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Don't fund the rape culture at my alma mater

It was an eerie weekend. First, I received an email from my father. He said he'd been out to our garage and looked at our family's diplomas from the University of...

Original post made by Jessica T on Nov. 23, 2014
Last comment by I didn't know that, on Dec 17, 2014 at 3:42 pm | 66 comments | 4919 Views

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The lure of the country club

A colleague recently confided in me that he was applying for membership at a local country club. "Why on earth would you do that?" I asked. He was amused by my reaction...

Original post made by Jessica T on Apr. 29, 2014
Last comment by Saasa, on Nov 6, 2014 at 5:34 am | 17 comments | 27572 Views

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Hiatus

As I hinted in my last post, my life has gotten busier than I could have possibly imagined. I've blogged weekly for The Palo Alto Weekly, The Mountain View Voice,...

Original post made by Jessica T on Sep. 22, 2014
Last comment by Laura Stec, on Sep 24, 2014 at 9:33 pm | 1 comment | 1885 Views

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The dress code

My elder daughter began middle school this week, and the run-up to the school year included numerous reminders about her school's dress code, something she and her...

Original post made by Jessica T on Aug. 26, 2014
Last comment by Loyd Keller, on Sep 19, 2014 at 3:16 am | 34 comments | 4129 Views

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Life in fast forward

With fall around the corner, our life has reached a frenetic pace. Work is busier than ever. A new academic year for my elder daughter and my husband means that...

Original post made by Jessica T on Sep. 16, 2014
Last comment by Sea-Seelam Reddy, on Sep 18, 2014 at 6:53 pm | 3 comments | 2495 Views

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Must we fight for our right to party?

I miss a good party: a summer party with cold beers, twilight turned to darkness, ambient music, unexpected loose conversation. Or how about a brunch party with...

Original post made by Jessica T on Sep. 8, 2014
Last comment by Matthew, on Sep 17, 2014 at 1:09 pm | 8 comments | 2769 Views

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Active listening

My eleven-year-old daughter and I have been clashing. Since returning to work, the one hour in the evening that I have to spend with my kids is now divided by three....

Original post made by Jessica T on Sep. 2, 2014
Last comment by Jessica T, on Sep 4, 2014 at 8:53 pm | 3 comments | 2052 Views

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Just say no

For many, school starts this week. Summer ends, and with it goes the autonomy families enjoy during those precious months. In the summertime, kids have a little...

Original post made by Jessica T on Aug. 18, 2014
Last comment by Palo Alto Parent, on Aug 30, 2014 at 11:15 am | 18 comments | 3520 Views

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Venture capital for today's women entrepreneurs

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...

Original post made by Jessica T on Aug. 12, 2014
Last comment by Mark Weiss, on Aug 18, 2014 at 4:38 pm | 13 comments | 7562 Views

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The importance of restraint

My in-laws visited over the weekend, and we shared some laughs over the twins' developing personalities. "I am a little worried about my son's ability to control...

Original post made by Jessica T on Aug. 4, 2014
Last comment by Jessica T, on Aug 5, 2014 at 5:15 pm | 2 comments | 4327 Views

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Give me a moment

We are recently back from a short family summer vacation - short because we are Americans with precious few

Original post made by Jessica T on Jul. 28, 2014
Last comment by Ms. Jenson, on Aug 3, 2014 at 2:17 pm |
2 comments | 2005 Views

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Breastfeeding Tips

The twins just weaned, so I'm posting what I think will be a final piece on breastfeeding. If you've read some of my other pieces, you know I'm a breastfeeding enthusiast....

Original post made by Jessica T on Jul. 22, 2014
Last comment by Joseph, on Jul 28, 2014 at 9:39 am | 11 comments | 3343 Views

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Those unexpected dinners

I have a friend we'll call Richard, a former colleague who first impressed me with some strategic work he did as a consultant for my business unit. Shortly thereafter...

Original post made by Jessica T on Jul. 15, 2014
There are no comments yet. 1842 Views

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Goodbye, carpool

When I returned from maternity leave, I was aghast at the increase in traffic. My commute seemed as though it had increased by 30 minutes overnight. I hadn't seen...

Original post made by Jessica T on Jul. 7, 2014
Last comment by Kristian A, on Jul 10, 2014 at 6:39 am | 4 comments | 3637 Views

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Then and now: words

==I Hi Readers, I have a special treat for you this week. Tween T, my eldest daughter is on summer vacation and wanted to guest blog. I found her camped out in...

Original post made by Jessica T on Jun. 29, 2014
Last comment by Mother of 4 , on Jun 29, 2014 at 8:56 pm | 1 comment | 4286 Views

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Enforcing bedtime

Several months ago we had dinner guests, a couple of childless poets. They arrived at 6:30pm, about an hour before the twins' bedtime and two hours before my eleven-year...

Original post made by Jessica T on Jun. 23, 2014
Last comment by Susan, on Jun 25, 2014 at 2:51 pm | 7 comments | 4219 Views

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The farm share

If you want to eat and garden better, there's a simple solution - the farm share. For years, I've maintained that if you are filling your compost bin by the end...

Original post made by Jessica T on Jun. 16, 2014
Last comment by RW, on Jun 23, 2014 at 12:36 pm | 5 comments | 5230 Views

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Twinspeak

Lord Byron has a quote, "Happiness was born a twin." It rings truer than I might have imagined. Our eldest child is ten years older than our twins, so the...

Original post made by Jessica T on Jun. 10, 2014
There are no comments yet. 4272 Views

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Why I work late

I have a confession to make: I am among the last to leave the office. Fridays for whatever reason are the worst - I try to tie up all the loose ends I can think...

Original post made by Jessica T on Jun. 3, 2014
Last comment by Amazed, on Jun 10, 2014 at 9:16 am | 6 comments | 3855 Views

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The family retreat

Memorial Day this year marked our annual family retreat. Every year, we spend a long weekend at a favorite spot up north. If the weather is nice, we get to spend...

Original post made by Jessica T on May. 27, 2014
Last comment by Jessica T, on Jun 3, 2014 at 2:09 pm | 2 comments | 3145 Views
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