The Crab Claw

When I saw this email from BlogHer about “Make Life Work”, the first thing that came to my mind was sharing the experience I'm having right now with whom we have named, "The Crab".Having a small marketing firm that give services regionally to Latin America, we deal with many cultural and language challenges. With time we have learned about every country’s way of doing marketing.I can say that typically these are very nice experiences, and we usually have very good relationship with everyone; however we sometimes have what we call 'those cases'....more

It Takes a Year - Reflections on the first 12 months of motherhood

I’m not sure who said that the first 3 months of motherhood are really the 4th trimester of pregnancy.  They are absolutely right.  I would also argue that really, the first year of motherhood is more recovery than it is anything else.  Learning how to cope with a postpartum body, mind, and soul while being responsible for the wellbeing of another, brand new body, mind, and soul is a bigger challenge than anyone seems willing to talk about – lest they be responsible for the end of the human race by speaking the truth. ...more

Hello, I'm Superwoman. Someone please tell her she can have her job back.

I am a wife and mother of two kiddos who are 14 months apart (yes that is important to note), a teacher, daughter and friend.  I believe there is hope when you are hopeless, joy when you can't see it, and that our gut mama instincts save lives, especially our own life when the darkness is there....more

Are These 4 Things Running Your Life?

Do you ever dream of making changes in your life but feel like something is holding you back, but you’re just not sure what that is?We’ve all been in that place. Whether it’s leaving our job, asking for a raise, negotiating more flexible work hours or saying no to an endless request of our time from other people. We dream of changing a situation in our life. We may even make a plan to do it.But then it happens....more

5 Life Lessons From Bootcamp

6-week Fitness Bootcamp.The name itself brings up the image of drill sergeant like training. Getting barked at to “give me 20” just for the fun of it. Pushed to your limits until you collapse like a pile of weeping sweaty jello on the ground as your trainer stands above you with a satisfied grin on their face.I signed up anyway....more

Meatballs and Mommy Bloggers: My Blogdentity Crisis

This week was an interesting one. A rollercoaster of emotions, if you will. It was the first week back at school with the kiddos so I was up at 6ish every morning and at work by 7ish, which meant I was gone before Siona was awake. I was exhausted but running on buckets of coffee and adrenaline. Though it’s my 3rd year in my job as a school counselor, this was my first time at the first week of school in my job. The first year I was still in my original position as Student Life Director and the second year I was on maternity leave. I was nervous and overwhelmed....more

I resigned this week!

Holy sugar honey ice tea, I did it. I resigned yesterday.  I didn’t go back after my maternity leave.  How did I get to this point?Let’s start with what my values are:  helping people, competency, creativity, achievement, leadership, love and family....more

Balance is Boring! Let's Go Beyond Balance to Brilliance.

I wonder who coined the term "work/life balance".  It seems a little odd as if work and life are mutually self-exclusive.It might be a silly semantics argument, but somehow I like to look at this differently.  I prefer to see work as a part of this bigger thing we call LIFE....more