What to Ask During Your Next Performance Review

What to Ask During Your Next Performance Review

What to Ask During Your Next Performance Review

Next month will mark my 10 year anniversary with my current employer. That means review time… in my case a self review. As I think about my tenure with the company, my achievements, missed goals, lessons learned and so on… I can’t help but think back on all the performance reviews I have conducted and reviewed with my subordinates and managers through the past 10 years.
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4 Inspirational Working Mom Movies you Must See

Working mom movies

You are one busy mommy!  Long hours at work, long nights up when your child is sick. Long commutes, last minute stops at the supermarket to get milk.  Soccer practice, ballet recitals.  Parent/teacher conference, business conference calls, angry bosses, and you find find yourself spread thin. Let’s not forget your hubby begging for your attention too. You can’t seem to catch a break.  Ah if life was like in the movies… you could just yell CUT!

If you are a working mom, here are 4 Inspirational Working Mom Movies you Must See.  These 4 women are smart, determined, strong, and loving mothers that figure out how to make it happen… and they do it all while looking darn cute too.  So this weekend, if you get a chance… rent one of these inspiring movies. I promise that in between laughs and tears will relate in more than one way.

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12 Secrets Working Mothers Know to be True

Beach day baby

12 Secrets Working Mothers Know to be True

1. I’m so sleep-deprived I regularly lose my keys only to find them in the front door lock and my cell phone which is actually in my hands.  However I seem to be on point when dealing with customers, writing a request for proposal and making decisions all day.

2. I secretly cherish the TGIM… at least for a moment. That Monday morning you enjoy a hot cup of coffee and feel like an adult again. By Wednesday though you are already wishing for the weekend again so you can play on the floor with your child once again.

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Makeup in the workplace – Dos and don’ts

Choosing the right makeup for a corporate environment.

Looking competent and professional is extremely important at the workplace.
You may have to put down the hot pink lipstick and glittery eyeliner, however you don’t have to go bare-faced. On the contrary, studies have shown that women who wear make-up to work are more likely to get promoted, a bit sexist but real. The trick is finding a look that enhances your natural beauty and makes you look polished and and put together. Besides… let’s admit it… makeup is fun! I personally wear makeup to work every day, not too much, but just enough to make me look rested and alert.

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Working Mommy Support System

Working Mommy Support System
We all need a little support and encouragement. Happy mommy, happy child. For those who are juggling work, kids, marriage and everything in between… tackling it alone can be a difficult uphill battle. There is wisdom, insight, and extra helping hands that can be gained from friends, family or colleagues who have been there and have learned what it takes to prevail.

Are we damaging or helping our children?

Are children damaged when moms work? Or are the kids better off if mommy spent some time at work? 

Making the decision to stay home with your kids or join the workforce can be a very difficult process. As
a working mom I faced moments of sadness and guilt, specially when
I returned to work and my daughter was only 7 weeks old. However, I
certainly see both side of the coin. I felt confident that I was ensuring financial stability and prepared for unforeseen circumstances.  I am proud and thankful to have an
excellent support system, a gratifying career and still able to enjoy
motherhood.