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Our Europe Vacation: 5 Cities in 10 Days

A Splash of Humor has been A Splash of Nothing lately, but I’m back! Matt and I just returned from an amazing 10 day vacation in Europe. We visited 5 cities and had no responsibilities other than deciding on what wine to drink. I will share more details and pictures

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10 Ways to Retain Female Talent

A few weeks ago I attended a women’s workshop in Omaha where men and women brainstormed ways to improve hiring and retaining talented women in our company. If you missed my blog post 30 Steps Forward on the Path Towards Equality, I explained that during last week’s workshop it became

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30 Feet Forward on the Path Towards Equality

Yesterday I had the privilege of attending a women’s workshop at our corporate office in Omaha. The people invited to the workshop included a mixture of male executives, working moms, as well as male and female managers who do not have children. Despite the fact that only 21% of senior

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10 Steps to Perfect Email Communication

I have an accounting degree and I am a CPA, but my real job title should be Business Communications Director. If I had to sum up my average workday in a pie chart it would look something like this:   Effective communication is not a soft skill, it is a

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Goodnight iPhone

This summer I had the opportunity to hear Arianna Huffington speak in front of 1,500 women. If her name doesn’t sound familiar, Arianna was the co-founder and editor-in-chief of the The Huffington Post website. She’s a greek woman with a hilarious sense of humor. A lot of people are not

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10 Must-Have iPhone Apps

Unroll.me Productivity (Free) There are two kinds of people in the world. There are those that have 0 unread emails and those that have 5,472 unread emails. I hate having unread emails and 90% of the emails coming thru to my gmail account are junk. Unroll.me scans your email account and lets

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10 Videos Guaranteed to Make You Laugh

There is nothing that brightens up my day more than a hilarious You Tube video. Even if you have seen some of these, they are definitely worth watching a second time. Or  a twentieth time… Enjoy!   1) Ellen found my long lost best friend. Actually Ellen is my long

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When A Toddler Sees Her Newborn Pictures

It was Saturday afternoon around 4:00PM, which if you are a parent you know that is the the time your kids are the most whiny and needy. Both Charlie and Thomas were misbehaving more than normal that day and Matt and I were having a conversation debating whether we should

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Top 10 Hangover Remedies

Last week a few guys I work with protested reading my blog because they thought it was getting too “feminine”. They requested that this week I post the Top 10 hangover remedies to satisfy both my male and female audiences. I am a 33 year-old mom of two young kids

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How to Hire the Right Person

A few weeks ago I listened to a presentation about the cost of losing an employee. This includes the cost of finding a replacement (such as the cost of interviewing and the advertising cost), as well as training and onboarding expenses for the new employee. Losing an employee also decreases

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10 Classy and Comfy Looks For Work

I never thought I would post anything about fashion, but I received a request to do a Top 10 list on work attire. My friend wanted to see looks that are professional and make you look put together, without making you look 80 years old.  When I buy work clothes

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Top 10 Accounts To Follow On Instagram

I get a majority of my entertainment from Instagram and I’ve fully accepted my addiction. This week I’m sharing my top 10 favorite Instagram accounts to follow. Happy endless scrolling! Disclosure: If you are easily offended you may not want to follow some of these accounts… @thefatjewish – If I could

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10 Ways I’ve Dropped the Ball

The dictionary definition of dropping the ball is “making a mistake or mishandling things”. No one likes to make mistakes, but noone is perfect (with the exception of Justin Timberlake). The more responsibilities a person has increases the chances of that person making a mistake.  The timing of a woman

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How I Edit My Photos

I love colorful photography so this picture is my idea of perfection. My daughter Charlie using my camera to take pictures of colorful umbrellas in my favorite city. The only problem with this picture was that the height and angle of the photo didn’t allow me to crop for Instagram

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My Favorite Time of Year

Who else is excited that football season is finally here??!! It’s the perfect time for matching outfits to celebrate the start of a new season. I have LOVED college football ever since I was a little girl. Charlie is already showing interest at age 4 which makes me so happy. Is it

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Saturday Marriage Bliss

There are no words to describe how happy my husband was during this photo shoot. Here is the exact opposite of a man’s ideal Saturday: Downtown. Raining. Pointless photo shoot. Tourists everywhere. Wife demanding things. Pointless photo retakes. More pointless photo retakes. 4 year-old yelling because she thought she should be

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The Top 10 Secretly Good Shows on Netflix

I’ve pretty much seen all of the popular series available on Netflix. My favorites are probably similar to yours (Breaking Bad, Dexter, House of Cards, Stranger Things, etc.), but if you are looking for something a little different to watch this weekend here are a few secretly good series available

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Drop and Give Me Zen

Drop and give me Zen Thomas 🧘🏼‍♀️💪🏼💕 Well friends, I’ve been doing yoga for 9 months now and I can officially say that I am no longer the inflexible weirdo in the back of the class!!! 🤸🏼‍♀️🤸🏼‍♀️🤸🏼‍♀️ Its hard for me to think I lived 33 years on this planet

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The Top 10 Best Things About Canada

It took Matt and I approximately 5 minutes to agree to move our kids to Canada. We researched nothing about the country but we said yes to my career opportunity because YOLO (that stands for You Only Live Once for the non-millennial generation). The top 10 reasons why I love

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Top 10 Things You Shouldn’t Live Without

I seriously can’t travel without these Native shoes, these Marley Head headphones, and this Lush dry shampoo as well as a few other things I mention in my Top 10 post from last week. Here are the other 10 things I can’t live without (in no particular order): Yoga Pants: There is a 30 second

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Summer in Vancouver

Vancouver, B.C. is one of the most under-rated cities in the world. When I told my American friends and family that I was moving to Canada most of them pictured my family living in an igloo with our two German Shepherds as sled dogs. And while I want Vancouver to stay under-rated, I do want all of my friends and

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A Girl’s Best Accessory

The best accessory a girl can wear is her confidence ✨⭐️ As of 4:30PM today Charlie’s dream job is “to build  things….like an animal hospital!” I needed a good minute and a half to compose myself after that response. Most young girls love animals but there are not too many

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Top 10 Tips for Packing a Suitcase

Hello followers! Every Sunday I’ll share a new Top 10 list. I’m excited to share ideas and tips that will hopefully help you succeed in your career and your personal life.  This week I’m sharing my Top 10 tips for packing a suitcase. I have flown over 10,000 miles so far

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Get This Baby Out

I love to hear labor stories.  I’m completely fascinated by the fact that the female body is programmed to give birth but no one knows when it will happen. For a control freak like me I am mesmerized by the power of a woman’s body to create life’s most anticipated moment. I was

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Pregnant in a Hard Hat (Part 1)

When I was young I had dreams of becoming a veterinarian….a marine biologist….even an interior designer. So naturally, I graduated Florida State with a degree in Accounting. Next thing I knew I was 9 years into my career and I was not only an accountant, but I was a very

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