Tag: motherhood

To my cocky 16 year old self

So here’s the deal: I know you think you’re going to be young forever, you already know everything, you hate being told what to do, and you hate taking advice. So I’ll make it brief. Stop rolling your eyes, I promise I will. Hear me out – you’ll be glad you did when you look... Read more »

Losing is good

Yes, it is. Though try telling that to a couple of nine year olds. My daughter and her good friend had gotten a little too confident in their skills on their basketball team lately. Much better than the other teams in the league, they had gotten comfortable with always winning and always being the best.... Read more »

Pay me like a man

So have you heard this week’s news? According to NPR, “California has a new law intended to fight gender pay disparity by restricting companies from asking certain questions about salary history, and requiring them to reveal more about what they pay.” This law just went into effect a few days ago – and this pretty... Read more »
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My biggest wish for you in 2018

As a wise friend recently said, make enough trips around the sun, and you realize most traditions are temporary. Your kids grow older and move away, relationships shift and morph, priorities change. The things you once felt so passionately about – whether good or bad – well, you just don’t care that much anymore. It’s... Read more »

My best holiday gift this season

Like you – most likely – my year has been good overall, with more notches in the wins column than in the losses one. That said, at times it’s been a roller coaster, and I’m looking forward to the holiday break. If nothing else, the craze and demands of every day life will slow down... Read more »

The first time I said goodbye to my daughter

When I had my daughter, like all new parents, I had heard all of the anecdotes and advice from anyone and everyone who was willing to give it. What to expect at certain stages. Nursing versus formula. Baby Einstein. How soon to apply for pre-schools (seriously). And the big one at the time; how hard... Read more »
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What are you doing for Thanksgiving? Hopefully, not shaming anyone's plans

The most popular question you will ask or be asked in the coming week is, What are you doing for Thanksgiving? Whether it’s coming from a place of office small talk or genuine interest, this will be major topic of conversation, or in some cases, dread and avoidance. That’s right, some of your friends, acquaintances... Read more »

The art of being grateful

I don’t know about you, but the art of being grateful is NOT something I’m good at. As we’re in the midst of the 30 days of gratitude project and grateful November, I can’t help but think about this constantly. We hear the related cliches all the time: Our glass is half full, you can’t... Read more »

I now know what I want to be when I grow up

It’s amazing how our aspirations and goals go through SO many shifts and changes over the years. For me, whether it’s been wanting to be a famous rock star, or rich, or a super successful entrepreneur, or the best spouse and parent I could be, there’s always been some goal to chase after that I... Read more »
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The peer pressure of competitive parenting

When you have kids, there’s nothing you want to succeed at more than being a good parent. Everything else takes a back seat, particularly in the early years. Like the cliché goes, parenting changes everything; your whole perspective on life and your priorities. But like everything else that’s important to you, you can lose sight... Read more »