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The Stupid Sh!t Bosses Say

Thursday, 21 May 2015 00:00
I've been pretty fortunate to have worked for some great people over the years, and I've definitely learned something from every single one of them—even the seventy-something woman at one of my first jobs out of college, who chain-smoked nonfilter Pall Malls in the office directly next to mine and was worthy of admiration for building a successful ad agency, despite her era. Read more...
A couple of weeks ago while at work, I received an e-mail from my ten-year-old son Reed's teacher. Reed had accidentally thrown out his two-week-old retainer at lunch, but refused to look through the trash for it (even after offers of help from the aide and his own twin brother). Read more...

Single. Young. Female. Homeowner?

Wednesday, 29 April 2015 00:00
It used to be part of the American Dream to get married and buy the perfect house with a white picket fence. But who says you have to be married to make that purchase? Read more...

Alternatives to Pet Ownership

Thursday, 09 April 2015 00:00
The benefits of owning a pet are truly incalculable—warm cuddles during the cold Michigan winter, wet kisses when pick-me-ups are running short, an exercise buddy to push you the extra mile your legs won't, and infinite, indiscriminate love to last a lifetime. Read more...

Friendship Through Cancer

Thursday, 09 April 2015 00:00
It's been just over a year since I was diagnosed with stage 2 breast cancer. Someone told me at the beginning that it would be a journey, and that it would look something like a roller coaster ride. Boy, were they right! Read more...
When my children were in elementary school, teachers discovered that they both had unique learning styles; styles that perhaps required more attention than a typical classroom could offer. Read more...

The Spring Break Childcare Shuffle

Thursday, 19 March 2015 00:00
Yup. I did it again. I forgot to find daycare for my kids during spring break. And now I'm doing my usual scramble to fill six full days of childcare, plus the late start scheduled on the Monday after spring break, because, I guess, life isn't complicated enough. Read more...

DIY Date Night Board

Tuesday, 10 February 2015 00:00
When living with a significant other, it's easy to get lost in day-to-day activities and forget to think about the free time you have together. Instead you opt for the standard choices, such as going to the movies or your go-to restaurant. You're spending time with each other, but you're not creating new memories together. Read more...

Reinventing Valentine’s Day

Thursday, 05 February 2015 12:05
Fancy dinner reservations, or a frozen pizza? A date with Prince Charming, or the ever-suave Jack Daniels? Read more...

5 Life Hacks for Moms Bringing Up Boys

Wednesday, 28 January 2015 00:00
I remember as a little girl thinking that moms who only had boys were scary. Read more...