Mom, Career Woman, and Legal Scholar


Posted: Oct 26, 2020 5:00 PM

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A woman of faith, working mother, wife, respected scholar, and person of integrity and character are good descriptions for Judge Amy Coney Barrett.  If confirmed this week by the United States Senate, she would become the first United States Supreme Court Justice to have school-aged children while serving on our nation’s highest court.

Her story resonates with me.  I, too, have had a full time, fast paced, high profile career all while raising a young family.  When I watched Judge Barrett walk with her large family in tow, including her husband and seven children, two of whom she adopted from Haiti and her youngest, precious son with Downs Syndrome, I was immediately drawn.

For that moment, I wasn’t thinking about Judge Barrett’s decades of experience as

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NHS tennis star caps career with Overall state title – Sports – Times Record

In her final sanctioned high school tennis event, Kate Files claimed a state title.

Though it wasn’t the 6A title she relentlessly pursued in her entire four-year career at Northside, Files more than compensated for that last week when she won the girls singles title at the state Overall tournament in North Little Rock.

Most certainly, Files was overjoyed to win the Overall event after being defeated in the state finals three times, more recently two weeks ago.

“I just stayed really focused and I’ve been working hard the last couple of months and I think that really helped, just staying focused and ready to play and being relaxed and having fun out there,” Files – named the Times Record’s Athlete of the Week – said.

“It’s really special; it means a lot to me because I’ve been really close to winning state the last couple of years, so I

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John Cleese’s incredibly silly life and career to date

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Glenview teenager Queeva makes big career move with Nashville publishing deal

So many have traveled the road to Nashville.

Sitting in the back seat, just another teenage girl with another tantalizing dream watching the miles go by outside her window, praying that someone in Music City would give her the chance to help her make her music dreams come true.

The singer/songwriter in this case is Queeva McDonagh.

Donning a light blue crop top with ruffled sleeves, the Glenview resident — who goes professionally by the singular Queeva — found herself in Nashville in September seated at a conference table signing a a publishing deal contract with Songs of New Town.

“I just can’t read or understand contracts, so I’m hoping that’s what I signed,” the 17-year-old says with a hearty laugh during a recent phone chat just days after returning from yet another trip to Nashville, this time to film a music video at a local roller rink. “Those contracts

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Georges St-Pierre surprised, wishes Khabib Nurmagomedov well after ‘perfect career’

Many viewers were caught off-guard when UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov took off his gloves and placed them in the center of the cage Saturday after defeating Justin Gaethje at UFC 254.

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Among them was former UFC welterweight champion and UFC middleweight champion, Georges St-Pierre, who was watching closely as part of the UFC’s French broadcast team.

“I was surprised,” St-Pierre told ESPN moments after the fight. “I was not expecting that at all. … I thought he wanted to do, and all the people in the media said he wanted to do 30-0. That’s his choice. What a great way to finish a career. He left an incredible legacy. One of the best to have ever done it – maybe the best to have ever done it.”

Nurmagomedov (29-0 MMA, 13-0 UFC) and St-Pierre have been long linked to a potential super fight with both

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Marioli Sterling Speaks Out on Career in Social Work

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Marioli Sterling was recently featured in an exclusive interview

FOREST HILLS, NY / ACCESSWIRE / October 26, 2020 / In a recent interview with Thrive Global, Marioli Sterling shared what she has learned throughout her career in social work. She also shared how she respects everyone in the field that she has met, as they have acted as role models and are dedicated to their work.

Marioli Sterling was a foster care caseworker and holds a Master’s degree in Social Work from Fordham University. She also worked as a program supervisor then as the program director of a child welfare preventative program, helping families with minor children at risk of foster care placement.

In the interview, Marioli Sterling shared how she got interested in the field of social work when

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10 Women Share The Biggest Career Risks They Ever Took (And Why They Paid Off)

Taking risks is always intimidating. It can be scary to leave comfort and safety behind and leap toward a potentially difficult and life-altering decision. But anything worth having rarely comes from taking the easy path.

To inspire you to take that “big chance” you’ve been dreaming about, we asked 10 members of Young Entrepreneur Council about the biggest career risks they’ve ever taken. Below they shared their stories about what happened and what they learned from following their instincts.

1. Jumping Into My Business With Both Feet

I left the comfort, safety and security of a full-time legal job to continue building my companies. I had a mortgage and monetary commitments, but luckily all the risk was on me. I had not started a family at that point, so

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It’s Time To Stop Feeling Sorry For Yourself And Start Reinventing Your Career And Life

It’s been eight long months of painfully enduring the Covid-19 pandemic. You’re still concerned about catching or spreading the disease. For many people, the dire economic, job-related and mental health consequences far exceed the virus itself. Studies have shown a rapid increase in substance abuse, feelings of depression and suicides are on the rise. 

The situation you’re stuck in

Many people are panicked over how they are going to afford their rent, mortgages, tuition payments and continue the lifestyle they’ve grown accustomed to. Divorces are becoming more common, as the financial stress, coupled with being cooped up at home for months without any end in sight, has pushed people to their breaking points. It doesn’t help that we’re fed a steady diet of hate, anger and divisiveness from the media on a daily basis—turning Americans against each other.  

Your life and career are closely intertwined. It’s necessary to focus

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Dallas DJ Ursa Minor finds new pandemic career as the Butter Fairy

One of Dallas’ best DJs is now thriving as a baker selling cookies. DJ Ursa Minor is also the Butter Fairy.

Rachel Harvey knows how to pivot. Once a flute player studying music education at the University of Houston, she left school and moved back to North Texas after becoming more interested in being a DJ.

After seven years as DJ Ursa Minor, Harvey quit her day job in 2019 and started mixing full time. She had regular spots at local clubs, private gigs, residencies, and corporate jobs for companies, including Netflix. But then the pandemic shut everything down in March, and her career came to a screeching halt.

“I had to do a bit of digging for myself,” Harvey says. “I’ve always baked, and I found an old Facebook post from 2015 of me bringing chocolate chip cookies to gigs. That’s what I used to do. I had

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Dustin Pedroia’s Red Sox career is almost certainly over, and what a ride it was

Tomase: An appreciation for Dustin Pedroia’s Red Sox career originally appeared on NBC Sports Boston

Dustin Pedroia reached Fenway Park for the first time in September of 2006 with an aww-shucks demeanor and a tendency to stare at his shoes during interviews. At 5-foot-9 and already exhibiting the hint of a receding hairline, he wasn’t much to look at. Was this really the team’s top prospect?

“You haven’t seen the real Pedey yet,” one of his friends told me. “He’s cocky. He’s got an EDGE. You’ll see.”

Did we ever. Within a year, Pedroia was a household name, winning both the Rookie of the Year award and a World Series. By the end of his second full season, he owned an MVP. The Laser Show had been born.

We envisioned Pedroia playing out his Red Sox career well into this decade and then making a case for Cooperstown. He’d challenge

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