleasure that comes from delighting in other people’s well-being. Doesn’t that just sound so amazing? Being happy for...

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Holiday Pop-Up Bars in Kansas City

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Tis the season for holiday dates and night's out with friends and nowhere is more festive than a holiday pop-up bar! The Kansas City...
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