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Carrie Maldonado – Writer

Freelance writer, wordsmith, and novelist

Yeah right, I wish. Until very recently I felt like I was yelling at my kids all the time, which is completely at odds with my parenting philosophy of NOT yelling at my kids all the time. Granted, they totally deserved it. In the last few months it’s like they have somehow figured out all the …

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I can’t believe it but Frick and Frack are going to be two in less than a month (so we will never, ever, ever be able to take family trips because who can afford airfare for 5 or even 6 if we take along someone to help us so nobody accidentally dies). To celebrate, I’ve …

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My intent when I started writing today was to explore the Beautiful Mind that is my daughter…who is the best of me and the worst of me to the gazillionth power of ten. Then I got completely way-laid by a quality problem of several recruiting assignments as well as resume re-writes and was reminded of …

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    Once upon a time, before I was the shining example of serenity and balanced living that I am today, I had a slight little patience impediment. By that I mean I had none. I didn’t necessarily think this was a bad thing at the time, mind you. I saw myself as a hard …

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For those of you who live in the United States, or Canada, or Earth, you may be aware that there was this lottery brouhaha going on during the last few weeks, where the Power Ball jackpot grew to eclipse the GNP of small nations (at least Greece, anyway). People were lining up to win what …

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If there’s one thing I’ve learned about parenting (and I’m only three and a half years into it, so one thing is pretty much all I’ve got) it’s that it will sometimes make you feel crazy (also that it will make you feel guilty, but that’s two things and a whole other topic). I tend …

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As I mentioned in a previous post, once upon a time I believed that a) I would never have kids and b) that if I did, my experience managing teams and departments at work would at least sort of prepare me for the experience. Well, guess what – it didn’t. There are things that preschoolers, …

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Happy September! Change is in the air and nowhere more than at Casa Maldonado (at least it feels that way to me!). I have a love-hate relationship with change; I love change that I initiate, but when it is thrust upon me I tend to want to hide under the bed shivering like a teacup …

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