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Realizing This, Changed Everything

Realizing This, Changed Everything

Ron and I spoke for a couples conference last weekend in Jersey City, right next door to where my Deloitte office was for six years, overlooking downtown Manhattan. I shared a point with the crowd that was a reminder of a nugget that set me free years ago when I first...

To Be Paid or Not to Be Paid…

To Be Paid or Not to Be Paid…

That is the question isn't it? At what point if ever, do we start charging for a talent or service we frequently give to others? Women often uniquely struggle with the idea of putting a dollar value on their skills. Shouldn't I be generous and giving? Why not lend to...

It Feels Like Nothing is Happening, But it IS

It Feels Like Nothing is Happening, But it IS

Why is it that so often things seem completely on hold and standing still? It struck me today that just a year ago I was utterly exhausted and discouraged about how little sleep I was getting, and in the months that followed how little progress we seemed to be making...

THE Way to Promotion and Favor at Work

THE Way to Promotion and Favor at Work

Two days ago I was eavesdropping, I admit it. After hearing my husband's voice sound like a broken record, I couldn't help wonder,"Who is it this time?" It was one of the sincere and talented young professionals in his world, asking him to get on board with their...

Wrecked by a Roadblock?

Sometimes it's so hard to maintain hope when setbacks and roadblocks happen on the path to our dreams. Here's a little 2 min. video with a couple of ideas for staying your course and not losing hope. (Includes video clips of the twins, found this in my drafts folder...

A Peek Inside Victoria and Isabella’s Vintage Modern Nursery

A Peek Inside Victoria and Isabella’s Vintage Modern Nursery

After 20+ years of waiting, and nearly 9 months of here and there efforts, the nursery is DONE and I must say we're all quite pleased with the results! My friend Tiffany Kiefer, mom of 5 kids, put it best saying, "The nursery is really for the Mom more than the kids,"...

Staying Positive Amidst the Stresses of Motherhood and More…

I'm sure you have noticed my blog posts are rare these days, with growing twin babies and adjustments in our family, seldom are the moments to focus on writing! But I'm on a flight alone right now, headed to speak in Minneapolis, and just answered a letter written via...

Weird Becomes Wonderful

Ever feel like something about your life is just weird? Weird job, weird interests, weird wacky break-up, weird to be waiting this long for that dream. When Ron and I married 9 years ago, it felt a bit weird for all of us. Weird for the boys to have a new woman, not...

Desperate at the Bathroom Sink

I still remember the night…. Standing in front of our bathroom mirror. Washing my face. Thinking about the day's diagnosis. Rampant endometriosis. The likely culprit of the miscarriage two years prior. Misdiagnosis had turned into two more years of trying, waiting,...

Décor a la Ranch

You all know me, can't resist a decorating inspiration regardless of where I am in the world. One of the things I'm loving about this ranch is the natural, rustic decor. I'm not typically drawn to this type of look for my own interiors, but hey, this isn't about...

A Woman of Few Words

Yesterday was the 150th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address -- the inspirational and famously short speech that Lincoln predicted would not be long-remembered. In only 272 words President Lincoln was praised for reinvigorating national ideals of...

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