What Would Your Life Look Like Now If You Hadn't Started Blogging?

Ten years ago, I was two years out of my graduate writing program and just returning from maternity leave (I came back the week after the fourth of July holiday, come to think of it) to my product management job in corporate America. If I hadn't started blogging on maternity leave, I would not have written anything new in almost a year. ...more
Ashleigh Burroughs Right back atcha.more

The Midlife Pursuit: What's My Passion?

Aside from stalking old boyfriends, I've learned a lot about myself through the quizzes on Facebook. For instance, the “Friends”character I’m most like is Monica because according to the quiz, “I’m a little uptight but a great friend.” Not surprising, I am a peach pie, not because I live in Georgia but “I’m cute, quirky and a bit of a smart ass.”...more
Thanks so much. You have plenty of time to figure it out...enjoy the journey.more

Do You Own Your Job or Are You Just Renting?

You might not know it just by looking around, but every workplace has two kinds of employees: renters and owners....more
Great post.  I work in the software development industry - and while I like to own it it seems ...more

Meal plan for July 14th – oh screw it, we’re going on vacation

Jackie Jack and I are headed to visit my bestie Anne on Thursday!...more

Top Wipes Deals of the Week [In Store - 7/13]

Welcome to the Top Wipes deals of the week! Premium Brands There is a .50 off printable coupon for Pampers wipes...more

Top Diaper and Formula Deals of the Week [In Store - 7/13]

Welcome to Part 2 of the TDFDOW where we give you the best in-store diaper deals of the week! Check out...more

Sunday free-for-all – July 13, 2014

It’s the Sunday free-for-all. Since we limited Friday’s open thread to work-related discussions, this comment section is open for any non-work-related discussion you’d like to have with other readers, by popular demand. Have at it ....more

Rewrite Your Job Description

What’s your job description? Not your title or that document outlining your daily tasks and requirements, but how do YOU describe the essence, attitude and outcome of your efforts “at work”? For me, it’s not really about ‘work’, ‘labor’, ‘duties’ or ‘tasks’. It’s more about embracing what I am called to do, realizing what I can’t and can do, and advancing those actions and that mindset in each and every encounter....more

Small Win

Today my Sea Cadet graduates from his “boot camp” in Pennsylvania....more

is my employer suggesting I apply to other jobs, vacation time after giving notice, and more

It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go… 1. Is my HR rep suggesting I apply to jobs at other companies? ...more

Capital One update

Hey! I realized I have one more quick update to share with you guys! Remember this situation? ...more

Dental Hygeine

Surprise, surprise. When you play with fire you get burned. And, we got ourselves a little “ouchie” (as my girls would call it) this month ....more

Get in the Game!

I had someone recently ask me if I worry about coming off as bossy or aggressive when I work with men. I said, “No.” Having had the pleasure to serve on a few boards, committees and attend events with men, it is never really anything I think about....more