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Comments About Oprah's USC Commencement Speech

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“Be thankful for what you have; you'll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don't have, you will never, ever have enough.” -Oprah Winfrey The only thing I love more than graduations is a really good commencement speech. And no one gives a speech better than Oprah Winfrey. I learned that Oprah recently gave a commencement speech. And I listened to it.

Reading on the Run: Articles of Interest to Working Moms

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English: An artist's depiction of the rat race in reference to the work and life balance. See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rat_race Made with following images: http://www.openclipart.org/detail/75385 http://www.openclipart.org/detail/74137 (Photo credit: Wikipedia ) Successful working women keep track of important matters in the news. However, we are not one-dimensional. Some of us also want to keep up with celebrity gossip and fashion news too. Even in the era of the Internet and 24 hour news shows and E! it can be challenging to keep up with everything. Fortunately for you, I make it my job to keep up on articles of interest to working moms and when I find notable ones, I share them with you. Below are three that sparked my interest.    Articles of Interest to Working Moms  " Why You Should Hire a Mom "    This article discusses the benefits of hiring mothers, which are numerous.  It makes the case for why companies should hire moms and develop policies

Wednesday Words of Wisdom: Work/Life Balance is Elusive for Parents and Singles

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"If you neglect to recharge a battery, it dies. And if you run full-speed ahead without stopping  for water, you lose momentum to finish the race." -- Oprah Winfrey As a working mother I understand why the challenges of working parents attaining work/life balance is a popular topic for bloggers and journalists. Since having my daughter twenty months ago I can tell you that I have yet to get ahead of my housework or even get caught up on it.   I remain a work in progress, trying to be the best mom that I can be without drowning in the sea of toys, obligations and responsibilities that I call my life. Admittedly though, balance was challenging for me as a single person too, especially when I worked at a law firm .  The work pressures as an associate in a major firm were enormous. I was often overworked and exhausted. And when my work was not as plentiful I worried about not meeting my billable hour requirements. It was a never-ending cycle. “The law is a jealou