Archive for November, 2013

Full Time, All the Time

with Britt Reints

Forget the 9 to 5; the demands of a working mom aren’t limited by a time clock. Full Time, All the Time is a blog about balancing the many roles of a modern woman - and maintaining your wellbeing while doing it. I am a writer, mother, wife, sister, daughter, friend and sometimes volunteer living in Pittsburgh. Oh, and I think you look pretty today.

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Are You Recharging Or Checking Out?

Categories: break from reality, working mom

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026/365 - addicted You already know that down time is valuable. Taking care of yourself by making relaxation a priority can actually make you more productive and help prevent burnout . But should we set standards for our down time? Is, for example, a soak in the tub more restorative than a Netflix binge session?

Full disclosure: I love Netflix. And Hulu.

I have been known to watching 10 years worth of TV in 10 days. I don’t believe there is anything inherently wrong with letting yourself check out from time to time.

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Traditions: Love Them Or Hate Them?

Categories: break from reality, holidays

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Mmm...Happy Thanksgiving!I am never more aware of the power of traditions than during November and December. Whether they date back several generations or have been created in recent years, customs that dictate “how things are done” have the power to both comfort and crush me emotionally.

I’m a pretty sentimental person. I suppose that’s why I’m naturally drawn to traditions. Or maybe it’s because I grew up surrounded by a lot of chaos, and traditions provided a rare sense of stability and safety. Whatever the reason, I went into marriage and motherhood with set ideas about how my family would celebrate various holidays.
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How Expressing Gratitude Can Improve Your Career

Categories: balance, career advice, the juggle, working mom

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Gratitude is this month’s buzz word. You’ve probably seen it all over your Facebook timeline, and it will surely start popping up in TV commercials any second now. I’m a fan of gratitude myself and encourage people to practice it all year round because of how it can boost one’s personal happiness. But, did you also know that gratitude can help you get ahead at work?

Feeling grateful can make you more productive.

When you’re loving your job and appreciating the paycheck and perks, it’s easier to do your best work. If you’re feeling resentful, you might be tempted to hold back or do the bare minimum.
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How To Build Your Own Mastermind Group

Categories: office life, working mom

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I joined a mastermind group this summer, and it has been one of the best business and personal decisions I’ve ever made for myself. If you’re local to Pittsburgh, I highly recommend you checkout the group I’m a part of. But what about everyone else?

If there isn’t a mastermind group that you can plug into, the next best option is to create your very own.
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