Children Learn What They Live

23 06 2009

Source: Subconsciously Speaking:March/April 1996


If children live with criticism, they learn to condemn.
If children live with hostility, they learn to fight.
If children live with ridicule, they learn to be shy.
If children live with shame, they learn to feel guilty.
If children live with tolerance, they learn to be patient.
If children live with encouragement, they learn confidence.
If children live with praise, they learn to appreciate.
If children live with fairness, they learn justice.
If children live with security, they learn to have faith.
If children live with approval, they learn to like themselves.
If children live with acceptance and friendship, they learn to find love in the world.

*I would also like to ad that if young children are given the chance to solve their own problems they will amaze their parents with brilliant solutions. Too many times I see parents reactions and control (including my own) stifle a childs confidence. Now that I’m home with G full time I am reminded every day just how smart and thoughtful she is and I try to encourage that to the fullest. The latest is sharing…I was making enchiladas the other night and upon tasting the filling she asked for a taste but then added..”mommy taste?” and I said ofcourse Mommy does need some too…so put some on a fork and she delivered the taste to mommy. I just love this kid!


Turtle Tuesday

15 06 2009

So perhaps this is overboard on planning ~ my wife is like that.  BUT after you spend a few days with your little one with little to no formal plan in action you quickly learn that your not only in over your head but this is HARD work.  Part of you yearns for your 9-5 back again, but the part that wants to make the most of an ugly situation heads the library, organizes his thoughts and gets to work.

Turtle Tuesday

9:00 – 9:30 Circle Time

Wake Up Song:

(start by bending over touching your toes)

I w-a-ke in the morning

I stre-e-e-tch to the light
(slowly stand up and reach tall with your arms extended above you)

I JUMP (jump, keeping your arms up high) to the Sun

I am ready to start my day
(bring your arms down to your sides)

Two Little Turtles – (From Two Little Blackbirds)

Two little turles climbing up the tree.

(Show turtles and slowly wiggle them around like they are swimming)

One named Wille and one named Tee.

(Show one turtle, then the other one)

Crawl away Willie, crawl away Tee.

(Hide one turtle behind your back, then hide the other behind your back.)

Crawl back Willie, crawl back Tee.

(Bring back one turtle and then the other one, so now both are showing)

The Wheels on the Bus

The wheels on the bus go round and round,
round and round,
round and round.
The wheels on the bus go round and round,
all through the town.

Horns…beep beep beep

Wipers…swish swish swish

Money…clink clink clink

Driver…move on back, move on back, move on back

Babies…wah wah wah

Mommy/Daddy…I love you, I love you, I love you

Review today’s points of interest:

Lesson:             Fast & S-L-O-W

Primarily for walking around at the pool,  in stores, and in the house with objects we shouldn’t run with

“”We walk fast when we’re excited.

We walk slow around pools.

We walk fast when we’re in a hurry.

We walk slow when we’re being careful carrying scissors

We walk fast when we’re RUNNING

We walk slow when we’re carrying our food””

(don’t forget to get up and DO IT with them)

Color:               Green

Letter:              G

Number:           2

Shape:              Square

Animal:             Turtle

Day:                 Tuesday

9:30 – 10:30 OUTSIDE

Play! Play! Play!

On your way be sure to keep today’s points of interest in mind!

  • Look for green in buildings, flowers & cars
  • Look for two flowers, two leaves, two blades of grass
  • Walk sllllllllow like a turtle then run fast fast fast!

10:30 – 11:00 ART Project

  • Color / Paint Willie T. Urtle
    • Practice coloring slow
    • Practice coloring FAST
  • Color / Paint Willie T. Urtle’s shell
  • Glue shell on top of willie T
  • Add eyes

(prep for lunch)

11:00 – 11:30  Cook Lunch

11:30 – 12:00 Eat lunch

12:00 – 12:30  TV time

12:30 – 2:30    NAPTIME

Daddy daycare does:

  • Quick clean-up of living room
  • Check e-mail
  • Search internet for jobs
  • Prep snack

If up before 2:30 – pull out toys in bins & free play

2:30 – 3:00      Snack

3:00 – 3:30      Reading Time

The Tortoise and The Hare

There once was a speedy hare who bragged about how fast he could run. Tired of hearing him boast, Slow and Steady, the tortoise, challenged him to a race. All the animals in the forest gathered to watch. Hare ran down the road for a while and then and paused to rest. He looked back at Slow and Steady and cried out, “How do you expect to win this race when you are walking along at your slow, slow pace?” Hare stretched himself out alongside the road and fell asleep, thinking, “There is plenty of time to relax.”

