Mom’d Ambition: Striving to be a Madonna

Who says having children is a reason to turn in your career ambition and sacrifice it for homemade baby food, Music Together classes, and endless breastfeeding talk? One minute we're lamenting how there aren't enough women in executive roles, instructing high potential women on things like gravitas and dressing for the role you want, and …

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Make Room for Daddy: Why Date Night Is a Great Night

Of course, we ALWAYS leave room for dessert... During the week, we are buried by demands and commitments, both our own and our children's. There's work, school, extra-curricular activities, birthday parties, the social calendar, the family engagements. The calendar is kicking our keister. There is no time, both literally and figuratively. We simply don't have …

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The NKOTB Renaissance, Featuring Donnie Wahlberg?!

He's standing on top of a flaming piano, doing a strip tease. And the crowd goes wild. (Donnie on a flaming piano. Nice bod, Bud.) Don't call it a comeback, they've been here for years. Apparently I didn't get the memo that although I'd long since abandoned them, The New Kids On The Block are …

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Summer of The Others

I'm too young to remember The Summer Of Sam. But that slogan doesn't have positive connotations.... So I find it weird to see people tagging their social media pics with #summerofava or #summerofolivia or #summerofliam or #summerofwhoever.  I get it. You're down a kid for the summer thanks to Sleepaway camp, and the younger sibling(s) …

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Mid Year Performance Review- How Would Your Family Measure Up?

"Honey, it's time for your mid year check in."  How would my husband respond to this statement over steak and rosé tonight? Every year, as we turn the corner into the second half of the year, my boss sits me down and we check in on my performance year to date. We discuss things like …

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