“Be present as these moments go by fast”

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  • May 18, 2016
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    Q&A with Violette de Ayala Today’s a big day! Femfessionals Kansas City is celebrating it’s one year anniversary. While I couldn’t be more excited to recognize the amazing women {like her and her and her} who make our community great, it will also be bittersweet as I pass on the presidency in preparation for my upcoming move. My year […]

    Turning Thirty

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  • May 11, 2016
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    I spent the first summer after my freshman year at the University of San Diego in my college town instead of heading home for the break. My best friend from high school was supposed to come too, but got mono and had to head home earlier than expected. I spent several weeks alone before my college […]

    “Helping everyone get smart on leave is our passion”

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  • May 4, 2016
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    Q&A with the founders of List Your Leave If you’ve been anywhere near a computer or smart phone this last week, you’ve like already read about the woman coining the phrase “meternity”  leave. {I know, eye roll.} One thing all working moms can agree on is that maternity leave is hardly “me time.” Us mamas are […]

    8 tips for working from home with kids

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  • April 28, 2016
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    Today is Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day. For one very special day, professional men and women are encouraged to parade their sweet darlings around the work place to expose them to interesting experiences, help them discover new careers and provide them an opportunity to share how they envision their futures. While far […]

    Our BIG news

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  • April 19, 2016
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    Are you ready? Do you think you can handle it? If your guess was that I’m pregnant with triplets, please lower your expectations. Nope, our family isn’t expanding right now; we’re relocating! The Goldens are moving to Houston, Texas. This unexpected news follows a great job offer to my husband, and my ability to do what I […]