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I've become a fan of Gretchen Rubin's podcast Happier. If you don't listen to it, you should. I recently listened one on good advice. It made me think of the great work-related advice I've received. I thought I'd share them here and I would love to hear your best career-related advice (just comme...
Kindergarten officially starts in a few days for our daughter, Lilly. I'm part excited, part freaking out and part sad. I think all of those things are normal. I was thinking about the kind of advice I should give her as she starts this new adventure. I decided the best possible advice wo...
As promised, here's part two! You can find part one here. To quickly refresh - I was curious as to what makes a teacher feel appreciated. I did some research on the topic by asking several teachers about appreciation and got some great feedback. Rachel is entering her 8th year of teaching. W...
As my daughter gets ready to start Kindergarten this fall, I've been reflecting on the special teachers in her life thus far and looking forward to those we have yet to meet. What a special gift our educators have! I have a lot of patience, but I still watch in wonder at all the love and ener...
I started a new position with a new company in December 2015. For the first time in my professional career, I office in a cube.... I have to admit I was a tiny bit reluctant about the idea. Going from an open office concept to a cube is quite the change. BUT I decided to embrace it because, you...
This [above] is an Amazon dash button for Tide. In the name of convenience, this fancy little device allows a person to buy more laundry detergent at the push of a button. But not just any laundry detergent - it must be Tide laundry detergent. And there are literally THOUSANDS of these little bu...
I love love love Evernote. It keeps me organized both professionally and personally. I find new uses for it all the time, but the coolest thing I've started doing is for my kids. I am pretty nostalgic (see this post for further proof). For example, I put a ridiculous amount of pressure on m...
I love taking photos of the kids. I have no clue if they will appreciate it one day as much as I think they will, but I do it nonetheless. A few years ago, I read something somewhere that made me stop and think about the photos of my kids....I was rarely in the photo WITH them. Here I was, captu...
The pre-school school my kids attend uses this great app that allows the teachers to send photos and videos throughout the day. I love it when these come across while I'm at work. The above image came through a week ago and it was especially great. My boy has such a love for life. Most ...
This is the 4th blog I've started. Yes, the key word there is "started." [Insert deep sigh here] I love writing. I was "writing" homemade greeting cards before I knew how to spell. I kept a journal all the way through college. However, something happened when I joined the "real world" and m...