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Posts tagged “holidays

Moms, what is your work-style? revisited

Summer is here!  I hope that you all had a wonderful Memorial Day Weekend.  Our weekend flew by — between swimming, eating ice cream, a family wedding, and pool party/cookout in West Virginia, I barely had time to breathe.  It was fun while it lasted, but I woke up this morning on Tuesday with a giant sense of urgency. You see – my boys only have FIVE more days of school and that means that I have a lot to do in FIVE days!

Summer is amazing, especially if you live somewhere in the east coast. 

The sun shines, the air is warm, and we do not have to BUNDLE in huge winter coats.  Summer also creates chaos because school is out and if you have school-age kids, schedules drastically change.  As moms (and dads) we scramble to figure out what out kids will do during the summer months, so we can eek out a little work.

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here comes 2011: from “protoype guy” to “vegas guy” and everyone in between

All over twitter and fb, there are wishes, hopes, dreams and expectations for 2011.  Truthfully, I am just hoping to survive winter break…just kidding!  I am hopeful that my “braduct” (thanks JB for coining that term) will evolve from an idea into a prototype, and then, of course, a useful braduct that all women NEED to buy.   I have a rough outline of how I am going to get there, but I still have many unanswered questions.

The most difficult piece for me is that those questions will more than likely be left unanswered until 2011.  I have spoken about it before, patience is something that I am learning.  With that, I am also learning to prioritize differently and, occasionally, lower my expectations for myself.

This week has been lonely without “prototype guy”.  “Prototype guy” is visiting family for the holidays, and I cannot begrudge him that.  BUT, I miss him!  We were on such a fabulous creative roll before he left.  Who would have thought that we could have such a great time playing with bras in a purely platonic, utilitarian way?  My 2011 expectation is that we can pick up where we left and continue on that roll.

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to tweet or not to tweet over our egg nog?

Yesterday was one of those days that I accomplished ABSOLUTELY NOTHING.  Do you ever have a day like that?  It seemed as though the more that I tried to get on track, the less I was on target.  The mood started to creep into today, so I took a few steps back, went spinning (thanks Laurie), and now I am possibly back on track.  BUT, wait today is the boys last day of school before winter break, and I am just back on track?  Which brings to mind, winter break and how does a mom reconcile veering off the road for 1-2 weeks or more?  This is new territory for me, so I will not even pretend to be an expert.  All that I know is that even as an at home mom, winter break and other school vacations are completely disruptive to all schedules.

This morning, I tweeted to @AnnEvanston (social media expert) questioning what her thoughts may be on social media & what happens over the holidays?  I am anxious to hear Ann’s thoughts.  For bloggers, business owners, entrepreneurs & mompreneurs, and everyone in between, maintaining a brand through social media is becoming more and more important.  How do we fit all of it in and be “present” for our kids, extended families, partners/husbands/wives?

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