For so long, I would make all of these crazy plans for long weekends – someone was having a party, someone was having a cookout, there was always someone to visit and someplace I felt compelled to go. Over the years, I have embraced long weekends as a chance to “live life” and do some… Continue reading Long Weekends: Relax
Just having returned from a much needed vacation, I had some time to reflect on recharging and unplugging from the demands of my career. This vacation was not a sit at the beach and chill vacation. Rather we took a family vacation (all 9 of us) to Disney World. We were up early, on the… Continue reading Recharging Your Batteries!
Early on in my career, I heard so much about work/life balance and messaging that said “you can have it all.” As a working mom of two young children with a spouse who also had a demanding career – those messages made me do some truly crazy things and drive a very hectic life. We… Continue reading Balancing the World: Juggling Is Not My Sport!
As I take time to reflect during Women’s History Month and I think about the people who have had the most influence on me – I don’t simply think of the women who have been a part of my life – I think of all the people in all facets of my life who have… Continue reading Influences in my Career
FOR MY DAUGHTER By Sarah McMane “Never grow a wishbone, daughter, where your backbone ought to be.” – Clementine Paddleford Never play the princess when you can be the queen: rule the kingdom, swing a scepter, wear a crown of gold. Don’t dance in glass slippers, crystal carving up your toes -- be a barefoot… Continue reading “For My Daughter”
I am the oldest of three girls born to hardworking and loving parents. I grew up with a father who appreciated the lessons gained by being on a sports team and the competitive spirit of athletics. I grew up with a mother who was passionate about academics, a woman who knew that the value of… Continue reading The Blessings of Belief