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When I say I’m not a green thumb, I can’t stress it enough. I kill plants faster than they die naturally. How long is a bouquet of flowers supposed to last? More than two days? Could have fooled me. I’m not really into plants, except for the whole life-giving-oxygen-provision thing. So I have happily gone about my life without them inside my house. [ 458 more words ]

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When I say I’m not a green thumb, I can’t stress it enough. I kill plants faster than they die naturally. How long is a bouquet of flowers supposed to last? More than two days? Could have fooled me. I’m not really into plants, except for the whole life-giving-oxygen-provision thing. So I have happil...
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3: That's my mom. Her hair looks like that because she's lazy.
Me: That's true but don't announce it to the cashier at Target.

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‪It only took me two hours at the office to realize I forgot to dry and straighten my hair. #wetbraid #monday #workingmom #fail

The prenup. That dirty little word. In all honesty, before I went to law school, I had the same reaction. “Why are people getting married if they’re preparing for divorce?” But if you think about it from a different perspective, it starts to make more sense. You don’t buy homeowner, car, or life insurance planning to need it. It’s there in case the unexpected happens. [ 528 more words ]

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The prenup. That dirty little word. In all honesty, before I went to law school, I had the same reaction. “Why are people getting married if they’re preparing for divorce?” But if you think about it from a different perspective, it starts to make more sense. You don’t buy homeowner, car, or life ins...
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Have we established yet that laziness is my mantra. Okay, let’s go with a nice euphemism: efficiency. I’m not a big drinker, and if my day/week/month has been one where I need to knock a few back, it needs to be as simple as popping off a bottle cap or a quick twist of a corkscrew. But I have had house guests that prefer a little something stronger when the clock strikes six thirty, so I’ve made a point of trying to stock a bare-bones bar. [ 614 more words ]

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Have we established yet that laziness is my mantra. Okay, let’s go with a nice euphemism: efficiency. I’m not a big drinker, and if my day/week/month has been one where I need to knock a few back, it needs to be as simple as popping off a bottle cap or a quick twist of a corkscrew. …
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A recent promotion at work has me managing a few new employees, and I realize I'm uniquely qualified for this big task because I parent a toddler. These scenarios are interchangeable for me whether I'm in the office or at home. [ 464 more words ]

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A recent promotion at work has me managing a few new employees, and I realize I’m uniquely qualified for this big task because I parent a toddler. These scenarios are interchangeable for me whether I’m in the office or at home. When you walk into a room, they go quiet. It’s that awful transition fro...
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Lunch of champions. I used my parenting advice on myself today: 5 more bites of salad and you can have a donut.

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This made me LOL and is sadly, so true!
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First, acquire five cobras and put them in a soft bag.
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This was a very bad idea. Setting a time-consuming goal two weeks into adding blog writing on top of a full time job while parenting a toddler and baby was a bad idea. I’m not really sure what I was thinking here, other than I really wanted to catch up on the 50+ books that continued to stack up inside and on top of my nightstand. [ 1,019 more word ]

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Like most students, I was pretty wise to the concept of getting a mentor from early on. I read a lot about how to find a mentor. I was good at pursuing the relationships. And yet, I let a few potentially incredible mentors slip through the cracks because I didn't properly cultivate the relationship. Luckily, I've adjusted my approach and been able to find some fantastic mentors despite my initial mistakes. [ 919 more words ]

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Like most students, I was pretty wise to the concept of getting a mentor from early on. I read a lot about how to find a mentor. I was good at pursuing the relationships. And yet, I let a few potentially incredible mentors slip through the cracks because I didn’t properly cultivate the relationship....
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When I went back to work after I gave birth to my daughter, my husband and I were each working about 60 hours a week. We'd often eat dinner at 9:00 pm while hovered over our computers finishing off the day's work. It was a schedule that worked for us with an infant that had no interests beyond milk and sleep. [ 503 more words ]

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When I went back to work after I gave birth to my daughter, my husband and I were each working about 60 hours a week. We’d often eat dinner at 9:00 pm while hovered over our computers finishing off the day’s work. It was a schedule that worked for us with an infant that had …
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Seriously. This stuff is subliminal crack. I walk around the office subconsciously whistling songs from Moana. Every. Day.

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I spent seven years in higher education, and I really honed my “student” look during that time. Today, my weekend wardrobe looks a lot like that student look I perfected: jeans, a loose t-shirt, Converse or Rainbow sandals, aviator sunglasses, and a delicate necklace. Unfortunately for me, the industries I work in (law and commercial real estate) are extremely conservative. In my office, business casual is considered progressive in the wardrobe department. [ 849 more words ]

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I spent seven years in higher education, and I really honed my “student” look during that time. Today, my weekend wardrobe looks a lot like that student look I perfected: jeans, a loose t-shirt, Converse or Rainbow sandals, aviator sunglasses, and a delicate necklace. Unfortunately for me, the indus...
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I work full time Monday through Friday, so “family time” only happens on weekends, unless you count family time as eating dinner with one hand while bathing a baby and toddler with the other, in which case, I get about 2 hours per weeknight of family time. And yet, by about noon on Saturday, I'm fresh out of ways to entertain my kids. [ 673 more words ]

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I work full time Monday through Friday, so “family time” only happens on weekends, unless you count family time as eating dinner with one hand while bathing a baby and toddler with the other, in which case, I get about 2 hours per weeknight of family time. And yet, by about noon on Saturday, I’m …
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Warning: this post is not for the sentimental. I legitimately do not have emotional connections to things. I sold my wedding dress a few months after our wedding. People ask me if I miss it, and I can honestly tell you I haven’t thought about it once. I keep photo albums and I do have one banker’s box of “memories” (a few sports medals, some hysterical passbooks of notes between friends in high school, and a book of really mediocre poetry that I wrote as an angsty adolescent), but other than that, I regularly purge everything in the house. [ 810 more words ]

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I nursed my son longer than my daughter. I wanted her to get used to getting 70% of everything boys do. #jk #only1monthlonger #29monthstotal #calmdown

Ugh. What's worse? That this is so prevalent someone had to create a calculator to show the potential costs or that the costs of taking time off to raise kids reverberates through the rest of your career? (My answer is C. All of the above.)

Taking any time off to care for your kids will cost you.
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