This weekend, my husband was gone, mountain biking in Albuquerque. I wasn’t looking forward to doing it all “alone” this weekend, as I was feeling a little depleted. I knew I would need to keep my son and me busy. I had all sorts of things in mind. We could go to Target! (The Go-To Activity when it is cold outside.) We needed to go to the grocery store. I could ask my friend if she wanted to do a play date. We could go to the movies and see Megamind. There was a list of places I had in mind to pass the time. ...more
When J and I were dating and even early in our marriage, before
kids, I hated his xbox like a jealous girlfriend. “Do you you mind if I
play a quick game?” was usually met with rolling eyes and a “No, it’s
fine” that, even to the thickest of men, would have been quite obvious
that, yes, I minded tremendously.
In striving to be SuperMom,
we often forget how and when to say no. Setting limits is often difficult. By nature, women are nurturers—the ones always helping others—and while it’s admirable, it can often turn our lives into chaos. At that point, being overcommitted with no time for ourselves, we’re left feeling frazzled, burnt-out, despondent and not much good to anyone.
This past Saturday we had a million and one things to do. We were hosting 16 girls at a Kids Choice Awards Slumber Party, Molly had soccer practice and Liam had a birthday party. Not to mention we needed to clean the house from top to bottom for the party (missing that cleaning lady yet again). And of course the usual parenting routines of making sure the kids get up, dressed, find soccer clothes and equipment, wrap present and make card, be nice to each other and the dog, say no to drugs and become productive members of society.
With more than 6 million people in the world, everyone is looking for a way to stand out. One of the easiest ways to stand out is to create your unique competitive advantage. And the best way to find and build your advantage is to create your personal brand.
Beginning this process can sometimes be overwhelming. So, as complex individuals with multiple passions and aspects to our lives, where do you start?
When I went out with my girlfriends a couple a weeks ago, I came home to Steve giving me the stank eye, which is like the stink eye but with more attitude. I was like, "What?" And he was all, "You're home late." And I was like, "So?" And he was all, "You didn't call at all tonight to check up on us." And I was like, "Oh." And then I thought, Oh.
If you are like me and yes Jan. 1 has pasted but you still haven’t made a New Year’s resolution, do you feel guilty? If you have made a New Year’s resolution and you’re feeling like you won’t live up to it, are you worried? Well, stop it already! Some of us are good at resolutions; others aren’t. But the key to starting anything, at any
time, is to make sure it’s true to the Real You.
Wow! It’s the New Year, and the perfect time to make include some well
deserved “me time” on your New Year’s resolution list. It’s a challenge in today’s world to get away for a while, but taking a break is necessary for your well being. So, if you can, head to the hills, the ocean—or even a hotel for a night or a weekend. This will give you some time to think, plan and dream. Chances are good that you’ll return recharged and ready to take on the world.
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