Archive for December 2015

Reader question: Get the nose ring?

I got a more unusual reader question recently. This woman (late 30s, married, 3 kids) was pondering getting a nose ring, “a tiny stud, not a bovine ring.” She noted that “My husband objects strongly for several reasons, one of which is that I will be seen as unprofessional and not serious. Does it matter these days? Especially since mine will be so subtle… read more »

The top posts of 2015

With the holidays, I’m blogging less this week. In the unlikely case that anyone’s holiday is less festive without my musings, however, I thought I’d share my top posts of 2015. The definition: posts written in 2015 that garnered the most page views in 2015. These were not necessarily the posts that got the most views in 2015 (some of those were written i… read more »

What worked in 2015

I already did an update on my major quarterly goals for 2015. I hit most of them. The ones I didn’t hit I’ve mostly decided not to care about except for the new non-fiction book idea. This one is going to haunt me. And it will become my top goal for Q1 of 2016. Anyway, following the suggestion of Katherine, who was following the suggestion of Modern Mrs. Darcy, I… read more »

The discipline of joy

As I look back on it, yesterday had a number of good things going on. While the baby had been up in the night, I was then able to sleep until about 7:30 a.m. I waited for the bus with the boys in the unseasonably warm morning. I brought my daughter to a playdate (which she was very excited about), then turned in the articles that needed to get done before the holidays. I… read more »

How we did on the Christmas fun list

Granted, it is not yet Christmas. But as we are nearing the finish line, I thought I'd give an update on our holiday festivities. December has not been a particularly easy month. I feel like I have been sick for most of it. There was the post-Thanksgiving stomach bug, with a week of reprieve, but then I came down with a cold that I am still battling. Consequently, I… read more »