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Catherine and I e-met through my Comms Mom Facebook page and I found her background very similar to mine despite the fact that she lives in Spain. Read on to learn more about this dynamic #CommsMom. NAME: Catherine Gaa AGE: 34 JOB TITLE: Admissions Communications Coordinator YEARS WORKING IN COMMUNICATIONS: 10+ CHILDREN: Enrique (3) and […]

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April 2020 #CommsMom: Catherine Gaa

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It’s an unprecedented time in our lives right now. I mean, who (other than medical and public health experts) could have predicted a global pandemic that is crippling economies as we sit by, helpless? I heard of so many people I know losing their jobs or their loved ones losing their jobs that I wanted […]

Online courses? Why not?

WORK

Free Course: Personal Branding With Canva

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NOTE: This post is an altered version of an article I wrote for the international magazine, CASE Currents, which was published in December 2019. The excitement Jane Jones* felt on the way to her new job as a website specialist at a Midwestern public university quickly dissipated. By the end of her second week, she […]

WORK

Improving Your Organizational Culture Through Engagement and Communications

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NOTE: I originally wrote this post for LittleGuide Detroit, so be sure to click through and check out all of their great tips and activities. On Friday, March 13th, 2020 at 6am, I awoke to the news that my daughter’s school district was shutting down through April 13th as a precautionary measure to the coronavirus […]

Inexpensive ways to keep the kids busy while they are out of school

FAMILY

Inexpensive Ways to Keep The Kids Busy While They’re Out of School

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I don’t think most people could have imagined just how far-reaching the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak would be. Perhaps, medical professionals and scientists, but I doubt the average person gave it much thought unless they were either in a directly affected area or someone they loved was. Unfortunately, with so much conflicting information floating around (“Don’t […]

TRAVEL

Talking to Your Kids About COVID-19 and Trip Cancellations

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FUN FACT: Mary Ann was my boss way back in 2004 and considering she is one of the most talented PR and marketing pros out there, I had to feature her as our first ever #CommsMom of the Month! Read on to learn more about this dynamic woman. NAME: Mary Ann Burns AGE: 50ish JOB TITLE: […]

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March 2020 #CommsMom: Mary Ann Burns

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Is anyone else a tote hoarder? Are you always searching for the perfect ONE, the one bag that can do it all: look good for work, traveled well and can carry around a laptop, chargers, makeup, snacks, a water bottle, a change of clothes for the kiddos and books you never get to read? Yeah, […]

TRAVEL

The Perfect Totes For Work, Play and Travel

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If you’re a mom, especially with young kids, you probably have little to no time to relax de-stress, let alone extra money to spend on spa treatments or massages. I’m in the same boat. I haven’t been taking a lot of time for myself because, well, there hasn’t been much time to take. But, I’ve […]

LIFE

5 Inexpensive Ways To De-stress

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Our romantic trip to Edinburgh, Scotland: cozy pubs, historic castles, rainy days. Who would have thought Edinburgh would make for a great couples’ getaway?

TRAVEL

Couples Trip: Edinburgh, Scotland

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I love podcasts. I love motivational stories. And I love supporting female superstars and beginners alike. I became a regular podcast and audiobook listener when I was commuting two+ hours every workday. I loved them so much that I swapped music for podcasts during my workouts and while cleaning. Today, I’m going to share my […]

WORK

The 3 Best Podcasts For Female Entrepreneurs

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