Are You Enjoying the Journey?

When you think of your current career path - whether employee or entrepreneur - are you enjoying it? Or are you plugging away striving for that next milestone? Because as the wise Ferris Bueller once said - "Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it." And if you only keep your nose to the grindstone as you try to "arrive" or "climb the ladder" you will miss it. ...more
@BlogHer Wonderful article, a reminder that we should enjoy today. Thanks for the post.more

The Trials & Tribulations Of A Night Shift Nurse

First & foremost - I am SO thankful that I have a job. Out of our graduating class of 38, a little less than half of us have found jobs (we graduated on December 12th). Having said that, I must admit I’m having a very difficult time adjusting to night shift. Working from 7pm until 7am just isn’t natural. My schedule for the next three months is work 3 nights in a row, have 4 days off. It’s a pretty nice schedule considering I have every weekend off & 4 days to recover. That will change once I’m done with my preceptorship. ...more
I think this is something that many nurses struggle with, especially new nurses. I was ...more

a Mother’s Work Meme

A thought: Our society doesn’t value or support mothers as well as it could....more

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Hello again, Monday....more

This Whole Working Mothers Are Happier Thing

Last week, one of my favorite bloggers wrote a post for babble, basically kicking anderson cooper in the teeth for reopening a debate it seems that women have worked tirelessly to get beyond ... Who works harder? Working mothers or stay at home mothers? and Dr. Drew (who i usually have a lot of love for) also had a show that also addressed the question of stay at home vs working mothering. ...more
This is so interesting because "feel better" is the title of the article, which makes the ...more

What Makes a Company Great to Work For?

I was lusting after some companies on the Outside Magazine 50 Best Companies to Work for list the other day and it gave me many flashbacks to my time in corporate pondering - what makes it great to work here (wherever "here" may be for you)? ...more
I absolutely LOVE the company I work for. The administration is supportive and really seems to ...more

Holidays and Business: Striking a Balance

I have a theory about why there is so much stress around the holiday season...and it holds no judgment or specific-holiday-tradition-centric connotations. Do you know what it is? ...more
Your post is spot on. I gave up my notion of "perfect" a long time ago, and that applies to ...more

Once Upon a Time

There are two before bed moments in my house. Before the kids go to bed and before I go to bed. Both are mad dashes. Back in the day, before children, I would take a relaxing bath, read a book, watch a television show with hubby. Bedtime was exciting... minds out of the gutter people, this is a family program.Lately, I fall into bed exhausted. It's become a necessary part of my day, but not one I look forward to. Same goes for showering. I'm not sure when taking a shower became a chore, but it has....more
It's so funny to me that kids fight sleep because they think they'll miss something, and I can't ...more

My Family is Killing My Klout Score

I've mentioned a time or two that I'm a wee bit controlling.And that I thrive on all things quantifiable.Given those two facts, you won't be surprised to hear that I have had a love affair with Klout.I have a morning routine that goes a little something like this:Get up and greet my husband, who typically has two hours on his day already....more
I love this post. And it's part of what inspired me to CANCEL MY ACCOUNT. Because I was spending ...more

Work-Life Balance Roundup

This week we dive into the wide-world of work-life balance. To me the term is almost mythical. What is it really supposed to mean? A perfectly balanced life? That's like a perfectly done souffle or perfectly round and even homemade pie. I don't know about you, but those are few and far between (and often a fluke). Not to mention often the juice just isn't worth the squeeze (as an manager of mine used to say). ...more