Melanie Mauer

Lisle Hendrickson | What Makes Me Happy

2017-08-18T13:19:55-04:00June 27th, 2009|Guest Bloggers|

I was born on my mother's bed in Santa Ana, CA, the third of eight children. It had the potential to be an embarrassing situation, but thankfully I was busy enough that I didn't care. I went to Ricks College, then to Weber State University, where I met my husband and then finished my degree (BA in English). I have four children, no marketable skills, and I spend all my "free" time driving, planning youth activities for church, and pretending I can manage my time well enough to have a creative hobby. For this post, I asked Lisle what makes her happy and to then collect images that visually capture the why of that happiness. Make sure you read all the way to #14 - her discussion of Wyoming quite lovely. She begins:

Pew Research Center’s “Fewer Mothers Prefer Full-Time Work”

2017-08-18T13:19:59-04:00September 5th, 2007|Dare Dream Do, Personal|

Hello, hello! We’ve been on vacation for the better part of two weeks -- plenty of time to think, little time to write. Next time I go on hiatus, I will let you know beforehand. The first order of belated business is to direct you to the blogs of Barbara Torris and Brett Farmiloe. Brett, the founder of Pursue the Passion, who put finger to keyboard to tell his story, while Barbara, a 65 year-old retired educator and grandmother, who helps me see my possibilities, has identified her heros. The second order of business is to flag a report (with a nod to Entrepreneur Daily and USA Today) published by the Pew Research Center Social and Demographic Trends Project titled "Fewer Mothers Prefer Full-Time Work". I wasn't all that surprised to learn that 6 in 10 full-time working moms would prefer to work part-time; however, I was intrigued to learn that the divide between working and at-home moms has widened.