Working parents who travel know it isn't easy to be away from our kids. Tearful good-byes, rushed FaceTime conversations before school/meetings, and quick text-message updates from your spouse do little to replace the soccer practices, snuggles and bedtime stories. When our daughter was four and I was pregnant with our son, I was fortunate enough… Continue reading Making work travel a little easier for this working mom and my family
Upon my return to work this week from my childrens’ school break, I was immediately greeted with "How was your break?" from everyone I encountered. To which I responded, "It was good, but I'm glad to be back." That doesn’t make me a bad mother.
Mom! Do you think before I was born, I asked God to make me sensitive? No! He just made me this way. So stop telling me not to be so sensitive, I can't help it. It makes me feel like I'm not a good person and you don't love me. From a very young age,… Continue reading Raising a Gifted Child
I boarded the airplane behind my seven year old daughter and three year old son toting three suitcases, two backpacks and my Coach handbag when the bemused flight attendant looked at me and asked, "How did you become the family sherpa?"
To check my email or not to check my email on my upcoming family vacation; that is the question.
The viral post "Men Prefer Debt-Free Virgins Without Tattoos" claims that women should submit to their husband, raise children, run the home and not attend college because it is counter to these ideals and will encourage women to have careers. As a a Christian woman, Bible study leader and full-time employee at a university with two degrees to my name, I felt compelled to respond.
I am currently in the middle of a three-part training series for managers where we have been encouraged to establish mini-habits to increase the effectiveness of our communication with our direct reports. I feel that I can summarize these mini-habits in three words: be here now.