Things I Could Teach My Son but That He'd Be Better Off Learning from His Dad

Moms struggle with their full mommy plates. We struggle with how much we do (getting kids dressed, combed, fed, clean-toothed, packing lunches, putting shoes on the correct foot - ours and our kids', telling the kids to not bite each other, and going to work) and then take on even more (taking on projects, buying presents for birthday parties, making doctor appointments, rescheduling doctor appointments, cleaning up, making dinner, working out, finding time to have a glass of wine and chat with our husbands... and friends......more

31 Things I've Learned at 31

Yesterday was my 32nd birthday.  31 was actually a great year for me, and I got to thinking about all the things I've learned about myself and others in the past 365 days.   Ladies & Gents, I bring you: 31 Things I've Learned at 31.---------------------------------------------------------------------...more

The Importance of Gratitude

Some days, it feels like everything is in sync. You wake up on the right side of the bed, there’s no traffic on the way to work, your morning coffee tastes extra delicious, and it feels like, well, a Friday.Some days are more challenging. Some days it seems like nothing is going right, like the world is off kilter, and you wonder what the purpose of it all is. You lament at why you work so hard to be disappointed, time and time again....more

On the Pursuit of Happiness

Let’s talk about happiness for a minute.You find what makes you happy, and you do that. Over and over again, adding new things to the list as they bring you joy.Simple, right? Not always....more

What Ramen Noodles Taught Me

I recently got to introduce my son to one of my favorite college food staples: Ramen Noodles. I watched him marveling at the length of the noodles, giggling as he dangled ribbons of noodles over his mouth, waiting to catch them and slurp them up in one go, and I couldn't help but join in his excitement. It wasn't long before I was sharing noodles with my son, trying to catch individual noodles in my mouth, each of us pulling random noodles from the bowl, trying to see who could get the longest and squiggliest on each attempt. Oh, how we laughed! ...more

How to Be a Great Sports Parent

I'm a firm believer that youth sports provide a platform for learning many life lessons. Sports programs, for the most part, help young minds grow, expand, and develop kids' confidence and talents. ...more
Thank you, AmyBovaird! Appreciate your thoughts. I figured if it resonated with me, then it ...more

What Summer Taught Me

This Summer has been a big learning experience - for both Lil Man and myself. Who knew that an amusement park could be such a learning experience for both of us....more

5 Career Lessons from Student Activism

As an undergrad, I was involved in a few different student activist groups. Participating in these groups was my way of getting involved with my new community as a college student. I had a lot of fun, met some amazing friends and learned a few lessons along the way.You might not associate NCOR with networking or sit-ins with supervision, but the skills I gained while participating in these groups are directly applicable to my current life of working 9-5Here are a few lessons from student activism that translate to the working world and beyond...more

10 Things I Learned From Robin Williams Characters

My heart hurts today. I know that Robin Williams was not my personal friend, but he is one of the few actors who I spent the last 30ish years admiring and enjoying. I’m about to send myself on a serious Robin Williams movie marathon, starting with Dead Poet’s Society and working my way through as many nostalgic flicks that I can.Interestingly enough, I was thinking about Mr. Williams on Sunday, when I posted an image with the phrase “carpe diem.” I meant it as a joke, but the message is still the same. Seize the day....more

Six Life Lessons From Skin

Light Over Darkness Your skin is a covering. The content of your heart matters most. ~ A.M....more
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