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.
Incredibles 2 nails the conflicting emotions of a working mom: from guilt and concern about not being with her family to elation and pride with her achievements and recognition.
Last week I made one of the most difficult decisions of my career: I turned down the opportunity to co-chair a national conference for senior professionals in my field.
I started this blog because being a working mom can be hard, but breaking down my job as a higher education fundraiser into elements and activities that might resonate with 90 first graders gave me the opportunity to reflect on why I love my job and why I choose to be a working mom.
Most days as a working mom I feel overtired, under-caffeinated, overwhelmed, under-performing and barely holding it together. But at the end of the school year? At the end of the school year, I feel like I am being tested to within an inch of my limits. Everyone's going to be very lucky if the Farrow Family doesn't accidentally send Green eggs and ham served on a TCU platter with bits of chocolate and a flashlight in it on Field Day!
One trait common to all working moms: we have too many things to do and too little time to do them in. We are over-committed, over-scheduled and over-whelmed. In her book, Too Blessed to be Stressed, Debora Coty suggests that maintaining this frantic pace of life completely saps our ability to experience joy. I was… Continue reading Three-Step Process to Make More Room For Joy
I've read many articles online about how to make your morning routine smoother, including this recent one from workingmother.com that I really like. One thing that most of these article have in common is that they are all aimed at how we can make changes (faster hair and make up routines, preparing meals and laying… Continue reading How I’m Teaching my Kids Responsibility