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I Am A Sandwich

My generation is frequently referred to as the sandwich generation, with one generation of small children at home, responsibility for caring for ailing parents, and the need to work full time in the face of pensions that have long gone by the wayside.  Right now, I am a sandwich.  I am THE sandwich stuffing in…
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It’s Not Wasting Your Degree

I have a lot of friends who choose to stay home, and either quit working while their children are small, or decide to take on a less demanding role at work.  One of the most insensitive comments that I’ve heard from people is “Why are you wasting your degree?”   The person uttering that comment…
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5 Tips for Living Life With No Regrets

Life is a continual balancing act.  Save money for tomorrow, do things today.  At the end of the day, you have to live your life in a way that’s appropriate for you, and have no regrets.  For me, it means a lot of things, that reflect my own nature. Live Life With No Regrets Following…
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Who Me? Exercise?

Believe it or not, I’m a firm believer in the power of exercise.  I have seen my dad retire from work, and sit on his hiney for years, and deteriorate very quickly.  It is amazing how fast the human body goes downhill when there is no exercise.  I think that the body really requires a…
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I’m Raising My Own Children

The judgement on both sides of the mommy wars is quite simply staggering.  I wish both sides would stop and think before they say things that come across as insensitive and judgmental. One of my least favorite comments is “I’m raising my own children”, or “I don’t want my children raised by someone else”.  Let…
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5 Tips To Get Your Resume Thrown Out

I spend a lot of my time recruiting people, so I go through countless resumes.  Last year, I went through about 2000 resumes to hire 10 people.  I thought I’d share some hints and tips on easy ways to get your resume thrown out. 5 Easy Tips to Get Your Resume Thrown Out Write something…
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Taking Time To Smell The Waves

By this time tomorrow, I’ll be on a cruise ship with my older Girl Scout Troop, and my oldest daughter in particular.   I enjoy spending time with my co-leaders, and my daughter in particular.  I think that travelling with kids is important, because it teaches them about a world beyond their own four walls.…
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How To Mess Up A Perfectly Good Internship

I work with interns, lots of interns.  It is fun.  A lot of fun.  They make me smile most days.  I really enjoy their youth, enthusiasm, energy, and just Joie de Vivre.  My internship program is about converting people to full time.  So, it’s about bringing in people, and seeing if they’re a fit for…
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Sometimes I Just Fire On The Cylinders I Have

Sometimes my life is really, truly overwhelming.  This week is one of those weeks.  I’m in the process of getting my dad moved to a different place to live because his condition has declined rather quickly.  While I’m doing that, we’re working on engaging hospice.  I’m also working with my daughters on a Girl Scout…
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Trust- It’s a Fragile Thing

One of my children is getting a lesson in trust this week, but really I think that this applies to so many things in life.  Trust is easy to gain, but almost impossible to regain once lost.  I know that I have the tendency to want to trust people and believe in them.  When someone…
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