8 Grammar Rules You Should Never Ignore

I don’t know if it’s the domination of texting lingo throughout the interwebs and offline, or if it is laziness from our instant gratification culture, but I believe grammar in society today is moving downhill quickly. As a person with a writing degree, I take grammar, punctuation, and spelling seriously, even in trivial situations. I know it is usually overkill, but I believe grammar is not only a skill you learn but also a skill you sharpen by consistent practice. I don’t believe it’s about perfection, and I will be the first person to admit that I don’t always get it right. […]

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6 ways getting a mentor will boost your career

You can take the next step in your career by getting a professional mentor. Read on to learn how! I became a better employee and more employable once I got a mentor. When I was in college, I had a phone interview with a company for an HR Intern position. I received a call a couple of days later stating that I didn’t get the job, but something interesting happened. Katie, my would-be boss, told me she thought I had strong potential (but not the right experience) and offered to mentor me instead. Looking back now, I realize that was […]

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8 Weird Things that Happen When You Work From Home

When I graduated college, my life changed drastically. I continued working at the same company where I had been interning, except now in a full-time capacity. I got married just 17 days after graduation (boy was that stressful – that’s a story for another time). Then, everything took an even more unexpected change when my husband entered grad school, causing me to work from home. Although it as a long, prayerful decision, we packed our bags and moved 300 miles for his classes. Luckily, I work at a flexible company that allows employees to work from home as needed. I […]

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10 Resume Tips to Land A Job in 2017

Whether you are looking for a new role or you’re content with the one you have, keeping an updated resume is critical in identifying what you do and how you do it well. This also goes for sites like LinkedIn and Monster. Keep your profile updated as best as you are able. These are two of the top websites Recruiters use to source candidates for a role – even if that person isn’t looking to leave their job. To stay competitive in the job market today, here are 10 tips to land that job this year. Once you make sure […]

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Land Your Dream Job with These 10 Tips

I’m truly blessed that I landed my dream job right out of college. I already knew I would get a full-time offer before starting my senior year of college, lifting so much weight off my shoulders that last year. I work for an amazing company that puts family first and values all employees. You might be thinking, All the cards must have been in her favor. Not everyone gets that lucky. I’m not going to lie – I’m sure there was a little luck in there. But more than that, it was my planning during (and before) college, my dedication, and faith that got […]

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5 Things New College Grads Learn the Hard Way

  You graduate from college high on life and ready to take on the workforce. You believe you leave with everything you need for your career, and you’re ready to share all your knowledge with your new coworkers. However, you soon learn your textbooks didn’t have all the wisdom necessary to succeed. Even the task of applying for your first “big kid” job is intimidating. One of the best things you can do is upload your resume on sites like Monster.com to make it easier for recruiters to find you for those qualified jobs. This culture shock takes you aback. You go […]

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How to Get a Promotion (Without Outwardly Asking)

So, you’ve been in your role for a while and you feel it’s time for you to move up in the company. You hit the point where your current role is becoming routine and you feel unfulfilled. You’re being a rockstar at your job, hitting all your numbers, and you want others to notice. You know it’s time for that promotion you rightfully deserve. However, you don’t feel right asking for one. Either you are too shy (we’ve been there!), too scared, or don’t feel close enough to ask your manager for the promotion. Don’t you wish your hard work […]

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Breastfeeding Guilt – Why you Should Stop Feeling bad About Formula Feeding, Part 1

This is part one of a two part series on the guilt moms often experience to breastfeed. Eryn and Kaila each explain their perspectives on the matter in this series. Eryn Before Drew was born, I told myself that if I couldn’t breastfeed for whatever reason, I would be fine formula feeding him. After all, both my husband and I were formula-fed, so we knew it was possible for him to thrive on formula. When I was in the hospital, I began pumping to get my milk in and I noticed I was able to produce – something most females in […]

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6 Things No One Tells you About Becoming a Working Mom

  At some point in our lives, we must all decide what we are going to do professionally after having children. Do we want to stay home and care for our children on our own? Do we want to become a working mom and leave our children with someone else (sometimes even our husbands) during the day?  Some women have flexible jobs that allow them to spend a couple of days at work and a couple of days at home with their kids. Whatever your situation, you have likely weighed the decision heavily with your husband to decide what is best […]

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