Tag: professional

Mompreneur Asks: Do I Need an Office for My Solo Law Practice to Be Taken Seriously?

Happy New Year! I am not into resolutions, but I’m setting some personal and professional goals for myself in 2014. One of those goals is to further define who and what my law practice represents, including not only my online presence, but my physical office location. When I hung my shingle as a solo attorney

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What I Want for My Kids: Don’t Be Like Me

A growing body of research suggests that you can either have a happy life or an interesting life, but that you can’t have both.  In other words, the choices you make in life may lead to interesting and enriching experiences that you are glad to have, but these choices typically entail frustration and challenges (having

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Comments From the Parenting Peanut Gallery: Dealing With, and Learning From, Criticism

In my work, I often encounter situations that can be analogized to the world of parenting.  For example, I recently gave a seminar with a couple people I used to work for on the topic of special education laws.  The audience was primarily special education directors and other school personnel.  I really didn’t have time

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It’s the Most Important Job I’ll Ever Do. But I’m the Judge of That – Not You.

Things have been crazy busy with me.  Between scoping out potential office space for my practice, keeping up with client phone calls and emails, trying to remember to bill people for my time (I have this thing about taking people’s money!  It feels so weird!), and keeping house and home with two little ones, the

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True Confession: I almost quit my professional job to work entry-level retail … at an adult store.

Sometimes you get an idea so ridiculous, it just might work.  And then sometimes, you’re just being ridiculous.  You be the judge on this next one, but either way, I humbly submit that it makes for an interesting story. Several months ago, I found myself back at work after a second period of maternity leave,

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