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“Cry on the Way to the Podium” Level Brave

“Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the assessment that something else is more important than fear.” -Franklin D. Roosevelt A Lesson in Courage from a 2-Year-Old We’re supposed to teach our kids the important stuff. But all too often they end up teaching us, and leaving us feeling confused about our own…

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Hey, Busy Working Mom: Let’s Destress with Some Laughs (and a Helpful Tip)

Inside: Busy working mom, you need a break. Let’s take a break from the busyness, with some funny stories and one strategy that works 9 times out of 10. “How are you?” says Busy Working Mom A. “Busy” says Busy Working Mom B, in a frenzied state of self-absorption assuming everyone else in the world…

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A Working Mom’s Guide to Doing it All (Terribly)

Working moms get this question a lot: “How do you do it all?” It ALL. That’s daunting. And for this working mom, I do “do it all.” But sometimes I’m doing it all TERRIBLY. Working Moms are Da Bomb (Cyclone) This winter the bomb cyclone hit the Northeast. First off, can we take a pause to…

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5 Reasons to Start a Mom’s One Line a Day Journal

Inside: How the mom’s one line a day journal has taught me about family, career, and working mom life, and why it’s one of my most prized possessions. Learn how starting your own one line a day journal can impact your life in just a few minutes a day. I started a Mom’s One Line…

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A Piano Recital Disaster, A Piano Recital Triumph, and 3 Big Lessons

Inside: A trip back to the 1990s, a funny and embarrassing piano recital story, and three life lessons that make it all worth sharing. For someone who has never been a real performer, I have two too many stories about humiliating myself in auditoriums. And what do you do when you make a fool of…