Weekly Top 5, Vol. 35 – Thankful

In my last Top 5 post, I said I was going to slow these down, which I have, but I kind of miss them! It’s hard to believe we are now in mid-November, hibernation season as the sun sets early, staring down the Holidays and all the time we get to spend celebrating with friends and family.

As I prepare for this busy and joyful season, here are the things (besides my early bedtime) making me happy… Continue reading

How to Teach Mom to Behave

“GET.  IN.  THE.  CAR.  NOW!” I yelled in frustration and rage. My almost four year old son was backed into the corner of our garage. I was in standing in front of him punctuating each word by waving my arms in the air – breathless from screaming.

In the same moment, I saw the look of fear in my young son’s face. I stepped back. Continue reading

Bookworm – Contagious: Why Things Catch on

Attending a football game I met two characters. Entrepreneurs we will call them. They pitched their creative (to say the least) concept to me. Humored, I played along. Discussion ensued about the product (a type of clothing), target market (males age 18-35) and revenue projections (Y1 = $11m).

When they learned I was an attorney, I was hired as general counsel (note to current employer: I am not seeking a new job. This entire conversation was in jest.) As we continued discussing their idea (which can’t be disclosed here, but I assure you it would make a great SNL commercial and apparently improve the lives of many male college students), I shared that I had doubled in Political Science and Marketing.

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