Join Strolling Thunder 2018!

If you follow me on Instagram, I gave a teaser last week that I’d have more info on Strolling Thunder 2018, aaaaand…

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Is Your Job a Banana Stand or a Stepping Stone?

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If Arrested Development taught me anything, it’s that there is always money in the banana stand.

Everyone hated working at the banana stand. Unfortunately for Michael, he burned it down in protest rather than recognize it as an opportunity to better days.  So do you view your jobs as banana stands or stepping stones? Continue reading

Books for my 2018 New Year’s Goals

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New Years is always exciting. Not because I party on NYE (not even the slightest interest in staying up until midnight), but because it’s a fresh new start. I don’t know why it feels that way, it really is just another day, but it feels full of hope and excitement for a new year and new plans.

early bedtime for new years

Every year. Via Quickmeme

As I was thinking of goals for the upcoming year, I came to the conclusion that my theme centered around the concept of “refocus.” This year has felt crazier than most, with a trip to D.C., a new baby, leaving my job, leaving Washington, starting a new job, having a really hard semester of classes, my toddler breaking her foot, my husband finishing school–it’s tiring to remember everything we’ve done! I feel like a lot of my relationships have slacked, including with myself. So this year I want to refocus. On me, my marriage, my motherhood, my faith, my goals. Continue reading

4 Simple Ways to Encourage Other Women

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Casual Friday is a blessed day. Unless you show up for work one day and realize that you’re the only one wearing jeans because you forgot it was the college Christmas party. The very nice party.

If you ever think you´re under-dressed for some occasion, just remember, this is what Justin Bieber wore to meet the Prime Minister

Pretty much me. Via Imgur

So I did what any normal person would do and ran to the campus bookstore and tried on 20 skirts/dresses to find something that didn’t make me feel like a totally out-of-place loser. God bless the students who work in women’s clothing and ran around finding me outfits to try on while I explained that I don’t even know what size I am right now because I have 25 pounds of baby weight on me still. They were champs. And I’m pretty sure I scared them off from having children in the near future. (You’re welcome, mom and dad) Continue reading

Friday Favorites–Feminist Style

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If you don’t love Tina Belcher, are you even feminist?

I’ve been finding a lot of great feminist clothing items lately and thought today’s Friday Favorites should feature some of them. It also happens to be Black Friday, so if you need a great gift for your favorite feminist or itty bitty feminist, check these out.

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I brought my baby to work for 3 weeks!

Remember that one time I took my baby to work with me for three weeks? Yes, you read that right, she was my little assistant for a while! Taking her with me was a wonderful opportunity. It had it’s challenges, but I can’t help but feel like I belong to a small group of crazy lucky parents. I’ve never been in a workplace with a baby around and it was fun to see how much she brightened everyone’s day. There were lots of baby smiles, a few cries, and some new experiences–like nursing in front of my superiors. Here’s a little insight to what those three weeks were like for me.

That time I took my baby to work with me

Documenting Day 1 of baby at work.

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