You Can’t Take it With You…But What if You Could?

Aha! Jackpot! It was the one time I was truly thankful that my mom was a pack rat.  She had long since moved out of my childhood home, whittled her life's belongings into a more curated (but still large) collection of boxes, but she insisted on dropping a clear storage tub of my memorabilia at …

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When the Calendar’s Kicking Your Keister….

Thanks to the other woman in my marriage- First I erased the clutter in my closet. Then I erased the clutter in my diet (but more on that soon). Now I need to do something about the disaster that is my calendar. Between work and personal commitments, not to mention the kids' lives- we're utterly …

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Baby, It’s Cold Outside: Workplace Inclusiveness and Me

No better waste of time than human resources training, am I right? That's what many say. But today was different. Today it was personal.  Today we put years' worth of my feelings into words. Words like inclusiveness, and unconscious bias, and stereotype threat, and bystander effect.  Today we were asked hard questions. Today I realized …

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Is My Child an Athlete…..or a Mathlete?

I am spending my spring on the sidelines. I no longer commit to birthday parties or barbecues or frankly anything to do with family or friends. My weekends are fully encompassed by sports. Not professional sports, pee wee sports.  Between 2 young boys (I'm talking single-digit aged) we are all-in with baseball (3 teams), soccer …

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