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Independence is Over-Rated

Posted by savannahkase on July 8, 2015 in Advice, Parenting, Personal, Uncategorized, Woman Power, Work/Life Balance, Working Mom |

I’ve been thinking a lot about independence lately. As a synonym for “self-determination,” independence seems like a worthy aspiration for any individual or entity. Every child struggles to demonstrate self-sufficiency; even my toddler vehemently declares “I do it” when there is no chance he can carry the heavy grocery bag or fix a broken toy. […]

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Working 9-to-5

Posted by savannahkase on November 24, 2013 in Personal, Woman Power, Working Mom |

I slept in on Friday (thanks to my superhero husband – love you, honey!), so sidled into my office un-showered around 9:30am. Before I had even logged onto my computer, my boss appeared in my doorway and asked if I would join him for a coffee. He said he was concerned about my work hours […]

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Escaping the Office

Posted by savannahkase on October 25, 2013 in Advice, Working Mom |

TGIF! In honor of the end of the workweek (my first full week back at work since the government shutdown), I thought I’d write about how to escape the office in time to hang out with your family on the weeknights. One of my favorite anecdotes from Sheryl Sandberg’s Lean In was her description of the […]

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The Mommy Monday Blues

Posted by savannahkase on August 5, 2013 in Personal, Working Mom |

Okay, so I know working moms aren’t the only ones who dread Mondays, but I propose that the “Monday Blues” are different for mothers. I have never been the type to drag myself out of bed on a Monday, wishing it was already Friday, or at least, still Sunday. For one thing, I try hard […]

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