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What I Want To Teach My Daughters

July 27, 2013

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Don’t let your gender, your race, or your differences define you. You are a person. Don’t let anyone convince you otherwise. Doing so can narrow your perception of possible.You do not need rescued. Chivalry is respect. Appreciate it.When a guy offers his chair to you or gets the door for you or offers to help […]

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WIT: My Opinion

July 27, 2013

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This is a post I’ve started writing 7 different times. I’m not kidding. I have SEVEN different titles in my Live Writer drafts, ranging from “The Boy in the Ballet,” (which I started after attending my daughters’ dance recital, where I couldn’t stop staring in fascination at the 1 or 2 boys onstage amidst 15 […]

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Why Aren’t There More Women in Technology?

April 7, 2013

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While doing a search on being my own roadblock, I recently stumbled up this video, entitled, “Overcoming My Biggest Roadblock, Myself” by Sabrina Farmer (a Site Reliability Engineer at Google responsible for Gmail), and was speechless. It’s so raw, so real, so honest. You can feel her vulnerability. Every word she spoke resonated to my […]

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My Daughter’s First User Group Meeting

January 26, 2012

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When I received this email yesterday from Todd Stone, who runs the Dallas .NET Micro User Group, I called my husband to ask for his support picking up our 5yo so I could take Katelyn, our 8yo, to this meeting: Agenda: Shawn Weisfeld will demo a robot he built with Robotics Studio and a Kinect […]

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Reflections on Facing My Biggest Fears

September 3, 2011

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This is a follow-up to my unforgivably long very first blog post. In that post, I admitted to my three biggest fears: 1. Fear of Peer Rejection (“People Being Mean”) News flash: When Scott Hanselman tweets a link to your first (ever) blog entry and it gets 1,490 hits in a week, you have two […]

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What? Me, Interesting? Are You Crazy or Just Being Kind?

March 13, 2011

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Disclaimer: If you decide to read this, please do so with the understanding that this is MY story. I don’t (and I can’t) speak for anyone else. All I can do is tell MY experience. This was written as a soul-searching self-discovery after being so inspired by Scott Hanselman at Microsoft Web Camp in Austin […]

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