How Does a Working Mom Stop Rushing Her Children in the Morning?

First, since this is in confessions …. I am a Type A mom who happens to have a demanding job and I struggle with rushing my children. So here are my tips on how I try to reduce the morning push / pull in my house. Sleep is Key. This means be realistic about bedtime. […]

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Improving the Suit: How to Dress Appropriately for the Heat

This time of year presents a huge dressing challenge.  You need a suit that works for both chilly conference rooms and for surviving an outdoor walk around your campus in the Southern summer heat. Fabric – I choose a lightweight fabric.  Linen can be your friend if you buy a linen blend, and I always […]

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How to Manage Physicians: Set Them Up for Success

I had a friend ask me the other day, when I was going to tackle managing physicians.  And she held up her fists and told me to “Go Get ‘Em”.  I am afraid she is going to be disappointed Though I have “managed” physicians that act like petulant children and even had the occasional Dictaphone […]

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How to Day Trip to the Beach with Little Ones

We have lived both 3 hours and 1.5 hours from the coast and we have day tripped with and without little ones.  And despite impressions, day tripping with little ones doesn’t have to be so stressful if you follow my tips. Go Early We leave so that we can be on the beach by between […]

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Ask Southern: Job Hunting and Relocating Questions

Dear Southern, I can feel it – I am spiraling into job seeker paranoia. My day job as an account director at a web design firm means I have to navigate sticky situations all the time, but when it comes to my personal job hunt – I freeze. The good news is that the town […]

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Management Monday: Celebrating Mom the Empathetic Leader

With Mother’s Day around the corner I thought I would tell you about the less recognized leader in my house growing up, my mom.  My dad is the embodiment of a Hands On Manager, but my mom is the Empathetic Leader.  She can read a room just by walking into it, and she is the […]

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