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No Time For Apathy

I’m turning 34 on November 6th.  This year, not unlike several other years of my life, my birthday is shared with Election Day. A planned c-section, November 6th was the first day available for my mom to choose and she often says she picked it because she couldn’t wait to meet me.  Having recently had my second child, I realize she was also probably at the point of no sleep, swollen ankles, reflux and overall discomfort. The year I was born was also an Election …

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What Are You Deeply Passionate About?

I am passionate about thinking and about learning, usually centered on the theme of constant improvement. I feel most valued when someone asks for my opinion. I love being a sounding board, knowing that I bring a unique perspective to the table. If I have insights or experience to help make something better, I jump at the chance to share what I know. If I haven’t been there/done that, I probably know someone who has and try my best to connect those people. I’m confident …

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New to Country

When J was born I started listening to country music.  It was something I’d listened to before, but never regularly.  I had the stations in my car tuned to Top 40, Oldies and a Local Station that played just about everything.  As I crossed the threshold into motherhood, there was just something instinctive about making the change to country.  Even if the lyrics were about partying or a woman’s revenge, the melody was calm and the chorus always seemed sunny. One thing I noticed though, …

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What’s Your Personality Type?

Anyone who knows me knows that I’m a big fan of personality tests. My latest favorite is 16 Personalities; it closely resembles the Myers Briggs test — but it’s free and “freakishly accurate”. Once your personality type has been identified, the summary sheds light on everything from your career choices, to how to find the work environment best for you, along with information about friendships, romantic relationships, etc. Understanding my personality type has helped me further hone in on my strengths and has helped me …

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Who am I?

Get to know me:  Where do I begin … well, I’m married to my high school sweetheart Mark, and together we have four incredible kids, 2 girls and 2 boys.  My parents immigrated from Ireland to San Francisco then settled in Chicago. I was born and raised on the Northwest side of the city.  My Dad worked incredibly hard to provide a good life for our family, and my Mom, a true saint, taking care of my Dad in the most traditional sense, making a …

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Get to Know Jennifer and Her Family

Get to know me Who am I? I think this is going to be the hardest post I have to write! I hate getting my picture taken. I don’t like being in the spotlight. Thinking and writing about who I am makes me feel so exposed! But here goes . . . . I am loyal to a fault. To people and products. I had three Toyotas in a row. This past spring we bought a Chevy, and I felt terribly guilty! When it comes …

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Who am I?

The question that seems so simple but has layers and layers of defining moments.  And not just the moments, but the people. The people surrounding us mold us to the person we are today and I am so proud of that person today.   I am a mom, a sister, a daughter, a really good friend and so proud of each of these areas of my life.  I am so lucky to have my community, my family, my friends, my neighbors, my co-workers. My girls …

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Who am I?

There are many directions my pen can take. There are so many things to document and share. Who am I? That’s not an easy question to answer. I am many different things. I am driven, passionate, and complex. I think the most honest word is complex. I always say I have lived 9 lives. And those 9 lives have created one very complex person. There were moments of dysfunction and abuse. These things created a survivor. There were moments of fairy tales and bliss. These …

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Hello From the Outside

Hello From The Outside Don’t worry, I’m not about to go on a diatribe about how to get back in touch with an ex; I’m just absolutely in love with Adele, and also my husband for that matter. When I listen to that song, it makes me think about reconnecting with myself, rather than someone else. One challenge I think most people can relate to is maintaining focus. This problem was pointed out to me while my boss was going over some upcoming events with …

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Meet Me

Of all the things I’ve been called in the last 30 some years three are now the most important: Professional. Wife. Mother. While being each carries its own weight the three combined wouldn’t be possible without the love and support from my husband C and the giggle that lights my world on fire from little J. I became a mom in 2016 and every day continues to bring an exciting challenge, mystery (what’s that smell) and proud moment. I graduated from Marquette with a degree …