April 2010

First Things First

The legislative, organizational and personal responsibilities that make up the tripod of work life come together in this blog.  I muse and opine on all three elements. I care about how companies can be profitable.  I care about how families can function more effectively.  I particularly care about finding more creative ways to enable parents […]

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It’s Always About What You Do With It

Are you hearing all the stories pouring in of Ash Cloud dilemmas?  Precious inventory sitting in airplane hangars, key team members stranded all over Europe and the USA.  The vast, almost incalculable cost.  School children far from loved ones.  Horrific crowds and monumental price gouging for alternative transport.  Those with the Atlantic Ocean between there […]

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Let’s Negotiate

Does the word “negotiation” give you thrills or chills?  What it means, how it is done and most importantly for me, how I do it, is on my mind.  I’m participating in a negotiating course from the savvy Victoria Pynchon through Lisa Gate’s Craving Balance Learning Community.  Yesterday, over at Career Connection, guest Meghan Biro […]

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In This Together

Ten years ago on the cliffs of Sydney Harbour on a glorious afternoon, my beloved and I exchanged rings, with eternity stretched out in front of us and the world’s most beautiful city behind.  He is my greatest advocate, cheerleader and fan.  And sometimes my biggest obstacle, only because he wants more of my time […]

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Work Life Stories: Preparing the Minds of the Children (Part 2)

“We sacked the city of Rome, what did you do today?” First day of school, Sept 2009  Emily Orton’s thoughts on teaching, mothering and the world we are preparing our children for continue.  For part one, go here. “Mothers work wonders once they are convinced that wonders are demanded of them.” Charlotte Mason 18th century […]

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Work Life Stories: Preparing the Minds of the Children (Part 1)

There are many groups representative of the larger make-up of our economy whose voices have not yet been heard here at WORK. LIFE. BALANCE.  I’ve felt the absence of one group in particular in our story-telling: full time mothers.  Why in a blog that is all about the interplay between work and life is that […]

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