April Moments

Maybe, just maybe, telling the story is just as important as the story itself

Work-outside-the-home mom

Elevator thoughts

At my workplace, there are lots of elevators, and almost everyone uses them. Stairs are fine if I’m traveling one or two floors, but, despite all my recent, amateur fitness achievements, I’m generally not up for walking seven flights of stairs. It’s not that the elevator itself is bad. But being in the elevator with […]


Embracing April Moments

When my friend and OV Parent Magazine Editor Betsy Bethel first asked me to write a “working mom” blog on her site back in the fall of 2008, I had almost no idea what I was doing. The only mommy blog I’d ever read was Betsy’s, and I knew that the word blog originally came […]


Daniel and dark chocolate

Before I left work yesterday, Mike and I planned to meet at the park so the kids could play. During the half-mile walk from my office to my car, I realized something. There was a piece of dark chocolate in my lunch bag. Oh, dark chocolate. I’ve always enjoyed a nice piece of dark chocolate. […]

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Differences, details and gifts

An enlightening thing happened yesterday at work. During a departmental staff meeting, a bunch of us creative, marketing types were reviewing a booklet. While discussing abstract concepts like branding and identity, we threw out flowery words such as teamwork and connection and progression. One of my co-workers remarked on a particular section because it flaunted […]

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