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Resume Templates: Just…Don’t

Let's talk about one of my favorite things: resume templates. If you know me at all, I hate them.  They're the bane of my existence and I think they should all be shot right in their templatey faces. So, why the passion?  Why the rage?  Why the threats? They're absolutely hellacious to edit, customize and … Continue reading Resume Templates: Just…Don’t

Help! My Baby is Being a Jerk

If you're reading this now, you either have a jerk baby or you're wondering what the hell kind of mother I am to refer to my child as a jerk.  Obviously a terrible one. Well, you've come to the right place. Yesterday, my 25-weeker (or half(ish) year-older, if you're one of those people annoyed with … Continue reading Help! My Baby is Being a Jerk

Life Lessons from Scheduling Production

I never aspired to be a production scheduler at any point in my life.  It makes sense to me that I'm not bad at it and that I enjoyed the anxiety-inducing, multitasking nightmare that it is.  But from every direction that my life took that I never thought it would, there's something to take away. … Continue reading Life Lessons from Scheduling Production

I’ve Been Shit On: Becoming a Mother

Loving someone you've never met at first sight is hard. The guilt from that is harder.

Turning Thirty: Part Two

Five days after my 30th birthday, I quit my job.  Convinced I'm crazy? The "plan" has always been to eventually work from home for myself.  I've somehow acquired enough business to keep me more than busy while I'm still putting in 40 hours every week at the machining shop at which I schedule production.  Me … Continue reading Turning Thirty: Part Two

Turning Thirty: Part One

The morning of my thirtieth birthday, I was hanging over the toilet, alternating upchucking my first sushi dinner I'd had in ages and a fairly expensive Riesling with hand-expressing breast milk from myself, knowing there was absolutely zero chance I could feed my daughter in the next few hours without guilt...or dropping her.  I could … Continue reading Turning Thirty: Part One

Five (Easy) Steps to a Not-Shitty Resume

Looking for a quick fix for your resume? Check out these fast five tips to help you snag your dream job!

Dress Blues in our Daughter’s Closet

To our beloved Corps: I write this not only on your 241st birthday but also on the eve of Veteran's Day which also happens to be our 3rd wedding anniversary.  Many things have changed in my Marine's life since he separated from the USMC and yet the behaviors and sense of self he exhibits is … Continue reading Dress Blues in our Daughter’s Closet

Deciduous Things

The oddity that is enchantment in the purplingand falling of deciduous things: a deafening dying but below, scarved people exclaim, fooling themselves into thinking they've found a newness. But this dying of deciduous things, this purpling of papers on stem ends isn't unlike the purpling of a man's lips waging into the night against breath-stealing … Continue reading Deciduous Things