Dec 21

Sun Valley Winter Wonderland Festival

Last weekend we drove to Sun Valley for the 2nd Annual Winter Wonderland Festival. Touted as a winter wonderland kick-off and a classic Christmas stroll, the event did not disappoint.

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Dec 18

Transitioning from Individual Contributor to a Manager

A few years into my career, I set my sights on becoming a manager. I went back to school part-time and eventually earned my MBA from a respected online university. Throughout the course of my two-and-a-half years of study, I learned so many new aspects of business: finance, accounting, supply chain, organizational behavior, international business, marketing, public relations, customer service, support, legal, etc.

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Dec 16

A Business Education Changes Everything

Are you interested in studying business so you can command a higher salary? Perhaps you want to move into management or even start a business of your own. Whatever your motivation, a business education can help you achieve your goals and so much more.

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Dec 08

Christmas Excitement

Like many of you, we have been decorating the house for Christmas, making lists of what we want for Christmas and even visiting the big man himself.

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Nov 29

Travel Guide

As you know, we love to travel and spend a lot of our time and money on trips each year. Since we had kids, the destinations of our trips have been a little more first world, but other than that, we haven’t missed a beat and have already taken our girls to Germany, Switzerland, Hawaii, Mexico, Yellowstone and even Aruba and Fiji if you count my pregnancies. Belén is not even five yet and is begging for another trip to Mexico next summer. Don’t most girls just want a Barbie?

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Nov 27

Thankful

I’ve been inspired by all of the nice notes of thanks on Facebook this month. There is truly so much to be thankful for. I’m not always someone who is good about stopping what I am doing to say thanks so I feel it important to articulate my thanks in this post today.

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Nov 24

Defying the Laws of Physics and Raising Small Children

Now as much as I love a clean house, we’re ready to get on with things and sell this thing already. We’re even getting religious and buried St. Joseph upside down in the backyard.

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Nov 16

Proof through Purple and Cinderella as an Adjective

Eloise loves two things more than everything else: the color purple and Cinderella. Last week she and Belén were fighting because Eloise had claimed that she owned the color purple. Belén’s argument was that the whole world gets to share the color purple. Proof, once again, that sharing is not age appropriate behavior for two-year-olds.

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Nov 13

Seeding Their Self-Perceptions

We also had a conversation on the way home from school yesterday about what Belén wants to be when she grows up. I don’t recall exactly how the conversation started (probably by me nicely saying that it is not likely for her to actually become a princess) or how I interjected my idea in a way that she thought she came up with it on her own, but she decided (at least for that moment) that she wants to be a doctor so that she can help little kids.

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Nov 07

Shanghai Time Lapse

Never before have I seen photos that looked so foreign but at the same time so familiar. Shanghai has a way of making you fall in love with it and I guess it is appropriate to admit, I miss the place I once called home.

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