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Becoming a Working Mom

Welp, this is it! My last couple of months before I start trying to conceive. Things have been going really well for the last few years and my husband and I finally feel like we’re ready. The only things left are for me t...

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Do Something New in 2014

Yay! New Years Day is one of my favorite holidays. No, no, not just for the drinking. I love resolutions! Even if most people only stick to them for a little while, the idea of making yourself better and thinking about your fut...

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5 Career Boosts for Your Holiday Break

Woohoo! Vacation! Who doesn’t love vacation? Nobody. The bad news is that it always goes too fast, right? If you’re like me, you will get to the last day of the break, look back, and think, “What did I even DO...


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Advice to Your 18-Year-Old Self

I recently attended a holiday dinner for one of the non-profit organizations with which I am involved. It was a great time, and I sat at a table with many old friends. One young lady that I didn’t recognize ended up sitti...

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The Number 1 Rule for Working from Home

Tis the season for sickness! I caught something this week and have spent three days out of the office. Though it has been unpleasant, I haven’t been incapacitated, and I did a fair amount of work from home. Luckily I have...

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A Career Girl Guide to Being Neat

I have never thought of myself as a tidy person. As I sit here typing this, I am looking at a dining table covered in things that need to be put away (birthday gifts, Christmas decorations, and mail, mostly). I painted my bedro...


Partnership and team work

What Do You Look for in Office Culture?

As I recently mentioned, I transitioned out of my non-profit position and into a marketing firm. It’s really excited to be where I am now. When my former boss asked me what some of the reasons were for why I was leaving (...

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How to be the Best Office Mate

My office work experiences have varied widely. I’ve done collaborative spaces, single offices, and shared offices with just one other person. The people with whom I’ve shared my space have also been very different t...

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5 Career Lessons from 5 Years in Nonprofits

Well, I’m on my way out. As of today, I am no longer the Director of Marketing and Communications at Grand Rapids Opportunities for Women. I accepted a position with a marketing and design firm, Cull Group, and am enterin...


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Weight Management: One Career Girl’s Journey – Part II

Trigger Warning: I’m going to talk about weight loss. I realize that some women have had incredibly hard struggles with body image and eating disorders. If it’s not comfortable for you to think about weight or weigh...