Kali’s OQM (Over Qualified Mom) Musings started out as a stream of consciousness blog, sharing things I have discovered over the years concerning the parallels between raising children and managing employees… and some practical parenting tips between.
What is an “Over Qualified Mom?” It is merely a fun term a group of us coined as we toiled in PTA and other volunteer groups. We realized that we were all educated, fairly successful and talented women who were harnessing our skills, experience, and energy into efforts to support our schools and our children. I bet you know a ton of OQM’s and feel free to steal the term for yourself!
This was never meant to be a how-to-do-it manual and nothing here is meant to tell you how to raise your children. Take what is useful and helpful to you and just disregard the rest.
These are merely observations of what worked in our family to help create two wonderful, successful, self-motivated young women who give back to the world and have faith in themselves and God. They are the kind of people who will make a difference because they know how. Interested?
Read on, but start from the beginning in the Parenting and Management category if you are here for the parenting information or use the handy categories index and you can start from birth and go all the way through to young adulthood.
I had been writing some personal stories as part of a women’s story circle and in 2010, I began writing about my experiences with Burning Mouth Syndrome.
If this is something that is of interest to you, just click this link: Burning Mouth Syndrome Blog – A Burning Journey and it will show you what I have written on the subject. I have suffered from this since one episode (4 months long) in 2006 and the most recent episode that began in May 2008 and continues.
I am also a mentor. If you are interested in mentoring and my journey, check out Mentoring Posts.
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