“Typical days begin with coffee and end with wine”

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  • February 24, 2016
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    Q&A with Erin Gregory I knew all about Erin Gregory before I even met her. The company I was working for at the time partnered with her then-boyfriend’s {now-husband’s} PR firm. He was clearly smitten with this smart woman with a southern accent and clever sense of humor. When I finally met Erin I could […]

    Balance doesn’t mean perfect

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  • February 23, 2016
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    Yesterday I realized that all month I’ve unintentionally been blogging around the same theme: not being so hard on myself. Maybe it’s because my house has been decorated with store-bought Valentines that remind me February is about love. Or maybe it’s because my children have been sick for what seems like months and so I […]

    Working Mom Wednesday: I wanted to be a mom, but I also wanted a career

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  • February 17, 2016
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    I can’t tell you how many times a week I have an “it’s such a small world” moment, especially living in Kansas City. Well, that’s exactly what happened the first time I met working mom, Mary Moore. First, we realized we had a mutual friend. Then, we put together that we’d actually met before – […]

    Working Mom Wednesday: do what is right for you

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  • February 10, 2016
  • Today is my mom’s birthday, so I could think of no better woman to feature in this week’s interview than Pam Gyllenborg! Like many women, my mom’s career path hasn’t always been straight and easy. She’s been a Spanish teacher, a travel agent, a stay at home mom. She’s dedicated her life to philanthropy regardless […]

    Don’t treat me like the default parent

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  • February 2, 2016
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    Ever since my husband and I welcomed our daughter into the world, I’ve been talking about my role as the “default parent.” I actually coined the phrase at home before realizing it was an actual thing. Early on I’d have to plan ahead for an evening out {I was still nursing/pumping} and we’d joke that […]