Testing the Waters

Originally published at : http://fourunder4plustwo.blogspot.com...more

Sunshine, A Mexican Wrestler & Control

Glorious day!  The sun finally decided to join us here in Portland and it couldn’t have happened at a better time, seeing as I was ready to flee my life and join a band of merry gypsies on their worldly expedition/tour of thievery....more
It is funny how the sun can motivate and inspire and glad to hear you felt good :)more

Considering a Work Life Collage

(Note: This post first appeared on the Covert Leadership blog... it has been edited slightly for BlogHer. Read the original here.) Let's ditch the term Work Life Balance!It implies some sort of scale with a lump of "work" on one side and a lump of "life" on the other, and that the two cannot mix....more

Confession: I Really Don't Need More Hours In A Day

I'm embarrassed to even murmur about there not being enough hours in a day when there are working women with children that not only get themselves ready for work but feed/dress their kids, knock out a few household chores and drop the kids off at daycare/school before they arrive at work. I find myself to be a complete liar when I say I don't have time to exercise when it's not uncommon for me to see a coworker jogging during their lunch hour while I, on the other hand, use that time to eat. ...more
 @keeksaz You probably also notice how much more you can get done after you've had sometime to ...more

Cocopiccolo's Rambles, Rifts, Rants, and Raves with Military Persuasion

Four men and Two ladies adventures through a military perspective!...more

Five Delicious Ways to Save the Planet… Earth Day and Every Day By Tracy Adler

Five Delicious Ways to Save the Planet… Earth Day and Every Day By Tracy Adler ...more

PJ Saturday

An empty day on the calendar...could it be?  A completely free Saturday!  After a busier than usual week, the start of ball season, and the promise of many packed weekends to come, I had one thought this morning.  PJ Saturday!A day of absolutely nothing.  Lounging on the couch, snuggled under blankets.  With these odd winter-like April temps, even a fire in the fireplace.  And of course, lots and lots of movies.  What isn't there to love?!...more

Neoclassic Bosoms

#2 in a series#1 Gathered Daughters#3 Dance of the Divine Feminine...more
 @elaineR.N. Elaine! So sorry to hear your friend is dying from cancer. That is never easy...for ...more


Jennifer Grant is a savvy mother, writer, and thinker. In her new book MOMumental: Adventures in the Messy Art of Raising a Family (Brentwood, Tenn.: Worthy Publishing, 2012) her acute observations of life, and descriptions of how events trigger a string of meaning in her mind, are consistently a cut above.Sort of like kettle corn: “a healthy balance of sweet and salty, crunchy and soft”—one of Jennifer’s favorite metaphors—MOMumental strikes a delightful balance....more
sounds like a great book!more

When The Universe Says No

Where do I start?  The week began with the loss of a key employee on my team and ended with a partial restructuring of our business and our roles....more
I hear you ...more