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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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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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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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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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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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Changing How We Think of Success

By now, we’ve all heard about the big college application fraud scandal and read plenty of commentary on it. I can’t get it out of my head. Here’s the thing – I cannot wrap my head around how any parent could waste that much energy caring which school their children go to. And yes, these […]

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I'm at War with My House | Making Peace With Constant Mess
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I’m at War With My House

There’s a war that’s been happening in my house. It’s been going on for years now – since about the time my daughter turned one. You might think of it more like a cold war than a violent one. Each side has been building up arms, testing out bombs in remote areas, but not a […]

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Extracurricular Nonsense | What Do Your Kids Really Need After School?
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Extracurricular Nonsense

Most of us moms are waiting until the day someone finds us out and hands out the Worst Mom of the Year certificate. We’re each holding onto a different issue filled with guilt. There seem to be all these societal “rules” to follow that none of us can keep up with. And here’s my secret […]

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What Would I Say To My Daughter? | Get Unstuck and Make a Decision
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What Would I Say to My Daughter?

In the fight or flight moments of life, my natural response is almost always flight. Well, not so much flight as crawl into bed and turn on Netflix. At times, when dilemmas in my life invoke fear, I have felt completely paralyzed. Flight. The paralysis encroached about a year ago when I was considering calling […]

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Holy Halloween | How a Secular Holiday Brings Meaning
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Holy Halloween

I love Halloween and I have for about as long as I can remember. I’m not an obsessed, pinterest-y kind of Halloween girl. Usually, I throw on a tutu or a Wonder Woman t-shirt; no elaborate costumes for me. We carve a couple of pumpkins, usually with triangle eyes and sloppy mouth, no elaborate decorations […]

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