Getting Hygge with it

It’s so cold in this country Every road home is long … It’s so cold in this country You can never get warm – The North by Stars We’ve been pretty lucky (but not, like, in the global… Read More

The Good Food Box

Behold, the bounty of the GFB! In the summer we are lucky enough to have a CSA drop off right down the street from our house. We get a basket of fresh veggies, eggs, and cheese weekly from… Read More

Transitioning back into a two-job family

Well that was surprising – they offered me the job. Of course, I have yet to sign the piece of paper so until I do I will be wary but barring any HR issues, I will be heading… Read More

Transitioning, the benefits of career diversification, and choosing work

My home office when I am doing contract work in the private sphere Last week I went on a job interview for an incredibly lucrative contract position within the federal government. I walked away thinking I had completely… Read More

Thirty-minute ginger-miso soup

Foggy fall mornings waiting for the school bus I know there are a ton of WINTER IS COMING jokes floating on the internet but right now the reality that it *really* is coming is settling in. It’s time… Read More

Networking 101 – don’ts (3/3)!

Don’ts 1 – Don’t try and hard sell people. In social situations, you want to keep the conversation casual. Contrary to 80s networking wisdom, it’s not the time to beat people over the head with your amazing skillset…. Read More

Networking 101 – do’s! (2/3)

Do’s: 1 – Contact your closest family and friends directly. After being home with the kids and running a small business I was definitely out of office culture for a few years. Since I wanted to get back… Read More

Networking 101 – not just a buzzword (1/3)

As I have mentioned before, I have made a bit of a career out of working 7-8 months of the year and then taking the summers off. For almost 5 years now I have been able to snag… Read More

Happy Halloween, here comes the dark

The eldest’s vampire pumpkin in action So yesterday was Halloween. As parents, Mr. Tucker and I put a LOT of effort into making holidays special for the kids. Since we also don’t want to spend a lot of… Read More