Navigating the road to success

“The road to success is always under construction.” ~ Lily TomlinNot too long ago I was invited to give a talk to the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) at Boise State University. The group wanted me to speak about how I got started in my career in public relations, the ups and downs, what I’ve learned and how I got to where I am now, which is the owner of a PR company, a freelance writer and author....more

Staying home versus opting out, and the role of social class

I ran into a lengthy article about the pitfalls of the stay-at-home career. The author stayed home with her 2 kids, trading her journalism career for freelance work. Now divorced with kids nearing college age, she is broke and trying to get her career back on track, with little success. Meanwhile, her ex-husband, who is also a journalist, is experiencing great levels of success at his career. ...more

AT&T: Only the Wrong Survive

Desperately Seeking Direction

  If you could change one thing about yourself what would it be?There are quite a few things I wouldn't mind changing about m...more

7 things you should know by now - but maybe don't

Last week I celebrated my 33rd birthday and as I get older I am starting to realize that I am actally getting older.  I know it seems ridiculous because every day we get older, but this birthday is a little bit different because for the first time I also feel that I am getting wiser.  When I was younger I didn’t really understand why people always said “wait until you get older and you will understand”, but now that I am older I absolutely get it....more
Jeana Thanks Jeana. I know it's cliche to say "If I only knew then what I know now" but as I get ...more

Realizations During Mom's Night Out: Who I Am as a Mom

Last week I set out to plan an evening with my mommy-friends. One of them emailed the rest of us suggesting a night out of town with dinner, drinks, and if we were feeling a little crazy, maybe even some dancing! After careful plotting with our husbands and many more exchanged emails, my friends and I finally planned a REAL ladies night out. Not a quick meal in town where one of us gets called home because of a screaming child, or an evening at one of our houses with a couple of diapered tag-alongs. But a real, makeup and heels night out! ...more
@cafeyak Well, you are definitely not alone.  I can remember as a child playing with my dolls ...more

Ambition Like Ribbons Worn Bright On My Sleeve

In general, I’m a fairly lazy person. I don’t like to do projects that require many steps. I like instant gratification. I’m not afraid of hard work, and I understand that in order to succeed, I need to do hard work that might take a long time, but I don’t like it. Anyone who knows me will tell you that, and I fully admit it. I want things to be finished within the same day I start it. It’s why if I’m doing anything that requires multiple steps, I need to set myself goals to reach or I’ll never finish it....more

The Best Unwanted Marital Advice: Fairy Tale Style?!

  The Best Advice I’d ever been given about marriage…was not welcomed advice. And I didn’t take it intentionally.  I took it out of boredom.  Little did I know, it was monumental to my future survival.   ...more