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Society has built this idea of a corporate ladder. The theory is that you start at the bottom of a company and keep moving up until you reach lower management, middle-management, executive management, and then the CEO level. But, what if managing people isn’t for you? In online learning, the idea is similar. Members of […]

Redefining Success

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Ok, honestly I haven’t really changed, just became a better version of my “old” self. Over the past year I have been really focusing on my own mental health, personal growth, and figuring out what is next. After 3.5 years, this Fall semester I will be defending my dissertation and becoming Dr. Blair Stamper. In […]

The New and Improved Blair Stamper

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Wow, it has been awhile.  It’s funny – whenever I’m on vacation, I think, “I should really start my blog up again.”  Then I write 1 or 2 entries, life takes over and the blog gets put on the back-burner.  Well here I am and you guessed it, I’m finishing up my vacation. It is […]

A Week of Gratitude

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We’ve all been guilty of giving the worst advice ever.  And we’ve all been on the receiving end of this aforementioned advice.  In your darkest moments, “everything happens for a reason” is the last thing you want to hear. While the giver of this advice more than likely has the best intentions in place, it […]

The Worst Advice Ever

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I’m sure you’ve heard the huge hype of the Netflix Original Movie, Bird Box.  I’m not normally one of the ones to jump on the bandwagon of watching shows just because everyone else has seen it.  But, of course, I got sucked into it when my husband started watching it one Friday night.  You may […]

Vulnerability in a Bird Box

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It is time for that “new year, new me” movement.  My husband always makes fun of this time of year, because it is a bunch of people making goals that by February, they’ve probably abandoned.  I’ve found making goals throughout the year and making small attainable steps to reach those goals are much better comprehended […]

New Years 2019

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Recently, I’ve been wondering how in the world my husband can go to the store for t-shirts and spend $40 and get 5-6 shirts.  Whereas I go to the store and get 4 shirts and have to pay $65.  Am I just shopping wrong?  Do I get different brands?  Or, is there truly a difference […]

A Woman’s Shopping Injustice

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This weekend, I celebrated my first 29th birthday of many more to come.  It was a really great weekend.  I was able to spend some quality time with the hubby and Bales. Bailee and I also celebrated her future best friend, Gavin, at his baby shower! This year has been a lot of changes.  One […]

Making Enemies while Finding Myself

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When Brett and I started talking about parenting, I thought I knew exactly who I was going to be.  I am a huge planner, as many of you know, so I read all the baby books, Googled all the symptoms, and prepared in whatever way I thought possible. My vision of being a parent was […]

Who I thought versus Who I am

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Oh my goodness does time fly.  I feel like I’m going to have to do weekly blog posts just to catch up with all the amazingness that has happened in the past 8 months.  Yes, that is right.  Bailee is 8 months old.  Um, what?! Since, I am so behind in posting anything about Bailee […]

Bailee’s First Halloween

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