Mothers, Marriage & Mentors



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Your Careers Are Married Too

Dual-career marriages can be vibrant and healthy, but you won’t get there by accident. Diane Paddison shares 3 tips that can help bolster and fortify your marriage.


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Take Life In Stride

As we prepare for Mother’s Day, Mary Goodrich talks with us about the different transitions she’s dealt with in life and how she’s navigated her family through these changes.


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4word Intern and Auburn graduate, Avery Dale, shared on the Mentoring Monday radio show this week with Rick Tocquigny. She spoke on “doing it all with grace”.








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APPLY FOR THE UPCOMING 4WORD: MENTOR PROGRAM SESSION!: Having someone in your career corner can be the difference between staying where you are and reaching that dream job you’ve wanted for years. Join the 4word: Mentor Program and let us do the hard work of finding you a mentor that fits your needs. All you have to do is apply by May 29th!





ACHIEVE YOUR POTENTIAL: Diane Paddison was featured on the Eternal Leadership podcast and discussed why she believes a mentor is important, how to focus your goals, and the keys to putting fear behind you.





BEST MENTOR = MOM: Sue Shellenbarger with The Wall Street Journal talks about why many professional women become mentors to their daughters as they think about and enter the workforce..



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Video of the Week



Hallmark spoke with a variety of adults to hear what their mothers meant to them and what they wish they could say to them. You can watch all the videos by clicking this link.



A Pinterest Find


This Mother’s Day, make Mom feel special by making her an extra special (and yummy) Mother’s Day brunch! We found 20 recipes to get your creative juices flowing.



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