The 5 Stages of Yard Sale Grief

5 Stages of Yard Sale Grief

“You know what could be fun and not at all awful? Let’s have a yard sale!” Apparently I haven’t seen enough memes and tweets about the royal pain in the rear that are yard sales to deter my enthusiasm for Read more…


The Summer I Made Fetch Happen: Mistakes, Choices, and Making the Most of It

How making fetch happen at summer camp made for a funny story, and helpful career advice. Career development advice from a career coach, mom, and former camp counselor. #careeradvice #careerdevelopment #professionaldevelopment #career

The summer I made fetch happen? Well it was July 2004 at the loveliest little summer camp there ever was. My job as a camp counselor involved making friendship bracelets and telling each one of my campers that they were Read more…


Sleep When I’m Dead

Losing sleep can take it's toll, but it can also lead to some laughs. So I guess I'll sleep when I'm dead.

My dear, sweet, angel 2 year old has developed an adorable new habit – getting out of her bed 1.5 million times a night. It’s so cute I could just burst! Or snark about it on Twitter. One or the Read more…


Cover Letter Writing Tips from a Career Coach (And a Preschooler)

Cover letter writing tips from a preschooler. Learn what pitfalls to avoid, and how to make your cover letter shine!

I’ve reviewed many cover letters in my day, both as a hiring manager and as a career coach. And nerd alert, I LOVE them.  I’m always actively rooting for the cover letter to just knock it out of the park Read more…


Tell Me Something Weird

Embrace your weird! Four questions to jumpstart conversation and learn about the weird in the people you love.

One of my feet is a full size bigger than the other one. I understand this may lead to three follow up questions: 1. What in the hell? 2. Is that for real? 3. How does she buy shoes? (Fair, Read more…


Made You Smile: A Reminder from Kids and Gymboree

Gymboree Made You Smile campaign

I’m excited to partner with Gymboree to put a smile on your face in support of the Gymboree Made You Smile campaign. This post contains affiliate links. See full disclosure for details. You know what kids are really awesome at? Read more…


Don’t Forget To Say Thank You: An Author’s Advice on Finding the Sweet Spot

Don't Forget To Say Thank You Lindsay Schlegel

Recently I had the great privilege of reading an advanced copy of Lindsay Schlegel’s new book – Don’t Forget To Say Thank You: And Other Parenting Lessons That Brought Me Closer to God. I’m currently anxiously awaiting the release date, August Read more…


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