Voicing My Values

I treated my daughter to some fabulous shades (it was #NationalSunglassesDay after all!) on a recent shopping trip. After the splurge, we held hands, walked around the shopping area and I talked to her about some of my personal values (areas in parentheses were not verbalized to her). I said matter-of-factly: I value the truth…

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A Little Piece of My Heart

Five out of seven mornings a week, I experience a dull pain in my chest. I’m ok while getting dressed, putting on a little makeup and combing my hair (or hiding it under a hat). Still no pain during the time I wake my daughter up, or while helping her get dressed and guiding her…

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Avant Garde

I said yes when I really wanted to say no. I came up with excuses when it was time to go. I was not excited about stepping outside of my comfort zone. But, I did it. Not for myself, but for my daughter. I sucked it up and went to the gingerbread house decorating event. …

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Working Mommy Meltdown

It’s International Peace Day (every year on September 21st) and this morning I honored it by crying…in public…at my daughter’s school. Working mommy fail and meltdown. The day didn’t get off to a bad start, it was great in fact. It was a typical working mom morning, but better. I got up, got dressed, put dishes away,…

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Unplugged and Recharged

I just got back from a week-long trip to California with my family. My business and pleasure trip is summed up below PLUS my “ah-ha’s” from my time off. I cannot endorse unplugging to recharge enough! It is wonderful to be home, but wow, is it great (personally and professionally) to get away! My vocation…

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Don’t Make Your Issue an Issue

I had a total “working mom on the verge” moment yesterday. I was plowing through work before I unplugged for a live meeting (meaning I had to be showered and dressed professionally, no hiding behind the laptop!) when the babysitter messaged me saying she had a family emergency and couldn’t come. Working mom guilt kicked in… The little…

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