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December 12th, 2017

Twinkling Lights, Homemade Treats, & Some Time Off

We are a full week into December, and the holidays are in full swing, even at PeKu. Last week on Think Tasty and Holidays Helper, we highlighted Hanukkah with an assortment of craft projects, book suggestions, and delicious recipes. Next week we will be focusing on Christmas on both of those sites. Plus, at Your Parenting Info we will have great advice for handling the holidays with children of all ages. Whether your child is 16 months or 16 years, one needs to think about balancing holidays and the rest of
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February 9th, 2017

What’s in a Title?

Over the past twelve months I have made many career changes, while at the same time retaining other roles. Thus, when I have introduced myself, I usually described myself as the CEO of an online publishing company. Then, a couple weeks ago, I met a new neighbor and used that description. As I walked away, I had one of those lightbulb moments: should I really describe myself as that now?

The easy answer may be yes. I am writing the Editorially Yours column for the aforementioned online publishing company to share this quandry. However, I know that PeKu is
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January 24th, 2017

Thinking About Food

The decision to reduce PeKu to only one active publication was made purely due to business sense. Implementing that decision was difficult. I had to let go of team members who'd been with me for years, minimize my startup that felt like a child of mine, and recognize that PeKu was no longer the sizable publishing company that it used to be.

With only Think Tasty left, I began focusing my energies on making it the best food blog I could. In that process, I have been surprised as to how much I enjoy this new role. It's not
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January 10th, 2017

Hello, 2017!

Like I have done for the past few years, I arrange my work schedule so that the week between Christmas and New Year has minimal work projects. As the only writer, I assigned no articles that week. I edited ahead of schedule so that I would be free of that duty also. In addition, I turned off my professional social media channels and skipped my weekly review of stats.

Of course, as a one-woman business, I can't turn everything off, so I checked emails and other items crucial to the running of PeKu. Just having fewer items on my
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December 20th, 2016

Glimmers of Christmas Brightness

Two weeks ago I wrote about how I have been struggling to find the joy I usually feel during the holiday season. Thankfully through the anticipation of events, planned activities, and patience, I have found my heart and mind embracing more of my typical holiday spirit.

We moved into our new home in early December. Although this was a bright spot, it is also where the need for patience came into play. It was wonderful to have a place that was our own, but moving into a home and unpacking it are two very different things. My irrational self
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December 6th, 2016

Trying to Make Christmas Bright

The Christmas season is my favorite time of year. I love the lights, the decorations, the sparkle in young children's eyes. It's the time of year when there seems to be extra cheer and I get to spend even more time cooking for others. For me, all of this excitement begins on the day after Thanksgiving.

This year, however, it's quite different. It's my first year as an empty nester, which makes the start of the holiday season feel so different. Although it's been years since I read a Christmas book to my kids at bedtime, I'm used to
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