Tag: children

Guilt Management

Guilt Management for Mothers

In the last few days, I was reading Sheryl Sandberg’s book: Lean In – Women, Work, and the Will to Lead. (Thank you my friend, Vanessa for the recommendation!) I am planning to write a separate post about the book itself, but one sentence of Sheryl resonated me a lot. She writes: “Guilt management can […]

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Five Things I Learned while NOT Traveling for 403 days

  Being quite addicted to traveling (yes, I have to admit that!), I love taking my luggage and heading to the airport, visiting new countries or getting back to familiar places. Although I was over 25 when I took my first flight, travel became an addiction soon. I’ve been to more than thirty countries in […]

How I Got Started in IT

Everyone has his/her own story of life, and I’d like to share mine here. I was born as the first child of a very poor family, living in Eastern Hungary. My mother is a seamstress, my father is a metal worker. I inherited my father’s skills at problem solving; he had been always good in […]

Life is not Perfect

When you read blogs and social media updates (Facebook, Twitter, etc.), you might have the impression that everyone else’s life is easy and much better than yours. People tend to post their positive feelings, emotions, and experiences – and their lives tend to be enviable. I am not an exception either. “Good for you!”, “Easy […]

Ditch and Delegate

This is what I am doing! And it feels great 🙂 I make no apology for writing quite often about being a working mom – it’s a big part of my life, and the same for many of you I know. On that note, I’d like to share this piece 25 Things Every Working Mom […]

Tomorrow’s Thought Leaders Today

  ‘Thought Leader’ and ‘Influencer’ are very much buzz words across the digital space (‘space’ that’s another one!). Very few people who become leaders in this field actually set out to self-style themselves to be a thought leader or influencer in my opinion. I think they just did their thing, shared it, and people began […]

Prime Time – The Importance of Communication

I share the (quite common) belief that, if you don’t have a habit of open and continual communication with your kids, then neither will they with you. I don’t intend to simplify the syndrome typical to many kids who, upon reaching teenage years, think that the last (cool) person on earth to talk to is […]

It Takes a Global Village to Raise a Child

  There’s a great deal written about education and what’s best for our children.You know me – I strongly embrace anything which broadens the mind, builds experience and promotes inquisitiveness, above and beyond what is offered in the school system. I’m fortunate to be an entrepreneur who has designed my professional life around my personal […]

Mentoring Generation-Z

  The value of a mentor is immense. Mentors come in many guises, but generally are of a different generation to the mentoree, in order to be able to provide the depth and breadth of experience, knowledge and expertise needed to contribute effectively to the development of each mentoree. This is one reason why, as […]

Agility with Children – Tools and Techniques

  Making a plan vital in order to be able to meet all the children’s needs.  If you have to drive the kids to school as well as  afternoon activities like we do, it needs to be feasible. First, because you cannot be in two places at the same time. Second, because driving always needs […]

Agility with Children – Decisions and Dedication

Some of you might know that I’ve been a Certified Scrum Master for several years. Being passionate about agile techniques has its own benefits in my professional work, but also in my everyday life. Sure, we don’t live our family life in sprints, and don’t start our days with stand-up meetings. But we definitely have […]

A Precious Time

Sometimes it suddenly strikes me how fast my children are growing. It can almost seem that one day they were entirely dependent babies and then in no time at all, they have become independent with a great many opinions, likes and dislikes, entirely their own. It’s fascinating to see the effects of nature and nurture […]

A Brand New Life

There can be no more exciting life experience, than that of a brand new life.  Every mother certainly knows this!  A new baby fills us with such love, joy and gratitude. Whether a first time mother, or a mother of many seasons, the sense of wonder is indescribable.  All our hopes and dreams become rekindled […]

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Kids & Kindle

  Coming from a non-English speaking background and working in the international arena has made honing my language skills extremely important to me personally and professionally. As a mother, I am very aware of the advantages that proficiency in the world’s first common language, English, will bring to my children.  My kids already understand the […]

Life Changes (and “Customer Service”)

During our lives, we experience many life changes. Some of them we are prepared for and some of them come flying at us out of left field, catching us thoroughly unprepared. Yet where ever they manifest from, and whether or not, we welcome them, these changes have to be accommodated: that’s life! In business, coping […]