Ask SSS: Fried and Frustrated

Dear Style – I read a piece on LinkedIn recently that said women our age were sold a bill of goods. That “doing what you love” as an occupation is a millennial concept that is foreign to our parents, and delusional to our generation of workers, especially women trying to juggle life and family. We […]

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Improving the Suit: Transitioning to Winter

Today we are going to talk about transitioning your fall work wardrobe into winter.  One of the challenges I find is that even as the temperature drops outside, my office temperature seems to actually feel warmer. Pair your fall/spring blouses with Warmer Pieces – I like to mix a lightweight blouse with my heavier wool […]

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Dear SSS: Confused About a Pro-Working Mom Article

Dear SSS, I read this article and something about it didn’t sit well with me despite the “don’t give up on your dreams” point.  Can I get your take? http://www.fastcompany.com/3050962/second-shift/no-you-dont-have-to-give-up-your-professional-dreams-when-you-have-kids?cid=ps002secondshift&utm_source=ps+facebook&utm_medium=paidcm&utm_campaign=ps002secondshift Confused   Dear Confused, I think the article promised more than it delivered.  Although, I am so glad that Susan Tynan ignored those that told […]

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The Working Mom’s Guide to Childless Coworkers During the Holidays

It is that time of year, when working moms are panicking about how to prepare a Thanksgiving feast, ensure your home is a tribute to all that is holiday, manage a multitude of school programs, shop for the perfect presents, get your Christmas cards out, and somewhere amidst all of this we are supposed to […]

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The Working Mom’s Guide to the Holiday Dash

Hello November …. Or as I like to call it the Mad Dash between Halloween and Christmas.  So here we go – My tips for surviving the Holiday Dash. Dinner: This time of year is all about soups, stews and chilis.  I make a lot and it gets me 3 dinners out of the week.  […]

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Creating a Culture of Service Through Southern Manners Part 1

“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” – Maya Angelou There is a lot of debate over Southern manners and the “realness” of them.  However, for this site and my personal definition … Southern manners are the […]

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The Working Mom’s Guide to Halloween

It’s October … I know … I feel like it was just summer.  And with kids, it is all about Halloween.  So here are some of the ways I manage Halloween.  Check out my Pinterest page for even more ideas, and for pictures of the items mentioned. The Clothes: I bought my daughters from the […]

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The Working Mom’s Guide to Exercise – Yes You Do Have Time

Trust me, I know it is hard to make the time and you are going to have to change some things, but working out is something you deserve.  It will give you more energy, improve your mood, and you will get better quality sleep because you are working out. Step 1: Make Time in Your […]

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Ask Southern: Waiting for a Potential Employer

SSS: Came so close – a great job, a great company and at the 1 yard line of the hiring slog, they move the goal posts. There is apparently another candidate that is great and they say they can’t decide between me and that other candidate. Another presentation/exercise is put in place.  Long story short, […]

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Improving the Suit: Transitioning to Fall

First, I love fall.  If you check out my Pinterest page, you will find that my weekend style has a lot of fall elements.  Today we are going to talk about transitioning your summer work wardrobe into fall. Put a Blazer on It (Yes, I was jamming to Put on a Ring on It earlier) […]

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