Many of us were fortunate enough to not only have mothers who helped to make us strong, but aunts as well. My father’s sister, Juliet or JuJu, was the perfect aunt throughout my first 40 years. First of all, we shared the same first name though my parents modified “Juliet” to “Julia”. When I was a junior in high school, I was dating a soldier from the local military base. I overheard a conversation between my mother and JuJu in which my mother expressed great concern that I w
As Mother’s Day approaches, I am again reminded of how far ahead of the times my mother was when she taught me how to properly shake hands so many years ago. Through the years, I have met females of all ages who are unsure how to shake hands. Some don’t offer a hand, some have a half handshake, some have a weak handshake. The ones who stand out are the ones who have a strong, firm handshake! For me, it can make the difference in whether or not I hire someone for our staff
Mother’s Day is a time to say thanks…whether recalling a special memory of your mother or, for the fortunate ones, thanking your mother in person. My mother’s career was taking care of her six children. My career has ranged from secretary to social worker to HR director to newspaper publisher to business owner.
I was one of the fortunate daughters whose mother always not only encouraged, but assumed, that I would have a professional career. A lesson my mother taught me w