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Advice You Will Never Hear From a Career Counselor

February 1, 2012
Almost two years ago, I wrote my first blog post . As soon as it went live, I thought, I have quite possibly just ruined my entire life. This was about a year after I went home sick from my job and then never went back. The whole experience still felt painfully raw. I was filled with shame for...
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Change & Opportunity

January 21, 2012
From Your (Wo)manInWashington blog MOTHERS changing the conversation @ Mothers have a genius for on-the-spot problem solving. Sizing up a looming crisis in a nanosecond, we flip through our mental list of optional responses, then implement, discard, and...
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On Women and Guilt

December 20, 2011
Another smart post from our friends at Role/Reboot . -Eds. I’m on the board of a small, parenting-related nonprofit organization, a board comprised of smart, thoughtful women who are mostly mothers of small children (and one dad, though our father pool is growing). In addition to our full-time...
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American Moms: Unsung Heroes of a Bad Economy

December 15, 2011
American mothers are hard-hit by the tough economy, with 42 percent more women than men living in poverty and single moms especially vulnerable. Yet women work valiantly to sustain families, and remain thankful that they can manage at all. In a new study on American families released today, the...
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And Now, About Those Mega-Rich Alleged Job Creators…

December 7, 2011
Any second-grader could do the math. I say the Job Creators are the 99% who clip discount coupons from the Sunday newspaper so they can get 4 cans for $1.
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Gotta love The Good Wife

December 6, 2011
I’m a mom of a two-and-a-half year old and a three month old and I have a full time job. If I have any extra “me” time that isn’t spent shirking the gym and the growing piles of laundry, I’ll probably spend it sleeping. So a TV show has to be super appealing to make it on my very small “must see”...
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Mothers of the Century (21st)

November 22, 2011
From Your (Wo)manInWashington blog MOTHERS changing the conversation @ Prepare to be impressed with yourselves, girls. The US Census Bureau just put out new numbers on maternity leave and employment which show we’ve spent the past 40 years investing wisely in...
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3 (Unconventional) Career Lessons Learned

November 21, 2011
1. Don't choose what to do. (Choose what NOT to do - quickly.) My career has been propelled most by the times I started down a path, realized it was not a good fit, and quickly chose NOT to do it anymore. Even when that decision was painful, risky or counter-intuitive. Four months in, I realized I...
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Boys “In Crisis” and Biological Imperatives

November 9, 2011
From Your (Wo)manInWashington blog MOTHERS changing the conversation @ Kelly Coyle DiNorcia uses her degrees in neuroscience and education to out-maneuver two small children, care for an astonishing variety of animals, and run an ice hockey organization with...
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"Snowtober" Highlights the Importance of Family-Friendly Workplace Policies

November 7, 2011
Not that I needed another reason to be grateful for many of the workplace benefits my current employer provides but I can’t help but be incredibly thankful that during Connecticut’s “snowtober” as it’s being called, my employer has allowed several of her employees the ability to work from home, be...
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