Tag: employment

I ran away from my husband, kids and job, and I'm not sorry

I’m exhausted. Between working 45-50 hours per week, taking classes for CEU’s to maintain my human resources certifications, making time for my husband and my kids, and a variety of other time sponges, I am spent. There’s nothing left in the tank to give. So, I ran away from my husband, kids and job, and... Read more »

The day I met Chicago Cub Ryne Sandberg

The day I met Chicago Cub Ryne Sandberg
As I trolled along Facebook tonight, I spotted a post shared by fellow ChicagoNow blogger, Raining Cats and Dogs, about Ryne Sandberg purchasing a home in Lake Bluff.  As a self-professed non-fan of baseball, and an especially huge non-fan of celebrities in general, I normally would have just scrolled on by without a glance. However,... Read more »

Why I am saying yes to less

Why I am saying yes to less
Yes to less – this is my motto for 2016. Less stuff. Less commitments. Less is more. Why am I saying yes to less? Three reasons: Time Energy Commitment When I say yes to too many things and too much stuff, my time and energy are spread too thinly, and I do not give my... Read more »
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We were in the fight of our lives and we won

We were in the fight of our lives and we won
12 For our struggle is not against human opponents, but against rulers, authorities, cosmic powers in the darkness around us, and evil spiritual forces in the heavenly realm.   Ephesians 6:12  (ISV) I rarely start my blog posts with Bible verses, but today, it is most appropriate to do so. Last night, my husband and I... Read more »

Two important things I learned today staying home sick from work

Two important things I learned today staying home sick from work
I have great news! I was just promoted at work and got a raise, then promptly came down with a nasty head cold that has been passed all around the office. I thought I was in the clear. I thought, “Sweet! My good hand washing and taking care not to touch my face worked!” Until... Read more »

I didn't get to say goodnight to my police officer husband, and he might not come home in the morning

I didn't get to say goodnight to my police officer husband, and he might not come home in the morning
I didn’t get to say goodbye or “I love you” to my husband before he left for work tonight, and he might not come home in the morning. That’s the reality I live with as the spouse of a police officer. Especially today. Especially considering that in the last month 16 officers were killed or... Read more »
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How one pair of shoes makes me feel powerful

How one pair of shoes makes me feel powerful
One pair of shoes I own makes me feel powerful every time I wear them. The shoes are pictured above. They are low-heeled, black, women’s wingtip shoes. Due to some ongoing achilles issues, I don’t generally wear heels, but for these shoes, I make the exception. They make me taller – only two inches, but... Read more »

Converting my family is harder than I thought

Converting my family – it’s a task I took far too lightly. Getting my family to understand that I am now a working mom and need their help every single day is so much harder than I thought it would be! For eleven-and-a-half years, I was a stay at home mom. I took care of... Read more »

Why I won't be at your home party demonstration

You know what I’m talking about…that dreaded “invitation” to a home party demonstration. It used to be just Tupperware, Mary Kay Cosmetics and Avon, then along came Celebrating Home, Party Lite and Pampered Chef. Now, there’s Thirty-One, Origami Owl, lingerie, jewelry and naughty “adults only” parties in addition to all those others. Sorry ladies, but... Read more »
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My whopper of a mistake and how it changed the direction of my life

My whopper of a mistake and how it changed the direction of my life
I am human. I make mistakes. Most of the mistakes I make are minor – inconsequential in the grand scheme of life. There was one mistake I made, and although no lives were lost, and no humans or animals were harmed, it changed the course of my life. From the time I watched my first... Read more »