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Quality Workspace in the Workplace

Wednesday, 14 January 2015 00:00
You know that scene in the movie Office Space, when the characters break free from their stifling cubicles, steal the malfunctioning printer, and use baseball bats to bash it to pieces in a field? Have you ever felt like that about your workspace? Read more...

Five Habits for the New Year

Wednesday, 07 January 2015 08:03
Allegedly, it takes twenty-one days of a particular activity to "create a habit." Read more...

Fun Favor For Your Child's Holiday Party

Friday, 19 December 2014 00:00
If you've signed up to bring water to your child's holiday party, make it fun but easy (who's got time for decorating with googly eyes and pipe cleaners this time of year, anyway?). Read more...

Career Change … and Change … and Change

Wednesday, 19 November 2014 00:00
In many homes on the first day of school, kids are asked the same question (and every good Pinterest mom has a board ready for the photo-op answer): "What do you want to be when you grow up?" This year my son said, "a secret agent" and my daughter said, "a princess who eats, a lot." Read more...

The Day I Demoted Myself

Wednesday, 12 November 2014 00:00
The Day I Demoted Myself: The Power of Transparency in the Workplace "That's not me," I thought, as I stared at the white board that outlined the 1 – 2 year vision for our company and the job expectations that lay ahead of me. Read more...
At my twins' ten-year well visits this summer, we were put through the normal routine—charting growth and promising again to always wear bike helmets. But this year, something new was brought up. Read more...

The ChildFREE Choice

Thursday, 25 September 2014 00:00
Let's get something straight: We didn't volunteer to be the "poster women" for choosing a childfree existence. We love kids—other people's kids. This isn't so much an anthem we march to the beat of as a combination of timing, life events, and choice (shocking, we know) that led us to brandish the stylish acronym of DINK (Dual Income No Kids—that's a "thing") as we close in on the magic age of forty. Read more...

My Little Girl is Off to College.

Thursday, 04 September 2014 04:49
Senior year: For the child, so exciting! As a mom ... well, you start to think of the fact that she will be leaving, for good. As the year progressed, we became so busy with all the college prep "to do's" that it still just didn't seem real to me. After all, we still had several months before she would be moving, right? Wrong. Time flies! Read more...

Are You Down With OPK?

Monday, 11 August 2014 09:27
What do you do if you don't approve of the behavior of Other People's Kids? I have to say, I love kids. I love the sheer innocence about them; the ability to think freely, to play without a care in the world; the utter simplicity about their humanity. Read more...

On Serendipity and Reflection …

Monday, 04 August 2014 10:54
Truth be told, I really didn't want to work at Serendipity. To me, it looked like failure as I took a step away from a successful photography business. To make it even more interesting, I wasn't the first choice for hiring. (I was told this much later.) But more than four years ago, I started my journey at a place called Serendipity. Fitting, if you know the definition of serendipity: an aptitude for making desirable discoveries by accident or luck that takes the form of finding valuable or pleasant things that are not looked for. Read more...