Category Archives: Family

Last chance, baby: The Baby Bucket List

I’m 26 weeks pregnant — which means I only have 14 weeks until my life is radically, permanently changed. I’m excited to meet the wee chick who’s been turning somersaults behind my belly button. But I also feel like there’s … Continue reading

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Good dog

As a little girl, I hated dogs. One of my earliest memories was of being chased around my front yard by a neighbor’s Great Dane who used to roam the streets. Looking back, I’m sure the dog just wanted to … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas to all

Tonight there is a Christmas tree and a dining room table groaning under the weight of Christmas cookies and my aunt’s amazing chocolate. Later there will be a candlelight Christmas service and a ridiculously large meal. It’s an embarrassment of … Continue reading

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Why I love having six weeks off for Christmas

 Sleeping in until 8 a.m. That’s late for me! Working out every single day. When you have nowhere you have to be, you have time to do all those special sit ups and fancy arm curls from Self magazine. Reading … Continue reading

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S*#! my dad says: Thanksgiving edition

I’m home for Thanksgiving break, where the source of amusement is usually my punchy and inappropriate mother. She and my brother often feed off each other, sending one another into fits of giggles with increasingly ridiculous mental images. I’ve tried … Continue reading

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Put your kids to work — they’ll thank you for it

I’d been back in the workforce precisely a week when the New York Times published this story about wealthy parents who worried about how to instill a work ethic in their children. One of the subjects – Steven Hayworth, a … Continue reading

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Going home, again

Every good UNC grad knows that Thomas Wolfe (UNC 1920) said that you can’t go home again. Lucky for me, he was wrong in this case. This weekend I returned to my adopted home for the first time since coming … Continue reading

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Overheard over the holidays

Thanks to Darden’s generous vacation policy, this is the longest time I’ve ever been home for the holidays. Which also means it’s the most time I’ve spent with my parents in a long time. Specifically my mom and her goofy … Continue reading

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Home Sweet C-ville

I’m spending my weekend on lockdown, studying for exams. But I’ve got something fun for those of you who aren’t curled up with T-accounts, journal entries and Excel spreadsheets on a Friday night. My friend MBACookie turned me on to this … Continue reading

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Turning away from my Dark Side

 Here’s what they don’t tell you about the first week of business school: You need to decide right then what you want to do for the rest of your life, forever and ever, amen. At least, that’s what it feels … Continue reading

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