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About this blog: I'm a late thirties mother of a ten-year-old and infant twins. My family moved to Menlo Park 6 years ago from Virginia - where I grew up, went to college, got married, had my first born, and got an MBA (in that order). I'm a manag...  (More)

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Returning to work
Nov 18, 2013 8:59 am
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I have had nightmares about returning to work. As someone married to a Cal State professor and fiction writer, I've never had a choice to do otherwise. If I had... More
Venture capital for today's women entrepreneurs
Aug 12, 2014 7:45 pm
Comments: 13 | Views: 13,628

Seven years ago, on the day I left Virginia, I had to run a last-minute errand at Walmart - where I was honked at and ridiculed one last time, thanks to my Hillary... More
The booby burqa and why I won?t be wearing one
Oct 20, 2013 1:10 pm
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When my daughter was born 10 years ago, I recall that nursing your baby meant lifting your shirt, pulling down your bra, and sticking your nipple in baby's mouth.... More
Promoted on maternity leave
Mar 31, 2014 8:12 pm
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The autumn before last, I flew to New York to visit my best friend from college who had just had her first baby. My best friend leads the kind of fashionable and... More
Freedom and disgust: my first outing to Old Navy
Nov 4, 2013 8:06 am
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Seven weeks after the twins were born, I ventured out alone for the first time. I was behind the wheel of my perky, bumper-sticker laden Mazda, no longer pregnant... More
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