Statement on faith: Called into antiracist work

A quiet, small voice has been nagging for clarity in the close reaches of my subconscious for so many years. To make sense of our own purpose, or to open ourselves up to understanding purpose, is a journey of self-identification. It is a critical prerequisite of...

Emotional Bandwidth when Work and Parenting Collide

Emotional Bandwidth Capacity and Limits A post on LinkedIn caught my eye. The original poster stated he was at his emotional limit due to all the events in 2020. He stated he could not give his spare time to others requesting attention for their social or emotional...

Create a No-tears Morning Routine to get out the Door

Stacy and I just recorded a podcast about morning routines and what helps all the little ones get ready for school or daycare. While I wouldn’t call myself an expert, my nine years of experience should qualify me for the title of “Senior Morning Transition Manager” or...

Hurricane Watch and Indoor Activities

Our 3 Bossy Bees team is based in Durham, North Carolina. While the severe impacts of Hurricane Florence have not turned in our direction, the local area prepared and braced for impact. We watch the news and weather updates intently and are thinking of all the...

Fail Gracefully

I have been fortunate to learn the art of how to fail gracefully through years of playing competitive sports. Failing gracefully is a valuable skill to carry into your adult life. It’s a work in progress, but as a result, I am a better mother, friend, partner, and...

Childcare, 2 Working Parents, and Reality

Childcare, Two Working Parents, and Reality For 2 working parents, childcare is a blessing and sometimes a nightmare to figure out. My spouse and I are in our ninth year of juggling care and we’ve tried many different options. Financially figuring out the right care...

Responsibility is your friend

It’s a slow walk through the building towards the employee parking lot. It is reminiscent of an insane asylum as we make it to the long empty-walled white hallway. The ugly checkered carpet doesn’t provide any softness to the ambiance of the hall. I glance at my...

Summer, Kids, and the 9-to-5

We welcome summer vacation to our home with mixed emotions. There is a lot of joy that comes with easier mornings. No lunches to pack or kids to get dressed, but there is upheaval with childcare. By the time June rolls around, we (my three kids and my husband) have...

Women in Business Series: Victoria Hefty

Victoria Hefty brings the essence of perseverance to everything she does. She is the student you want in your class and the leader you want on your team, both in the office and on the field. Victoria is a pioneer in redefining the traditional measures of success....

Woman Owned Business Series: Strouds Creek Farm

Woman Owned Business Series I enjoy my trips out to Strouds Creek Farm. Tucked away off the busy street of St. Mary's Road in Hillsborough is Friendship Lane. Driving under the canopy of trees Friendship Lane turns into a gravel road. You can hear the crunch of stone...
Financial Independence – You are here

Financial Independence – You are here

Part 1: You are here, it's time to deal with it The weight was too much. What was once a nagging whisper in the back of my mind, was a suffocating plastic bag around my head now. I couldn’t breathe… it was coming… the panic attack. This wave was eye-opening as it left...

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When change comes your way

When change comes your way

You can start things with the greatest of intent, but the forces moving around you also have their own mission. I began my current job with the hope of learning something new and working for a group that held greater possibilities. Quickly, I realized my career had...

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