Tackling Technical Difficulties

Technology is the best… and the worst.  It makes communication easier, but also reduces face-to-face interaction and nuance.  It makes it easy to share documents and information, but also limits learning how to figure things out on your own. Last week I had a technical issue that made my heart drop to the floor.  I was talking with someone who said they sent me an e-mail – w...
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Estate Planning in Pop Culture News

While most of us aren’t rich and famous, we often hear about those who are and what happens when they pass away.  As these stories can attest, sometimes being rich famous doesn’t mean you have all your ducks in a row: Prince: Prince died unexpectedly over a year ago and no will or estate planning documents have surfaced.  The “Purple Rain” singer was famous for his control o...
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First Mother’s Day for a New Mom

Yesterday was my first Mother’s Day as a mom, which is kind of weird to consider.  My daughter is a bustling 8 ½-month-old who is active and on the move, so I don’t get a lot of down time to consider the fact that I’m a mom too deeply. That being said, I do have a few reflections as my first Mother’s Day has come (and now gone): I can’t sleep. Is that the baby moving?  ...
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“You’re such a good dad.”

I am not proud of it, but I have to take a deep breath every time someone compliments my husband on being a “good dad” to our daughter.  First, let me be clear that he is a good dad.  In fact, he’s a great dad – engaged, diaper changing, swim class attending, interactive, stroller pushing, awesome all around dad. But… that’s what he’s supposed to be.  After all, he’s a dad –...
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Balancing Legal Work with Parenting

As anyone who has had a baby knows, expectations that are put on parents can be overwhelming and exhausting.  In particular, parents who work face a number of hurdles in trying to balance their work life with their home life. The legal industry can be particularly unwelcoming to parents, particularly moms.  This is a little shocking considering that women make up roughly hal...
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