Tag: working mom

Working Mom Interview – Alicia Krauss

In this blog post, I’d like to introduce my working mom Alicia.  We met online in a working mom group, that rocks my world.  They are one of my great support networks.  I thought that there are so many times where we really don’t talk about what real life women are like- and how they…
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Fashion and the (Real) Working World

I started binge watching Suits on Netflix recently.  Working in the legal world, I was immediately drawn into the intrigue, back room deals and manic world of Pearson Specter.  The $1,000 suits on the men, the Manolos and pencil skirts on the women…gorgeous. But…let’s talk about real clothes for real working women. First all, if…
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While The Kids Are Away…..

This is the time of year when my kids are gone to camp.  While they’re gone, I usually take the opportunity to clean out their rooms, clean out old toys from the attic, and generally work on the house without a lot of distractions. In fact, one year, we managed to clean out several van…
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She’ll Always Be My Baby Chick

My kids hate being called my babies.  Especially the ones that are taller than I am.  I have a hard time explaining to my oldest that she may grow up and move away, but she’ll always be my baby chick.  That is also true of people I’ve mentored over time. I also hold my interns…
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Why Are Women Called Names?

~by Haley Lynn Gray~ Think of any influential woman you know. Hillary Clinton, Condoleeza Rice, Ariana Huffington, Carly Fiorina, Sarah Palin, Sheryl Sandberg. Now think about the words that are typically used to describe them. Pushy, bossy, bitch. The list goes on. Why are women called names? Seriously, why do we call women in leadership…
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Head Spinning and Speaking in Tongues. Fluently.

  Sometimes as a parent, I find myself with my head spinning and speaking in tongues.  I really do wonder if I have the right to be so frustrated and annoyed by some of the things that my children do.  Particularly the older children.  You know, things like half do a chore, and then move…
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Hard Things You Need To Do To Be Successful – Business Insider

You have to make the call you’re afraid to make. You have to get up earlier than you want to get up. You have to give more than you get in return right away. You have to care more about others than they care about you. You have to fight when you are already injured,…
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Pro Time Management

~by Haley Lynn Gray~ Pro time management is as much about what you do, as what you don’t do. For me, pro time management revolves around a couple of simple concepts. Learning to get more done in less time, and remain sane is the gold standard for most parents, and working adults. But how do…
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Dealing With Crazy

It seems that no matter where you go, or what stage you’re at in life, there are always people that are crazy.  I don’t mean crazy in a good way, but rather the bat-shit, stupid, revenge-seeking, blind kind. Whether it’s at work, with the colleague who is out to drive their knife into your back…
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Melanoma Keeps on Giving

Truly, I believe that the gift of melanoma keeps on giving.  If the thought of having skin cancer that’s potentially lethal doesn’t scare the bejeebers out of you, then maybe the realities of living life after a melanoma diagnosis will. Melanoma.  It’s a word that strikes fear into people’s hearts, but nobody really thinks that…
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