It’s a whole new world out there for those of us who have children of marrying age.
Many of our kids are holding off to marry after their education is completed or they have some work experience, and a whole new dynamic has emerged for us that may make old customs or “rules of etiquette” functionally obsolete. Continue reading
Our younger daughter just graduated from the only accredited Nursing Residency Program in the country.
It resides at Cook Children’s Hospital in Ft. Worth, Texas, and although we have always been proud of her for winning her slot (There are only 12 in her cohort), and we were incredibly impressed at the scope and influence of this hospital in our initial tour when she first started, I don’t think we really understood the intensity of what it is she does each day or night that she works in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit until we visited this last weekend. Continue reading
Our daughters are both working and learning the hidden lessons of the professional workplace.
Interestingly, sometimes it still resembles high school.
There are the adults who take their job seriously, consider it a calling and have the foresight to encourage and train the future of their professions…and there are those who don’t. Continue reading
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I am working on a member survey for one of my favorite nonprofits and it has occurred to me that many times, whether in our jobs or our lives, we are asking the wrong question.
Why do we do that?
Is it fear of the answer, or is it a failure to think it through and determine what information we are truly seeking? Continue reading
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Andrew Watts’ recent article; “A Teenager’s View on Social Media” was on point, and although he is clear that these are only his opinions, much of what he says rings true to me as I watch my daughters navigate through social media.
He points out that social media has become segregated, even though he doesn’t express it with that term. Continue reading
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