Be yourself

I have always felt the need to be stuffy when doing anything official. Like running a business. Or applying to college. Or any job, for that matter. Somehow being stuffy translated to following the rules. And as a Type-A firstborn, following the rules is a Must with a capital M (well, until I go crazy…

How do you relieve stress? (plus four keys to getting stress levels under control)

Last week was one of those weeks. You know, the ones where it seems like anything that can go wrong will. There was nothing truly major; it was just one thing after another after another. We had:  A stomach flu (which included a day out of daycare and parents trading off childcare based on who…