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Kaddish on a Knee

“How much LONGEEEEEEERRRR?!” my six year old whined through the silence. Only to shortly after be replaced by his nine-year-old sister, “I’m BOOOOOORED!” My instinct was to shush them, to sternly show them with my squinting eyes and pointed finger to sit down and be quiet. But this wasn’t a mere interruption. This was a […]

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Life

Dear Breonna

Dear Breonna, We never met. We probably would never have met, even if your senseless murder had not occurred. But you have occupied my thoughts for weeks now. I never heard your name before the protests began, despite the fact that your murder happened more than two months prior. I didn’t hear about your murder, […]

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Life

Begin at One

I begin at “one.” And instantly I think to myself, “I’m never going to make it to ten. This can’t work.” It’s the same story I’ve been telling myself for months now. And then I find myself at “eighteen” and begin to think maybe I’ll be okay. Before I know it, I’m at “twenty-six” and […]

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Career
Parenting

Lead Like a Mother

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about being a mother and an executive and what those two things have to do with each other. For most of my career, I thought that these two identities were meant to be separate – parenting belonged at home and leadership belonged at work. More and more, I’ve come […]

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Career

Boss Baby

When I first graduated from college, I had a degree in Political Science, some retail experience, and no connections. I spent months searching for a job. I applied to every job on Craigslist that I was remotely qualified for. Every entry-level job I could find. Finally, I stumbled on a temporary position filling in for […]

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Career
Parenting
Perspective

Becoming a Mom, Becoming a Boss

When I returned to work after my first child was born, I was a completely different person. Each of those first few days in the office felt like a full week. The minutes ticked by while I pined for my infant. I could physically feel in my chest that I was missing her. I carefully […]

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Parenting

What’s for Breakfast?

In our home, we believe in eating foods that we love and offer nourishment (sometimes that means just nourishment for the soul). We’ve gotten a lot of strange looks from doctors and others when our daughter shares her typical breakfast. You can see a green color creep from their jaw toward their cheeks. “Pickles and […]

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Career

The Instinct to be Liked

One of the side benefits of my endless commutes is the opportunity to be introduced to really interesting people through podcasts. And recently, I heard an interview with Tara Mohr about coaching women into leadership roles and was blown away by the many things she had to say. As soon as I got out of […]

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Career
Life

There is No Undo Button in Life

There is an old Jewish tale to teach children about gossip. It goes something like this: The rabbi called a little boy to his office who was often gossiping around town. The child claimed his words did not matter because he could simply apologize and take them back whenever he needed. The rabbi, determined to […]

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Parenting
Perspective

When Your Children are Better at Sorry than You

It was one of those nights. One of those nights when everyone is exhausted, at the end of their proverbial ropes. My husband was working and I was trying to scrounge up some dinner. And naturally, when all I could use in the world was a few minutes of peace and quiet, my kids started […]

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