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My First Year as a School Volunteer: Lessons from the Front Lines

 About a year ago I wrote this post about how to make the most out of your school volunteer efforts. D2 wasn't enrolled in pre-school yet, so at the time I hadn't yet dipped my toe into the volunteer…See More
Jun 6, 2012
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Leadership Lessons of Potty Training

We started potty training D2 over the holidays. I agonized about what method to use. Three-day bootcamp method? Gradual method? No method?  Ultimately, our pediatrician gave us the best advice, wait until he is ready and you’ll know. You can’t force a child to potty train before he is ready. He’s now at the point where he can wear undies during the day and diapers at night.  It’s been a remarkably…See More
Feb 19, 2012
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Feb 17, 2012
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Aunt Jemima Frozen Breakfast #Giveaway

If I could only eat one meal a day, it would be breakfast. I love, love breakfast. I love breakfast so much that when I am feeling too lazy to cook dinner, I'll whip up a poached egg and turkey bacon sandwich or (my very favorite) banana pancakes. When the Aunt Jemima Frozen Breakfast team…See More
Jan 23, 2012
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Chicks,cows and honey bees, oh my!

Burned out from Black Friday? Sick of Cyber Monday? Hard to believe but just in the last few days consumers spent nearly $11 billion on electronics, clothing and other items in preparation for the holidays. Now, I love shopping just as much as the next girl but…See More
Nov 29, 2011
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Eating Clean: Week 2

 Crockpot Porridge from the Eat Clean Diet CookbookEarlier this month, I resolved to accept the realities of my slowing metabolism, clean up my diet and lose the tummy pooch I gained from my pregnancy with D2. Armed with…See More
Oct 28, 2011
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My Bad Mommy Moment

I don't know what it is about October but it has been one hellacious month. My days have been packed full of meetings and nearly every project that's on my plate is in high gear.  I'm also traveling every weekend this month which means I spend Thurdays and Friday nights frantically packing as well as prepping Dr. D. to watch D2 over the weekend. To add to it all, D2 has been sick nearly every week…See More
Oct 19, 2011
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What's in a Name?

About a week ago I was picking D2 up from the half-day toddler program at Montessori and just making chit chat with his teacher. I asked her how he was doing. "He's doing great" she tells me, "but he keeps asking for someone named Eva. Who takes care of him in the afternoon?" I tell her Eva is his nanny who has been with…See More
Oct 5, 2011
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What Your Jealousy is Telling You

Last weekend I watched the hilarious comedy Bridesmaids.  Besides being a side-splittingly funny view of two best friends' (one the bride and the other the maid of honor) adventures in wedding planning, there was a serious message about jealousy.  The protagonist, who is asked by her BFF to be her…See More
Sep 30, 2011
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Number Two on the Brain

I've got #2 on the brain. Not that number two. I'm talking baby number two. It's not a coincidence because lately it seems everyone is wondering if I'll have a second baby. I find this questioning only slightly less invasive than having  my belly felt up when I was pregnant. D2 turns two in November and whenever anyone asks me how old he is, it's always followed up with, "So are you…See More
Sep 26, 2011
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Soul-destroying Meetings, Chatty Cathys and Other Workplace Time Sucks

When I was a young singleton working for a large PR agency in New York, I was always jealous of my married colleagues who would leave the office "early" (that's 6pm in the PR agency world) to pick up children from daycare or relieve nannies. The rest of us worker bees would work until about 8 or 9 at night. We'd often slag on the offending managing director behind her back. What made her so special…See More
Sep 16, 2011
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How to Get Ready for Work in 15 Minutes Flat

Oh, how I fondly remember those days before having D2 when I could roll out of bed at the last minute, listen to the news while eating breakfast and then head off to work. Those days are long gone. I now pride myself in being able to get ready in the morning in less than 15 minutes. It's not something I set out to do but after I had D2 there was so much more that needed to be done in the morning.…See More
Sep 8, 2011
Portia Mount posted a blog post

How to Rebuild Your Local Economy One Job at a Time

You don't have to be an economist to know the economy sucks right now.  Unemployment has yet to drop below 9% and in some states like my adopted home state of North Carolina, that figure is way above 10%.  Fourteen million people out of work and those are just the ones still being counted. It's downright depressing. This week the media is abuzz about President Obama's job speech and the plan he'll lay…See More
Sep 6, 2011
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How Much is TMI at Work?

