A Letter To The PTA Moms From The Working Mom

I doled out whatever I could to help the self proclaimed selfless institution that is the PTA out in the only way I was able. And it simply wasn’t good enough for you.

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Reacting to Inaction: You Can Build It, But They Might Not Come

In today’s environment, no one feels compelled to “show up” anymore. We don’t need to respond to emails or texts in real time (or at all). The phone really isn’t ringing, so there’s no need to answer a call to action.

The Invitation I Couldn’t Refuse… What Happened Next?

We have room for you in the front row she says. I have comfortably moved into my seat in the back left corner of the gigantic ballroom, now lined with rows and rows of black draped tables and outdated upholstered chairs. I have unpacked my essentials- computer, blackberry, personal phone, bottle of Smart Water- when …

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How to Mix Career and Family (or not)

Winded, I look up to see I just got tossed by a 12 year old girl with an athletic build on her way to the “free candy” table at my industry conference.  Instinctively I think, I wish my kids were here with me.  But really, I don’t. For a moment, I think, I really miss …

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Dessert Before Dinner and Other Habits To Break

Rules were made to be broken, and so were New Year's Resolutions right? This is why I didn't make any this year. No "do more of this", or "try harder at that".  No more results oriented goals. This is why I didn't pen the typical New Year's blog post at all either. This year, I'm …

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The Intangible Merits Of Business Travel: Gotta Fly The Coop Sometimes

Runway reflections as we take off. Headed for home.  I really enjoy business trips. Granted, I don't do it regularly, but I added it up, and I've spent about 4 work weeks out of the office- and yes, away from my family- this year. A bit of a staggering amount of time to be away …

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