Is it ever right to be a pushover at work?

“Can you review my proposal for me?! It’s due today!” This favor was asked of me yesterday. She might as well have said, “hurry up, pushover, I’m disorganized, and I need this done!” What can you do? While I felt completely annoyed and insulted by her audacity to ask for this pretty big favor at such a last minute in such an entitled tone, I also knew that I would be seeing her again and again and again at work....more

Random Fun Facts: Seton Hill University

Random Fun Facts:  Seton Hill University I would wish to fit you for that world in which you are destined to live.  ~Saint Elizabeth Ann SetonEducate a woman and you educate generations.  ~Sr. M. De Chantal Leis...more

#NaBloPoMo: Professional Bloggism

How do you get to be a professional blogger?  I really don't know.  I know that I'm not one.  By definition, to be a professional -anything- one must be paid for that …something…?  I don't think you could consider the 6 cents I've made off Google Adsense as making me a pro. ...more

5 Ways to Love Being a Stay-at-Home Parent

I wrote this article a while back, and it might be helpful to some parents, so I'm sharing it here today....more
This is perfect! I really love the part about your house not staying perfect because that is ...more

Part 2, As Promised

I actually do have something meaningful to write about here. I really do. So here it is: I went to my first teaching interview today. For those who don't know, I am currently pursuing my Master's in teaching. And now it's time for me to finally find a job that's going to pay me to do the thing I'm getting that degree in. Makes sense. I interviewed at El Dorado High School in southern Arkansas, and I must say I was impressed. The staff was so welcoming and open, and I really felt comfortable. I felt like a teacher. ...more

You Have as Many Hours in a Day as Beyonce

Lessons on Preschool, the Internet and Writing

When I went to pick my youngest up from school, the teacher's report included a story about their reading circle. She was reading a book about animals to the class and asked the kids what kind of animal they wanted to be. All of the kids started shouting out animals. All of the kids except for mine. My son sat with his hand up, politely waiting for his turn to share. When she finally got the others to calm down and asked him to share his animal, the teacher said, "I think he forgot what he was going to say and just repeated what the others had said....more

The Pros and Cons of The 21st Century Home Office

By Janette Speyer – In today’s virtual world working at home has become the new normal and there is no stigma attached. More and more companies are having flexible hours and flexible employees. Corporations have found that employees can be even more productive and certainly happier working at least part time from home....more

The Salesperson Personality

Saleswomen are all around. They talk you into buying a new pair of shoes, a beautiful but no so affordable dress, and maybe even a new mobile phone, even if you just bought one a couple of months ago—and sometimes, you give in....more

#NaBloPoMo: Finding My Voice

patriciaappelquist Aww thanks!  It's definitely a hard process!more