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Choosing My Own Adventure (The Story of an Aspiring Decision Maker)

When I was in the third grade, I spent the better part of the year obsessed with those “Choose Your Own Adventure” books. Obviously, these books have mass appeal, because there are hundreds, if not thousands, of them out there, on just about any topic you can imagine. At first, the idea of being the author… Continue reading Choosing My Own Adventure (The Story of an Aspiring Decision Maker)

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How to Live Your Best Life (Lululemon Lunch Bag Wisdom Style)

If you work in a place that employs a large numbers of females, the refrigerator in your lunch room is likely exploding with Lululemon shopping bags that have been repurposed to live their second (slightly less glamorous) lives as lunch kits. This is a trend I have noticed at most of the schools I have worked at, and I… Continue reading How to Live Your Best Life (Lululemon Lunch Bag Wisdom Style)

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I Used To Call You On My Cell Phone (My List of Dos and Don’ts for Sitting on Hold)

Anyone who knows me even on the most basic level can tell you that one of my greatest nemesis on this earth is the telephone. Essentially the only people who I will forego my “no telephone” rule for are my grandparents and my mom. Generally speaking, I have a difficult time navigating my way through conversations when I can’t… Continue reading I Used To Call You On My Cell Phone (My List of Dos and Don’ts for Sitting on Hold)

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6 Things I’ve Learned Since Becoming a Working Mom (3 Days Ago)

Since I have mentioned it approximately 17 000 times, you are probably well aware of the fact that my maternity leave recently ended and I have returned back to work. The last weeks leading up to my re-entry into the workforce were a mixed bag of emotions; there were days that I counted myself crying on at… Continue reading 6 Things I’ve Learned Since Becoming a Working Mom (3 Days Ago)

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The Aspring Sleeper: My Failed Attempts at Getting a Full 8 Hours

Last night, I slept like a baby. Please let me be clear about what I mean by that. I am not referring to the sweet sleep of a newborn who can snooze through the sound of you interrogating your mom about diaper rashes on speakerphone while vacuuming and watching Law and Order (SVU, obviously). What… Continue reading The Aspring Sleeper: My Failed Attempts at Getting a Full 8 Hours

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How to Survive Returning to Work After Maternity Leave

In three days I come face to face with the day I have been dreading for over a year – my return to work from maternity leave. I have spent a lot of time trying to figure out how to make it through this event with minimal tears and maximum success. To attempt to better prepare myself,… Continue reading How to Survive Returning to Work After Maternity Leave

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There’s a scene in the movie Mean Girls that I’ve been thinking about a lot lately. If you haven’t seen it, just please do yourself a favor and go watch it right now. It’s on Netflix, so you really have no excuse not to. Anyway. Near the end of the movie, all of the girls in… Continue reading The Aspiring Blogger