Surviving Christmas

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The holidays can be an incredibly stressful time for working parents.  Many of us work 8-10 hour days.  Fitting in shopping, wrapping, baking, school parties, addressing Christmas cards, and fighting off the holiday party weight leaves little time for relaxation.  Below are six suggestions for reducing the inevitable holiday stress. 1. Shop online.  The majority […]

Dog-Gone It, People Like Me

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I spend a fair amount of my day breaking up spats between my children.  It typically starts over the possession of a toy and, before I know it, has escalated into hair pulling, pushing, and slapping.  My default punishment is separating them into their timeout zones.  But now, I have a new idea. In a […]

All By Myself

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In the Cox household we’ve entered the season of independence.  Whether it is eating, bathing or dressing, my children want absolutely no assistance.  The other day my 2-year-old walked down the steps with an unopened container of orange juice he had retrieved from the refrigerator.  Apparently I wasn’t meeting his needs fast enough. I can’t […]

The Ideal Sales Candidate

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The organization I work for is currently hiring new sales executives.  When assisting with the profiling and drafting of the job description one person came to mind.  He may be a novice but he has a proven track record. My son is the best salesperson I’ve encountered.  He can sell me on a later bedtime, […]

 
 
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