Work, Life and Trying Not to Fall Over

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Last fall I started the planning process for a new project. A steering team was assembled and a kick-off meeting was scheduled for the first week of December. The team spent 3 days with consultants and we left with a long list of requirements for the new project. We continued streamlining the project plan . . . → Read More: Work, Life and Trying Not to Fall Over

And Then The Work Life Balance Went Kabloey

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Juliana recently had a writing assignment that involved writing a nonfiction story. So basically she could write about anything that recently happened. I suggested she write about our recent trip to the pumpkin farm and several other fun things we had done in recent weeks.  She went off to write and handed me the story . . . → Read More: And Then The Work Life Balance Went Kabloey

Finding a Work-Life Balance Because You Can’t Have it All

This post is in response to something that my friend Michelle wrote after listening to Martha Stewart speak at the keynote of the Blogher 2012 conference last Friday. I suggest reading her post first: Wherein I Tell Martha Stewart She is Wrong. Since reading it I have been thinking a lot about my experience . . . → Read More: Finding a Work-Life Balance Because You Can’t Have it All

My Greatest Accomplishment (according to Juliana)

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At 40 years old I’ve only had 5 employers. My first job experience was working at a fast food restaurant (Long John Silvers) in high school. 5 of my friends worked in the same location and we managed to have some fun at work while doing a good job as well. I think that . . . → Read More: My Greatest Accomplishment (according to Juliana)

Time for a New Routine

When we moved last year I had to adjust to driving the kids to preschool/childcare after 3 years of walking. Even though it is a short drive, it still took longer to get everyone in the car and buckled than it had taken to walk. I had to adjust our morning routine to leave . . . → Read More: Time for a New Routine

Why Can’t Moms be Everywhere All of the Time

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The dream caused me to sit straight up in bed and I could barely breathe. I struggled to figure out what was happening and process the image in my head. It was the middle of the night Friday night and I didn’t want to close my eyes again and continue the dream. I only . . . → Read More: Why Can’t Moms be Everywhere All of the Time

Easy isn’t Always Better

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It used to be easy to travel for work in fact it was second nature for me. Over a several year period I regularly traveled 2-4 times each month – all over the U.S. and occasionaly outside the U.S., for meetings and trade shows, short trips and long trips. Some trips would be planned well . . . → Read More: Easy isn’t Always Better

Looooong Weekends

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Between January 1st and the end of the school year, Juliana is off school 8 days that are work days for me. 8 Mondays, Tuesdays or Fridays that I need to find a way to keep her busy while I work or use a vacation day. To make it even more interesting, childcare is . . . → Read More: Looooong Weekends