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For The Love Of God, I Need Kids Back in School Full Time

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Winter break is over. Kind of. 3 weeks plus one day. I think in theory this balanced calendar sounds great, but my opinion? IT’S WAY TOO DAMN LONG. As a working mom, I find that there is a significant void of camps/activities for kids the first two weeks of break. …

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The Myth of the “Relaxing Summer”

the most relaxing summer

From the basket across the room, the cover of my Real Simple magazine calls to me with its picture of an ice cream cone and a headline that makes me chuckle: “The Most Relaxing Summer.” Why do I chuckle, you ask? Because considering the way my summer has gone, a …

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In quest of the work/life balance

On a Wednesday a couple weeks ago, my son wasn’t himself. Lethargic, wanted to be held, and just not his usual happy self. I made the call to keep him home from daycare, although he didn’t have a fever and wasn’t technically sick. I figured a day at home cuddling …

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Rules of the Direct Marketing Party from the Viewpoint of the Sap You’re Trying to Sell to

Direct sales

Ah, November, you certainly snuck up on us. The holiday season is now in full ramp, and that means invites to lots of parties. And who doesn’t love a party? Of course, there’s one type of party invite that always brings me anxiety, and that is the Direct Sales Party. …

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