Jen-Gerlock

Someday Is Today

Groupon wants me to get Botox. No, seriously. They DO. Up until today, my weekly emails were largely harmless, featuring the likes of petting zoos and pottery making. No more. Groupon is now sending me straight down the botulism brick road. “$350 value for only $100. Buy now!” Their timing is ironic; today I turn 43. Getting older…

empty closet

Learning To Invest In Myself

I was recently talking with some male colleagues and during the course of the conversation it was revealed that they are more successful at being a woman than I am. Well, maybe not being a woman, exactly, but certainly in investing in themselves. (We’re talking custom tailored shirts, countless shoe options and tremendous watch collections.) When…

DAY OFF

Work Life Balance – Personal Time Off

I literally winced submitting my PTO request. It is mid-November and have a ridiculous number of vacation days left to take before year’s end. I am an idiot. One might think that oodles of PTO would be a welcome bit of news, but I’m here to tell you that in my world, it is definitely not. All…

NOT the perfect mom

Not the Perfect Mom

“Mom, why are you crying?” asked my 13 year old. I was true. I was crying. In fact, I was on a bit of a jag at that moment trying desperately to conceal it from my family. His being confused was understandable, after all, it was Friday night (family night) and we were eating pizza and…