A few weeks ago I coached a successful business woman who was struggling to understand why her staff didn't trust or confide in her. One of the key pieces of feedback she received was that she was too impersonal.  Her staff complained (anonymously) that they felt like they didn't really know her and that she didn't take time to understand their personal lives outside of work. The implicit message…See More
Aug 25, 2011
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Learning to Share Grown-Up Style

D2 is rapidly approaching two years old and is learning all about sharing. I know that I am not the only mother to notice that in the ego-centric toddler universe, sharing is anathema. While we were in California D2 and I went to a story time at the local library. After the program the tots dispersed to the play area. D2 saw a truck that he liked and went over to the child who was playing with it…See More
Aug 19, 2011
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How to Request a Flexible Work Schedule

I have a number of working mothers in my marketing department and several have arranged flexible work schedules to accommodate their changing work/life demands. Flexible work schedules are becoming much more common as employers recognize it as valuable tool for retaining their top talent and promoting work/life balance. In my department we have a number of different kinds of arrangements.For instance,…See More
Aug 9, 2011

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I am a marketing executive for a global non-profit organization, a mom of a rambunctious toddler. I blog about balancing a busy career and motherhood and how to (attempt to) succeed at both. I live in the South East. I love to connect with other working mothers to learn and swap tips on what works for managing career and family.
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Part coach/part cheerleader! I try to write about issues that working mothers face daily like how to choose the right childcare situation, how to better promote oneself on the job or be a great community volunteer without burning out.
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2010

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My First Year as a School Volunteer: Lessons from the Front Lines

Posted on May 30, 2012 at 2:53pm 0 Comments

 

About a year ago I wrote this post about how to make the most out of your school volunteer efforts. D2 wasn't enrolled in pre-school yet, so…

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Leadership Lessons of Potty Training

Posted on February 17, 2012 at 11:04am 0 Comments

Boss Mom, Potty Training, Portia Mount

We started potty training D2 over the holidays. I agonized about what method to use. Three-day bootcamp method? Gradual method? No method?  Ultimately, our pediatrician gave us the best advice, wait until he is ready and you’ll know. You can’t force a child to potty train before he is ready. He’s now at the point where he can wear undies during the day and diapers at…

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Aunt Jemima Frozen Breakfast #Giveaway

Posted on January 23, 2012 at 10:17pm 0 Comments

If I could only eat one meal a day, it would be breakfast. I love, love breakfast. I love breakfast so much that when I am feeling too lazy to cook dinner, I'll whip up a poached egg and turkey bacon sandwich or (my very favorite) banana pancakes. When the Aunt…

Continue

Chicks,cows and honey bees, oh my!

Posted on November 29, 2011 at 8:15am 0 Comments

Holiday Giving

Burned out from Black Friday? Sick of Cyber Monday? Hard to believe but just in the last few days consumers spent nearly $11 billion on electronics, clothing and other items in preparation for the holidays. Now, I love shopping just as much as…

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At 10:00am on June 21, 2013, Lea said…

Work At Home Mom, WAHM, Mom Blogger

I am stopping by to say "hello" :)
I haven't been here in a while.
I welcome your friendship :)


Lea @ Mother Baby Child & Weight Loss Help


At 9:48am on April 6, 2011, Alfie said…

Hi!  It was great exchanging thoughts re: maternity leave last night.   I visited your site.  Great resource and I love your latest post.  I didn't see where I could follow via Google Friend Connect.  Please stop by when you get a chance.  Thanks!

http://reflectandrealize.blogspot.com/

 

At 6:33pm on January 13, 2011, Lynda Coker said…

Welcome to MBC,

I just wanted to say hello and to offer you a free issue of BOLD, my new E-Zine for people who love to write and read blogs. To get your FREE copy just fill in your name and email HERE.

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At 2:52pm on January 11, 2011, Mama Hen said…

Welcome to MBC! I look forward to following your blog. Come and visit my blog Mama's Little Chick and say hi. Also come and join my blog network, Mama's Little Nestwork. It is a great group of bloggers and a wonderful way to get your blog noticed. Have a good day!

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At 9:23am on January 10, 2011, Ashley DaMitz said…

Welcome to MBC! I just wanted to stop and take a look at your blog, which is great by the way! I really admire working mothers and your blog reflects your commitment to your family and your job! Kudos!

 

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At 2:57am on January 10, 2011, One Simple Bliss said…

Hi there! From one blogger to another, welcome to MBC! :)

 

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At 2:09pm on January 9, 2011, Cinderella Of Boston said…

Welcome and Hi.  Time is precious to us all, I know and this may seem so overwhelming with everyone vying for your attention.  Hope your stay here is awesome.  But, if you're a petite woman 5'4" and under & would love to read great articles about the best things that come in small packages  ~ come on over for a visit and stay a spell ... we'd love to have you.
At 8:16pm on January 8, 2011, DP Nguyen said…
Hi! Welcome to MBC. Wishing you the best of luck. I hope you'll check out my blog and follow my blog with Google Friend Connect. (I always follow back!)

I also feature a mom blog directory on my blog, and would love for you to join up and get more traffic to your own site! I look forward to meeting you and reading your blog! Let me know if you have any questions about MBC or blogging. I'd love to help you out in any way that I can. :-)

-DP
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At 6:01pm on January 8, 2011, Christina Anne Williams said…

Hi, welcome to the MBC!:) I'd love it if you added your blog to my directory at http://theblogentourage.blogspot.com

Just use the linky tool on your page/blog category! I feature other blogs on my homepage and post blogging tips.

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