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[Mommy Mondays] Three Big Truths: Reflections on Gender, Work Ethic, and Boundaries

March 6, 2015
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As a woman, a mother, a working mother, a working mother in academia, and a working-mother-in-academia-with-a-background-in-small business-and-”night job”-as-a-state-legislative-advocacy-and-policy-strategist…I am drawn towards articles and information that center on what it means to be a woman and, in particular, a strong woman in the workforce.
I’ve read Sheryl Sanberg’s Lean In, Amy Poehler’s Yes Please, Tina Fey’s Bossypants, [...]

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[VIDEO] Happy Holidays!

December 22, 2014

From my family to yours, have a joyful holiday and a very happy New Year!


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On Reflective Practice

November 20, 2014
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I’ve been thinking a lot lately about reflective practice. Perhaps you think this is due to next week’s Thanksgiving holiday, a time intended for us to gather with family and friends and reflect back on all we are thankful for. It could be…but in this case my thinking on reflective practice is more due to [...]

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[PsychToday] 10 Eclectic Halloween Songs

October 29, 2014
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The holiday season is about to unofficially commence as millions of children dress up as their favorite princess, super-hero, cartoon character, or animal. Once appropriately attired, they will travel door-to-door—or in my case in urban Miami, store-to-store at the outdoor mall—collecting mouthfuls of candy to stuff into plastic orange pumpkins.
Halloween has all the markers of [...]

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Mommy Mondays: The No-Guilt iPhone-Wielding Parent

July 13, 2014
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My phone is a pretty constant presence in my hand. I use it to check email, take pictures, share pics to Instagram, post updates on Twitter and Facebook, reference my grocery list, listen to audiobooks, text, make phone calls, look up passwords, check the weather, play Words with Friends…it basically has a function in almost [...]

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Feeling Stagnant

July 9, 2014
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I’ve been struggling to come up with topic ideas for this blog. It’s not a new struggle—this kind of stagnation has happened periodically in my 5+ years of blogging. You may even call it writer’s block.
My initial reaction to this feeling is always one of alarm. After all, I take a developmental approach and believe [...]

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Are Headphones Harming Us?

May 30, 2014
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I readily admit that I am guilty of aural self-isolation.
Just the other night, while making dinner, I missed an entire meaningful conversation between my husband and children. I was completely oblivious, not because I was engrossed in the cooking, but because I was engrossed in a book being transmitted through two small, white earbuds . [...]

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The Next Chapter: A Life of Academia

May 1, 2014
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The final transition of the graduate school experience may not be the passing of a thesis or dissertation defense, but rather figuring out what happens next. My conversations with fellow graduate students at this stage in their degree often centers around job possibilities, job interviews, and professional scuttlebutt about who is moving into what position.
This [...]

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[PsychToday] America the Not-So-Beautiful?

February 4, 2014
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Another year, another Super Bowl, another music-related controversy…
The 2014 Coca Cola commercial that aired during last night’s Super Bowl stood out to me for its beauty and simplicity. The images, the angelic tones of the voices—it was one of the few commercials that caused me to pause, listen, and enjoy. A contemplative moment.
Apparently others had [...]

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