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Build Your Resume As A Stay At Home Parent

You're a stay-at-home parent and you're ready to enter the work force. Maybe it's the first time. Maybe it's the first time in a long time. No matter what phase of your career development you're in, coming out of a stint at home can be daunting. What have you contributed? What have you learned? What skills could possibly translate to the workforce? How do you even update your resume? Fortunately, the answer to all of those questions is "A lot, actually!"

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#upwardfamily: Meal Prep for Beginners

There are a few things I take seriously in my family: bed times, boxed wine, and meal prep. It used to consume a huge amount of my time, finding recipes and building grocery lists week after week. Because like most mothers, I force myself to parent on expert mode meaning no meal could be repeated within a 30 day time frame. Rational, I know. But times have changed, and meal prep has become automated. And it's time you automate too.

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The Grass Is Greener Where You Water It

We as humans have the tendency to covet what we don't have. It's in our DNA somehow. And if it isn't in our DNA, it is certainly a hideous learned behavior. This "grass is greener on the other side" notion is remarkably toxic. It ruins marriages, professional relationships, finances, families. Envy, or the reactions caused by envy, ranks up there with hurricanes, tsunamis, and wild fires as one of the most destructive forces of nature.

And like most natural disasters, you can't prevent the covetous feelings. But you can take steps to prepare for it.

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5 Tips to Meal Prep Like a #BOSS

You've heard it a million times. Meal prepping is an incredible way to simplify your life and save you money; but, we gals at #upwardalways hope you will finally give it an earnest try.  It doesn't have to be a big, drawn out production, but it will make your life easier.

Here are a few tips to make it easy!

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