I had to fake my kids out so I could work from home today
12th December 2008 | 2149 views | 7 comments
By preschooler wants to be a fish when she grows up.
13th June 2008 | 1563 views | 2 comments
I was laughing too hard to get the camera
7th June 2008 | 1605 views | 1 comment
Lylah M. Alphonse
From Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Joined 2nd August 2007
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My Life To-Do List
Currently on my Life Wish List:
Go back to Amsterdam
Learn more about Art History
Goals I am working on:
Keeping an eye on Summer 2010!
Projects I am working on:
Getting over my fear about pitching stories to strange editors
What do you make for dinner when it's too hot to cook?
Asked on 21st August 2009 | 4 replies
Have you ever had to deal with identity theft? How long did it take for you to resolve the problem(s)?
Asked on 21st August 2009 | 1 reply
With respect to your kids, what are some things you "absolutely" want to be there for? If you work long or odd hours, how do you prioritize?
Answered on 23rd June 2011:
School performances and graduations are high on the list. I'm lucky in that my job is flexible enough, most of the time, for me to dart out for an event and finish up my workload at night, after the kids are in bed. (My last job wasn't, so I'm very grateful for that level of flexibility now). Friend birthday parties are much lower on my list, probably because even my little kids are a bit older now, and my youngest son's friends are mostly the younger siblings of my daughter's friends, so we all take turns chauffeuring the children from one party to the next (and supervising).
How do you handle those times in the career where you're busy but without concrete proof to show for your efforts? I have lots of irons in the fire, spend my day answering emails, reaching out to prospective partners for my company, etc. But I'm in a vall
Answered on 22nd April 2010:
Break each goal down into small steps, and focus on the progress you're making on each of those steps. Sometimes, it's difficult to see how all of your efforts add up unless you stop and acknowledge each bit of effort!