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Simone DeMorro

Dear Carmen - tell your children that an old lady in CT thinks they are very lucky to have you as a mother! Keep up the good lessons and enjoy every minute. Too soon they are grown and gone. Have a wonderful summer.

Megan

So I just read an article (clickbait, really) and wanted to add something...

Dear Carmen's kids,
Do what you love, not what will make you rich. Don't let articles like http://www.salary.com/8-college-degrees-with-the-worst-return-on-investment/ sway you. Some of the jobs listed in that article are the most important ones for a well-functioning society that I can think of. I majored in the #1 major on that list and live quite decently, even if I don't have a BMW, and I actually enjoy my work and usually don't stress about work in my down time. Do what you love.

Annette

Thank you so much for these pearls of wisdon. You put into words what has been juggling around in my have been completely unable to articulate.
Bravo!!

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  • Carmen Staicer is a whirlwind of energy and execution, who never sleeps and drinks way too much coffee. She works from home as the Programs Manager for BlogHer, and is the mom to six kids, most of whom play instruments, sing or dance and all of whom are much smarter than she will ever be. In other words, her house is never ever quiet or still. A concentration of food allergies, spectrum disorders and learning disabilities means that she spends an awful lot of time second guessing herself and Dr. Googling, as well as learning to cook everything the family might like to eat. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, boxing (she has her Black Belt in Muay Thai), sleeping, exploring coffee shops, photography, ballet class and cooking. She excels in being a smart mouth and has her major in sarcasm, with a minor in BS studies.