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A Thanksgiving Carol

It's hard to believe Thanksgiving is just a week away. But, then again, I'm not hosting this year. You'd think that would give me plenty of time to come up with a brand new Thanksgiving ditty for you, right? Wrong. …See More
Nov 27, 2013
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A Dear Blog Letter

Dear Plate Spinning 101 -I'm sorry it's taken me so long to write.I haven't come to make excuses. You deserve more than that.But, please, give me a chance to explain. Remember that new, full-time day job I told you about? The one downtown? That keeps me away from home for upwards of 12 hours a day?Well, I got wrapped up in it big time - meeting new people, starting new projects, learning new software (nothing as awesome as you, I swear), meeting tight deadlines...The next thing I know, I let a…See More
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A New View

Eight weeks since my last post? Wow. That's pretty shabby. Probably blows all sorts of blog etiquette right out of the water, huh?My apologies. But, truth be told, I've been a really busy girl. More so than usual.The thing is, once the tax season ended, it was my turn to play breadwinner and I shifted my job search into high…See More
Jul 5, 2013
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A New View

Eight weeks since my last post? Wow. That's pretty shabby. Probably blows all sorts of blog etiquette right out of the water, huh?My apologies. But, truth be told, I've been a really busy girl. More so than usual.The thing is, once the tax season ended, it was my turn to play breadwinner and I shifted my job search into high…See More
Jun 2, 2013
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So Much To Do, So Much Time

Since getting laid off from my full-time day job on the last day of 2012, I find I am just as busy as I was before, but things are definitely different.First and foremost, my stress level has dropped significantly. I know this goes without saying. Working forty-plus hours a week while taking care of a large family and elderly parents, volunteering and trying to launch my freelance writing career while stalking literary agents would make anyone's blood pressure rise, right?Funny thing is, I miss…See More
Apr 12, 2013
Barb Valentin posted a blog post

So Much To Do, So Much Time

Since getting laid off from my full-time day job on the last day of 2012, I find I am just as busy as I was before, but things are definitely different.First and foremost, my stress level has dropped significantly. I know this goes without saying. Working forty-plus hours a week while taking care of a large family and elderly parents, volunteering and trying to launch my freelance writing career while stalking literary agents would make anyone's blood pressure rise, right?Funny thing is, I miss…See More
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Mar 12, 2013
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The Great Snow Day Debate

Impending deadlines aside, wth a "winter storm warning" in effect from the wee hours of tomorrow morning until midnight tomorrow night, my first instinct was to rush to the store...Read onSee More
Mar 11, 2013
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The Great Snow Day Debate

Impending deadlines aside, wth a "winter storm warning" in effect from the wee hours of tomorrow morning until midnight tomorrow night, my first instinct was to rush to the store...Read onSee More
Mar 5, 2013
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What Price Romance?

Drooling as I do over jewelry ads this time of year, I can never seem to find anything that would serve as ample evidence of my husband's affection for me. Lucky for him, bummer for me. Read on...See More
Feb 16, 2013
Barb Valentin posted a blog post

What Price Romance?

Drooling as I do over jewelry ads this time of year, I can never seem to find anything that would serve as ample evidence of my husband's affection for me. Lucky for him, bummer for me. Read on...See More
Feb 12, 2013
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What Your Holiday Card Photo Says About You

A picture may be worth a thousand words, but the one you include in your holiday greetings need only be worth two, maybe three, tops. Read on...See More
Dec 16, 2012
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What Your Holiday Card Photo Says About You

A picture may be worth a thousand words, but the one you include in your holiday greetings need only be worth two, maybe three, tops. Read on...See More
Dec 13, 2012
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A Plate Spinner's Disaster Preparedness Plan

These days, a quick glance at the headlines can be enough to convince anybody that the end must surely be near, what with all of the earthquakes, mega storms, drought, global financial meltdowns, genocide, and perhaps most alarming - read on...See More
Dec 12, 2012

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Plate Spinning 101
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Working Mom
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I blog about parenting while tending to your career and working while tending to your parenting - and all of the gray areas in between.
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I have been blogging since:
2009
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It's a creative outlet for me.

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A Thanksgiving Carol

Posted on November 27, 2013 at 4:14pm 0 Comments

It's hard to believe Thanksgiving is just a week away. But, then again, I'm not hosting this year. You'd think that would give me plenty of time to come up with a brand new Thanksgiving ditty for you, right? Wrong. …

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A Dear Blog Letter

Posted on September 18, 2013 at 10:03am 0 Comments

Dear Plate Spinning 101 -



I'm sorry it's taken me so long to write.



I haven't come to make excuses. You deserve more than that.



But, please, give me a chance to explain. 



Remember that new, full-time day job I told you about? The one downtown? That keeps me away from home for upwards of 12 hours a day?



Well, I got wrapped up in it big time - meeting new people, starting new…

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A New View

Posted on June 2, 2013 at 4:42pm 0 Comments

Eight weeks since my last post? Wow. That's pretty shabby. Probably blows all sorts of blog etiquette right out of the water, huh?

My apologies. But, truth be told, I've been a really busy girl. More so than usual.
The thing is, once the tax season ended, it was my turn to…
Continue

So Much To Do, So Much Time

Posted on April 8, 2013 at 2:55pm 0 Comments

Since getting laid off from my full-time day job on the last day of 2012, I find I am just as busy as I was before, but things are definitely different.



First and foremost, my stress level has dropped significantly. I know this goes without saying. Working forty-plus hours a week while taking care of a large family and elderly parents, volunteering and trying to launch my freelance writing career while stalking literary agents would make anyone's blood pressure…

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