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Firing A Friend

Sometimes, you just have to let a person go. It happens all the time in the corporate world and the metrics are fairly clear: the person didn’t make the sales goals, never showed up on time, stole money....Read More
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  • Felicity Huffman

    Drowning In Motherhood: What Would a Good Mother Do?

    I often feel I am drowning in motherhood. It was really bad when my girls were younger, but it still exists now: When I am home I want to be away. When I am away I want to be home. I am no longer the person I was before having children, but...

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  • Danielle Tumminio

    3 Ways To Bring Summer To YOU!

    Oh sweet, restful summer. Time for relaxation, rejuvenation, self-restoration. There you are, imagining the twilight of late summer sunsets, enjoying the hope for downtime that seems to be lurking just ahead. And then it begins to happen: S...

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    Alisha "Happychondriac" Wilson

    Letting Go Of Shame

    I am not that scared little girl anymore who couldn’t speak for herself. I am not the little girl who was being blackmailed into not telling anyone that she was being sexually abused. As I write this, tears cover my cheeks in such a way I’m able to see the forest, in spite of the trees & I am free. I am free of the pain I have experienced for the last twenty-eight years & it feels incredible to let the tears flow & the freedom rush in.   READ MORE

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    Moore, Oklahoma PSA

    The horrible tragedy that occurred in Moore, Oklahoma on May 20th, 2013 has effected the lives of thousands of people. People lost their homes, their loved ones, their pets, and for some… their kids....

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  • Expressing Motherhood

    New Challenge

    Since my last show ended, Expresing Motherhood, a little over a month ago, I haven’t scheduled another one which means I haven’t been as attached to my iPhone. I’ve been reading “The Big Disconnect,” by *&%...

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  • Lessons

    Lean In? But What If I Just Want To Stand Still?

    “What are your goals for the next year?” Her supervisor was sitting across from her at her annual review, asking the question that every supervisor asks at every annual review. But this one was different....Read More
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  • Felicity Huffman

    Felicitations For September: Dancing How I Feel

    Okay, the summer is over. The kids have had a looong vacation. They are full to bursting with ideas for the classic, stupid essay, “What I Did This Summer.” Maybe they have new backpacks and new lunchboxes. They are locked, cocked and r...

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  • Susan Long

    A Year Of Lasts And Letting Go

    Since I became a mother, life has been a series of firsts. I have photo albums filled with those memories of the milestones my children have met. This year has been different. This has been a year of lasts. My oldest daughter is a senior, s...

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  • Lessons

    Learning To Fly

    Friday afternoon it rained heavily, while I sat in the temple with the other mourners, and we listened to the rabbi say beautiful things about someone I knew long before I was a wife, mother, writer, blogger, and social media addict. READ MORE

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  • Help! I’m Turning Into My Mother!

    This is my future. Look at it. Is it a photo of a purse with faux fur on it? Yes, yes it is. Is it adorable? Yes, but that’s not the point. And the blinged out phone cover? Also adorable, but also gaudy, no? The point is this: I’m turni...

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    Ashlen "the Kidspert" Sheaffer

    Let Go Of The Day

    Once I became a mom, I discovered that my brain never shuts itself off. Thoughts, to do lists, guilt, worry, happiness, fear, sadness, endless joy, check lists, all consume my head from the moment I wake up to the moment sleep comes.  Sometimes it is all too difficult to let go of the days emotions and thoughts, the days many perfect imperfections. Before I had kids, I never dreamed I could feel so many emotions, think so many thoughts, and do it all at the same time.  READ MORE

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  • Bryanne E. Salazar

    5 Ways to Cock-Block Your Teenager

    My sixteen-year-old son has a girlfriend. She is sweet, and pretty, and when the two are together, they rarely come up for air. Oh, to be young and in lust. If you’ve read my previous post, Once Upon a Condom, or watched my video on talki...

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