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Waiting on the World to Change

Approximate reading time:3 minutesAt the end of the summer, I accidentally got hooked on NBC’s World of Dance. This is unsual because I normally watch very little TV and even less reality TV. (When American Idol debuted, I remember scoffing to myself, “That will never last.” Shows what I know.) Come to think …

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Tips for Writing Graduate School Personal Statements and Cover Letters

Approximate reading time:4 minutesI have wound up reading and editing several graduate school personal statements recently. I also just found the literally one hundred or more cover letters and resumes I wrote between 2011 and 2016 while searching a variety of hard drives last month. (Thanks, quarter-life crisis.) So while I am neither admissions …

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How to Use a Lead Generation Quiz to Market Your Business

Approximate reading time:7 minutesThere’s a reason personality quizzes remain a popular staple for teen magazines and have exploded online through sites like Buzzfeed. Everyone loves talking about themselves and learning where they fit in. But did you know that personality quizzes can also be a powerful marketing tool? How Lead Generation Quizzes Work …

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A-minus Mama Blogcast Season 2: Writing & Blogging

Approximate reading time:1 minuteSeason 2 of the blogcast is about writing and blogging. You can listen to episodes below or through iTunes and Google Play. I’ll probably binge-drop the first two seasons, but please subscribe if you want to get notifications of new nonsense. Episode 1: Why I Write | Read Original Post Episode …

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17 Business Tools That Keep Me From (Completely) Losing My $%!&

Approximate reading time:8 minutesNot to brag, but a lot of clients tell me they are so impressed with the way I run my business. Now, I really am not any more inherently organized than the next person. (Just ask my family and former students!) But because organization isn’t easy for me to maintain, I’ve …

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The A-minus Mama Blogcast Season 1: School Daze

Approximate reading time:1 minuteMama’s got a podcast! You can listen to episodes below or through iTunes and Google Play. I’ll probably binge-drop the first two seasons, but please subscribe if you want to get notifications of new nonsense. Episode 1: The Art of Losing: Reflections on the End of the School Year | …

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It’s Time To Forget About Ideal Clients

Approximate reading time:4 minutesWhen I was in college, I made a list of qualities I wanted and didn’t want in a spouse. One thing on the dislike list was heavy metal music, to the great amusement of my now-husband, who enjoys a wide range of music including, yes, some heavy metal. Fortunately, I …

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2018 Reading List – Part 1

Approximate reading time:4 minutesI don’t have much evidence to compare, but I think I’m reading quite a bit more this year than I have in the last 2-3 years. By my count, I’ve read 17 books in the first six months of 2018, which might be a record. I’m usually a pretty opportunistic …