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Carrie Maldonado – Writer

Freelance writer, wordsmith, and novelist

  ‘Normal People’ are these imaginary folks who live in my head with whom I compare myself and use to try to figure out how to handle bizarre and complex situations like play dates and public temper tantrums and choosing between Super, Super Plus or Ultra Protection. We’ve all heard the saying that the definition …

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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 recently saw something interesting on LinkedIn that said something along the lines of “Family, Sleep, Friends, Fitness, Successful Start-up…Choose 3”. I would really like this not to be true, but I think it kind of is. Over the past 5 years I have rather suddenly transitioned from a single, ‘successful’ corporate career woman …

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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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It has been an interesting week. Actually, the past 248 weeks have been pretty interesting when I think about it, but THIS week in particular have sparked four observations of things I kind of already knew but the way they occurred to me this week have me on the verge of leading a social revolution. At …

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Somewhat unbelievably, today is my daughter’s fourth birthday. I know I’m not the only mom to wonder where the time went. I typically overlook milestones in my life, because I’m usually too busy to properly celebrate (I’m working on it) but last night I got a little misty-eyed, recollecting the 96 HOURS of labor leading …

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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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