Archive for the Career Category


So Many Jobs, So Little Time

Parents wear many hats. Some have jobs in an office, others work from home or stay home with their kids, but I don’t think any of us would say we have just one job. You could be a lawyer and a mom, a teacher and a dad, whatever. Then you throw in coaching your kid’s […]

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No More Monday Marine Layer

In San Diego, we have what is called a marine layer – clouds that hang over the ocean, usually in the mornings. They typically clear out by late morning, but sometimes they hang around all day. For the last few months at my job, I felt like the marine layer matched my mood on Monday […]

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Business Challenge: Asking for Money

I write a blog about money, so you would think I’d be very comfortable asking for it, but I’m not. I love working for myself – except the money part. I love writing and helping clients. I even enjoy putting together proposals for potential clients, until I get to the final line: cost. I don’t […]

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Having It All – Part 2

Just over a year ago, I wrote this post, on “Having It All.” It’s something all moms strive for, but relatively few achieve. Nearly three months after leaving my job, I have a feeling I’m getting closer. When I wrote the original post, I said that more often than not, I felt like I had […]

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Time management: use note cards!

All parents are busy, and time management does not come naturally to most people. As my kids have gotten older, I’ve realized how important it is to find time for your work, your kids, your spouse and yourself. But, how do you find it? And more importantly, how do you make sure everything you need […]

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Five ways to save time using social media

I remember back in the early days of social media, when I thought, wow, that sounds like a great way to waste time. As a communications professional, I quickly changed my tune. I’ve been on┬áLinkedIn since 2005, and joined Facebook and Twitter in 2008. Though you can certainly find ways to waste time on social […]

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Saving time and money working at home

I realize I’ve been a bit off-topic lately, but sometimes life pushes you in a different direction. Career change, family issues and loss all seemed more important than giving tips on saving time or money. Life goes by so fast and I want to savor it, which is why I started this blog in the […]

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What do you do?

We had a great time with my brother and his wife in Vegas, but when a friend of theirs asked “what do you do?,” I was unsure how to respond, similar to the way I felt when Chase’s family asked, “how’s work?,” a few weeks ago. The question itself isn’t new to me. I spent […]

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Falling back in love with America’s Finest City

I recently realized that since my last day of work, the weather has been beautiful every day. Those of you who don’t live in “America’s Finest City,” might think “big deal, it’s always perfect in San Diego.” That’s what I thought before I moved here, too. I will always love San Diego because it is […]

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How’s work?

We saw some family and friends in Big Bear this weekend, who hadn’t heard that I left my job, so they asked “how’s work?” I’m rarely at a loss for words, but for some reason it caught me off guard, and I was unsure how to respond. For the first year at my job, my […]

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