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A new kind of “playdate”: My Lean In Circle…and Power & Influence…

Posted by on Apr 17, 2014 in Be Informed, Career "Re-Entry" Series, Mom as Manager | 1 comment

When my kids were toddlers, I lived for playdates. The kids would play, and the moms would talk “shop”, which meant sharing potty training strategies and bemoaning the serious lack of sleep we were experiencing. Today at lunch, I found myself in a different sort of “playdate”. It was the second meeting of our new Lean In...

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Back to Work {lessons I am learning as a new working mom}

Posted by on Oct 9, 2013 in ...through MomColoredGlasses, Be Informed, Career "Re-Entry" Series, Mom as Manager, Mom Perspectives | 0 comments

 I sat in my office, trying to focus on the stack of exams sitting in front of me. Noisy voices spilled in through the door, as college students congregated outside waiting for their next class to begin. My stomach grumbled, even though I had just come from eating in the cafeteria an hour before. I looked at my watch. It was snack time, but I...

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Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg: A Fear-Busting Manifesto for Women

Posted by on Aug 8, 2013 in Be Informed, Be Inspired, Books for Moms, Career "Re-Entry" Series, Featured Posts | 2 comments

One of the books on my reading list this summer was Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead by Sheryl Sandberg, the COO of Facebook and the new (and initially reluctant) face of modern feminism. I was excited to read the book, because I was going to hear her speak at BlogHer in July, and a bit skeptical, because I had read some scathing reviews...

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The Three Factors That Can Lead You to a Career you LOVE

Posted by on Apr 4, 2013 in Be Informed, Career "Re-Entry" Series, Savvy Advice | 0 comments

The Three Factors That Can Lead You to a Career you LOVE

  Last year, we welcomed Anna Runyan of Classy Career Girl to talk about how to dress at work, and we are so happy to have her back to talk about another essential component of your career…loving what you do!   How often have you taken the time to think about what really interests you at work and what has perhaps shaped the career...

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“Having it all?” I’m not drinking the kool-aid, Ann-Marie Slaughter.

Posted by on Jun 29, 2012 in Be Informed, Career "Re-Entry" Series, Mom as Manager | 2 comments

“Having it all?” I’m not drinking the kool-aid, Ann-Marie Slaughter.

Along with thousands of others, I read Ann-Marie Slaughter’s piece, “Why Women Still Can’t Have it All” in The Atlantic this week, and it has been rattling around inside my head ever since. There have been a pile of responses written to her piece as well; I loved Megan Francis’ thoughts where she defends “the...

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Career Re-Entry Series: Where do we go from here?

Posted by on Mar 8, 2012 in Be Informed, Career "Re-Entry" Series, Mom as Manager | 0 comments

Career Re-Entry Series: Where do we go from here?

We have come to the end of our Career Re-Entry series, and with it comes a few of my reflections about where we go from here. My daughter Fiona even co-stars in the video, helping me clearly demonstrate the real-life challenges of keeping all of our jobs in focus!          So, let’s review… 1. Support is essential....

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Career Re-entry Series: Work – Life Balance

Posted by on Mar 1, 2012 in Be Informed, Career "Re-Entry" Series, Mom as Manager | 0 comments

Career Re-entry Series: Work – Life Balance

Sometimes I feel like this phrase, “work – life balance” is an oxymoron. Is that really even possible to get, and stay balanced? Well, I think managing the balance is possible, not easy, but possible. And creating balance is necessary for us to be our happiest. I created my very first video post for just this occasion! No laughing...

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Career Re-Entry Series: How to Dress Classy at Work

Posted by on Feb 23, 2012 in Be Informed, Career "Re-Entry" Series, Mom as Manager | 1 comment

Career Re-Entry Series: How to Dress Classy at Work

With so many clothes in our closets, sometimes it is hard to decide what is appropriate to wear to work. It is important to have some ground rules on the differences between work clothes and weekend clothes. Of course all workplaces are different but no matter where you work, there are a few things you should know about dressing professionally for...

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Career Re-Entry Series: Interviewing tips…

Posted by on Feb 15, 2012 in Be Informed, Career "Re-Entry" Series, Mom as Manager | 2 comments

Career Re-Entry Series: Interviewing tips…

  We have hit the half-way mark of our Career Re-Entry series, and with it, we come to one of the most nerve-wracking parts…the interview! No matter how long it has been since your last interview, it is a great idea to get a refresher on what to do to before, during, and after the interview so that you can walk in with confidence and show...

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Career Re-Entry Series: Networking 101

Posted by on Feb 8, 2012 in Be Informed, Career "Re-Entry" Series, Mom as Manager | 0 comments

Career Re-Entry Series: Networking 101

So far, Rachel has covered a number of important topics when considering heading back to “work” — work outside your home that is. Rachel and I have commiserated, er, discussed how daunting the thought of re-entry actually is. One of the things I have always thought I would definitely need to rely on when thinking about getting a...

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