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Appreciation in Big and Small Ways (that are also big)

Seven years and one month today. That’s how long I’ve worked for Automattic, helping people using WordPress.com create sites, e-commerce stores and enjoy app usage, etc. Every day I still wake up, excited that I get to work. And you know what? The company appreciates me, too. I just finished reading the book 365 Thank […]

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Layover Time in Life

How I’m finding quality time with friends and family and achieving a work/home life balance amidst the chaos of daily living by incorporating a layover strategy.

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Routines

My life is kind of getting away from me – lacking routines. You know the feeling? I bet most can relate. It’s a struggle balancing life, home, family, friends, work, play, faith, exercise, etc. Fortunately, one of the perks of being an Automattic employee is that we get time with a job coach if we want.

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Porch Work

One of my favorite things to do in Massachusetts is to walk from my place down to the main lobby, grab a cup of coffee, and head out to the front porch for an hour or two of work. Since I work from home, it can get quite isolating. When I’m on the porch, people […]

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The Buffalo Community

When I hear the word Buffalo, I am immediately filled with happy memories of western NY. It holds my favorite zoo, memories of great evenings eating chicken wings–listening to jazz and small bands, jaunts to Niagara, awesome WordPress meetups and WordCamps, picking up my kids from the bus station, and the city’s airport was the […]

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My Work as an Exterminator

Way back in high school I took a test to see what career I could thrive in. Can you imagine my family’s shock (and laughter) when my results came back, and we discovered that my optimal path was as an exterminator? While a super admirable career for many (and one I greatly appreciate), it definitely […]

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Ageism and Automattic

About a week ago I read an article on age and the workplace that was a bit chilling. It linked to a study, which shows that in the tech industry 43% of employees worry about losing their job due to their age The thought was sobering. Downright sad. And scary. What really gets me about all […]

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From Snow to the Snows — in June

Our final full day in Utah was spent on the ski/snowboard slopes at Snowbird. Yes, it was June 10. Let me say that again. June 10. And we were at the slopes. Can you feel hear my heart beating faster? Oh the joy of that day! The altitude got to Chris a bit (on his fourth […]