Listen to Your Mother – Baltimore Style

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Mother, do you think they’ll drop the bomb? Mother, do you think they’ll like this song? – Pink Floyd Though she was born a long, long time ago Your mother should know Your mother should know. – The Beatles Mother, mother There’s too many of you crying . – Marvin Gaye Mother knows best Listen […]

Game Day Giving

Why I’d Rather Lean In to Tina Fey Than Sheryl Sandberg

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Is there still a glass ceiling? Can women rise to the top? Can women in the workplace expect and demand equal working conditions? Yes, if you lean in. This idea is the foundation of Sheryl Sandberg’s first book, Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead. As COO of Facebook, Sandberg is in a […]

Blogmas 2013: Don’t Fence Me In

It’s the last day of Blogmas! That’s right. It’s Day Five of Blogmas, where I bring you the best blog posts of 2013 according to you! If this is your first time here, you’ve got some catching up to do. On Monday, I picked my 20 favorite posts from all of the submissions. On Tuesday, […]

Blogmas 2013: Parents are People

Thanks for joining me for Day Four of Blogmas, where I bring you the best blog posts of 2013 according to you! If this is your first time here, you’ve got some catching up to do. On Monday, I picked my 20 favorite posts from all of the submissions. On Tuesday, I gathered up the […]

Blogmas 2013: Gaining Perspective

Thanks for joining me for Day Three of Blogmas, where I bring you the best blog posts of 2013 according to you! If this is your first time here, you’ve got some catching up to do. On Monday, I picked my 20 favorite posts from all of the submissions. On Tuesday, I gathered up the […]

Blogmas 2013: Make ‘Em Laugh

Thanks for joining me for Day Two of Blogmas, where I bring you the best blog posts of 2013 according to you! If you missed yesterday’s post, go catch up. I selected my 20 favorite submissions from the year. (Okay, I selected 19 plus one of my own. Cut me some slack). I’m back with […]

Blogmas 2013: My 20 Favorite Posts

I was overwhelmed by all of the submissions for Blogmas, my own little showcase of your best works. What I like about Blogmas so much is that not only do I get introduced to amazing new posts and blogs, but I get to introduce them to you. And hopefully, you find new writers and blogs to fall […]

Facing the Post-Holiday Blues

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I was going to title this post “Beating the Post-Holiday Blues” but then I realized that my whole point is that I’m trying to beat them. And if I’m feeling this way, I suspect at least one other person out there is as well. New Year’s Eve has never been one of my favorite holidays. I’ve […]

Merry Blogmas 2013! Also, Hit Me With Your Best Post

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It’s that time of year when the world falls in love. Every song you hear seems to say ”Merry Christmas. May your new year dreams come true.” Those aren’t my words. Those words come straight from Frank Sinatra’s lips to my ears every year when I listen to “The Christmas Waltz,” one of my favorite Christmas songs. […]

a little inspired: For Your Winter Viewing Pleasure

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Only a few words on what should be a typical Wordless Wednesday (a task I’ve never been very good at). It’s all about the snow. Snow can be annoying, cold, bothersome, dirty, heavy. But snow can also be serene and beautiful. Clings to nature, hugs your house. Full of light, full of the joy of kids. […]