January 19, 2016She's Sick
Numerous women drag themselves to work no matter how
sick they may feel. The struggle is real and we always get ill at the most inconvenient time, usually on a Sunday night when it's impossible to gauge if you'll feel good enough after one night of rest to make it in on Monday morning. I'm cooking a sinus infection that has my head swimming in a sea of sludge right now. How I'll feel tomorrow is a mystery however my Brenda Vaccaro voice tells me I might not be sounding so great. The challenge is real too; trying to get a doctor's appointment, texting in sick to work and most importantly rearranging the children and all the plans that revolve around a day has many moms opting to punch the time clock while they are germy and contagious. The alternative; juggling a way to keep everyone else on schedule, is almost easier to work through that changing it all. Some moms save sick days to use when their child is sick. Due to office politics, some refuse to call in sick and others simply can't afford to fall behind on their work. I'd like to encourage all involved, be it a manager who can ease the mind of a working mom, a husband, grandma, co-worker, a neighbor or friend to pave the way for a sick day when it's really needed. Perhaps this Erma Bombeck quote will inspire you.
January 5, 2016Happy She Year
After weeks of preparation for a few days of celebration, she is finally grounded and surrounded with another list of things to do: pack away decorations, make a few final reTurns, recycle the Christmas tree, (if she had a real tree) and purchase up any year end ...
December 1, 2015Count Down
For the next 30 days I have either a birthday celebration or a major holiday to celebrate every single week. December just happens to be the month most of my family was born. My daughter's sweet eighteen happens exactly two week prior to Christmas, no pressure, really. If ...
November 24, 2015Thanksgiving Week
It's time for Thanksgiving. She's finishing up at work, packing, traveling, shopping for groceries, setting tables, volunteering at a Food Bank, picking up relatives from the airport, picking up pies and turkeys, cooking, cleaning up, looking forward to and stressing ...
November 17, 2015Red
Why even bother making the comment that the holidays start earlier and earlier every year? Instead let's come up with a brilliant way to get people talking about our stations, like the Starbucks red cup. Really, they couldn't have planned a better marketing scheme, more ...
October 20, 2015Chapped
Chapped lips, dry hands, sinus issues- it's all happening thanks to the changing weather. Take a look at the end-caps the next time you're at a drugs store: lotions, lip balm and Breathe Rite strips are on sale, and let's not forget the tissues. 'Tis the season for ...
October 13, 2015The Dress
Homecoming is this weekend and my daughter Hannah could care less if she had a dress or not. She's a junior and a part of the student council, but feels these festivities are 'over-rated'. She's the complete opposite of her sister who enjoyed dressing up for this and ...
October 6, 2015Larry
The conversations that start up with the person sitting very close next to you on a flight usually start on safe ground; except, during my last trip I got way to much TMI mid-air from a stressed out dad. After I situated myself in my stiff airplane seat the man next ...
September 29, 2015Over Done
Over-mothering is a common occurrence with many (not all) women. There's also under-mothering but that's a whole other column. Love has a way of making us want to hold on and nurture our babies. Many of our fears and applications come from the way we were parented. ...
August 25, 2015Time For A Drive-Thru
Looking inside a woman's wallet gives you a glimpse of where she's been, places she frequents, and how much cash she carries around. A monthly cleanout shows everything from register receipts, to phone numbers scribbled on scratch paper, to outdated coupons. Most of ...