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Mom Dilemma: Listen to your Intuition

As a working mom whose husband also works, I save my PTO for vacations with the family.  However, it was the first week of June and I haven’t had a day off since Christmas.  Our house was a mess.  Between the rain and the warmer weather, we haven’t been spending much time indoors and when […]

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I Was Bullied at Work

Bullying is a hot button issue for parents. Every day it seems there is a new incident or piece of research on how to prevent or handle these incidents among our children. What happens, though, when YOU are the one experiencing bullying? Early in my career, I worked for a bully. Of course, I didn’t know […]

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The Moms We Are Blessed to Know: A Single Mom, Five Kids & Segregated Bathrooms

We, as a collective American society, sometime feel as if segregation was such a long time ago and a thing of the past. Then, I look at the story of a woman like my mother-in-law and remember how recent those days actually were. There are numerous reasons why I want to recognize “Mama Snow” for […]

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The Brutal Budget

“You spend WAY too much on childcare.” Her voice is shrill, shocked, and judgmental. “We recommend that you spend no more than 15% of your take-home pay in that category.” This was a few years ago, and I’d decided that I’d take the first steps toward getting our financial house in order by taking advantage […]

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Let’s Just Disagree to Agree

When I was a little girl I dreamt of the days when I would wear a power suit, carry a briefcase, and jet set to faraway lands to negotiate the crap out my latest deal. No, I didn’t want to be a lawyer. There was always something about the world of marketing that had a […]

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