The trope of middle class parents forcing their kids to appreciate music by taking piano lessons is a cliché that is easily over a century old. While we parents have often sat through piano recitals that were probably as cringeworthy for us as for our kids, a good part of the…Continue
Added by Rachael Murphey on October 30, 2017 at 12:13pm — No Comments
There are many things on my ever-growing To Do List that I hope to chisel away at today, including month-end bookkeeping (yuck) and working my business plan 2017 (yay!). There are so many things that I have had lightbulb moments on in the last 4+ months when it comes to my writing, my path and my…Continue
Added by Rebecca Flansburg on October 29, 2017 at 9:00am — No Comments
My son is sitting at the dinner table with a somewhat vacant stare and not answering my questions about his school day. I am not sure what he is thinking about.…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on September 8, 2017 at 7:20am — No Comments
My son recently went to a birthday party at Chuck E. Cheese. When I was a child, Chuck E. Cheese was a wonderland of fun games and chaos. Now that I am an adult, I think of it as a casino for children.…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on August 5, 2016 at 6:22am — No Comments
My son is six now, but I vividly remember the oh-so-brief period when he was a baby. He would sit on the floor with toys scattered all around him and either his Daddy or I would be on the floor nearby, watching him play and sometimes joining in to help him with his blocks or trucks. I never wondered if we were playing with our son in the "right" way or even if there was a "right" way to play with him.…
Added by Lauren Markman on May 3, 2016 at 6:29am — No Comments
This is a fun one for me. I’m a clutter bug at heart and it drives me crazy. If my head and home are cluttered, I can't think straight and my focus is way off, but I’ve improved my odds against it over the course of the past year by becoming more organized and also by redirecting my focus towards things that I love to do.
I admire friends that get rid of things easily. I tend to focus more on the sentiment of an item and look for reasons to keep it. It’s a constant battle that I’m…Continue
Added by Katherine Baron on April 11, 2016 at 9:48pm — No Comments
At work, it is the constant ping from the office communication program, the new email message appearing in the right-hand corner of the screen and the random pop-ins into my cube as I try to write an email or work on a project.
At home, it is the faraway comments from family members in another room, the…
Added by Lauren Markman on August 11, 2015 at 6:38am — No Comments
Added by Mayra Calvani on January 19, 2015 at 9:04am — No Comments
There is a really good reason why feedback is so critical in the product development process.
Hmm, interesting. Tell me more.
If you go down a path without prospective customer feedback, you run the risk that you will never be able to gain traction in the marketplace. You WILL feel strongly about your product. This is pretty much a guarantee. It's hard not to take criticism personally when you've poured your heart and soul into your idea but develop a thick skin…Continue
Added by Kristen Luciani on October 27, 2014 at 11:04pm — No Comments
There are several people in my office who stand while they work. I admire them. Because although I know I need to stand up more in my day, I'm not yet at the point where I am ready to raise my desk. (I'd have to stop wearing heels to the office, for one thing.)…
Added by Lauren Markman on October 21, 2014 at 6:25am — No Comments
There's an app now to help you talk to people...you know, on your phone.
But, I'm not being fair, so let's start again.
I use my phone to call people, text funny pictures of my…
Added by Lauren Markman on October 6, 2014 at 5:31am — No Comments
I am awake and getting ready for my day.
Only, I am not just getting ready for my day. I am thinking about a project at work, and if my son has any homework he needs to bring in, and if we are out of milk, and what today's blog post will be about, and the fact I can't seem to catch up on my podcast, and did I…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on March 18, 2014 at 6:30am — No Comments
A decision can change you life at a moment's notice. I saw this poster the other day.
Added by Gen Horrall on September 29, 2012 at 10:30pm — No Comments
Last week I learned a valuable lesson about communication. It was during an emergency oral surgery that experienced this epiphany. There is nothing like being laid far back in a dental chair filled with laughing gas and feeling not quite yourself.
I had things I had wished I could share with my kids, learned about about how important it is to understanding communication and not just language itself. And I learned some things about my own self talk.
Added by Gen Horrall on September 25, 2012 at 7:09pm — No Comments
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