Slow and Steady walked and walked. He never, ever stopped until he came to the finish line.

The animals who were watching cheered so loudly for Tortoise, they woke up Hare.

Hare stretched and yawned and began to run again, but it was too late. Tortoise was over the line.

After that, Hare always reminded himself, “Don’t brag about your lightning pace, for Slow and Steady won the race!”

Other Books:

  • Look for green
  • Things in two’s
  • The letter G

3:30 – 4:00 Tactile play

“WET” Turtles live & play in the water

  • go to the pool or…
  • Bring bowls of water outside – some hot, some cold, some icy
  • Paint with water on the side walk, on your body,  splash & have fun!

4:00 – 5:00 GET MOMMY & GO for a walk / play outside!!!

turtle pic




My Resume

15 06 2009

While I love my little girl ~ no doubt about it.  Let it be known that our household (and another one in fact) NEEDS me to find a real 9-5.  If you think you can help I’d be eternally grateful.  E-mail me for a .doc / .pdf version if you like.


12+ years recruiting experience

10 years specializing in technical recruiting

Program Manager, Sales Consultant, Driven Team Leader

Product/Technical Experience

  • Project Management: Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Applicant Tracking Software: NetMedia, PeopleSoft, PeopleClick, Resumix
  • Languages/Development Tools/Applications: Survey Monkey, Lotus Notes, Lotus Word Pro 9,
  • Operating Environments: Windows, Lotus Notes

Professional Experience

IBM Global Business Services – Fairfax, VA

June 2004 – March 2009

Recruiting Program Manager – Commercial Sector

March 2006 – March 2009

  • Managed all recruiting activities for multiple Vice Presidents of Middle Market / Commercial Sector
  • Consistently maintained an accept rate of 85%
  • Wrote, launched and did post survey analysis for new candidate hiring process and interview days.
  • Worked with Service Line teams, Recruiting Leaders and Sourcing to establish a consistent recruiting plan.  Managed that plan and presented quantifiable results on a quarterly and annual basis.
  • Created, posted and maintained all job postings on internal and external sites
  • Reviewed internal and external candidates
  • Conducted initial interview of all external candidates
  • Established interview schedule for the team and ensured that candidate flow was adequate to meet our targets
  • Facilitated interview days throughout the U.S.
  • Prepared and entered candidate information into a management database, and tracked candidates throughout the hiring process
  • Created job offers with hiring partner
  • Closed candidates and established start dates according to business needs
  • Conduct special projects as needed

Senior Recruiter – Public Sector

(Application Innovation – Security, Privacy & Wireless)

June 2004 – March 2006

  • Key point of contact for Service Line Leaders and all managers within Security, Privacy and Wireless.
  • Established and managed recruiting plans based on quarterly targets.
  • Created, posted and maintained all job postings on internal and external sites.
  • Reviewed internal and external candidates and moved them through the process as needed
  • Conducted initial interview of all candidates
  • Establish interview schedule for the team and ensured that candidate flow was adequate to meet our targets.
  • Facilitated interview day events within our Washington DC location.
  • Attended job fairs targeting government employees and those with security clearances
  • Prepared and entered candidate information into a management database, and tracked candidates throughout the hiring process
  • Created job offers
  • Closed candidates and established start dates according to business needs
  • Conduct special projects as needed

Precept Clinical – Vienna, VA

July 2002 – July 2002

Pharmaceutical Recruiter

  • Sourced candidates through online advertising, resume banks, referrals, and cold-calls
  • Qualified resumes and prescreened candidates through phone interviews
  • Prepared candidates for client interviews
  • Checked references and verified past employment on perspective hires
  • Negotiated salary, benefits, and relocation for candidates

Corporate Management Corporate Search – McLean, VA

April 2002 – July 2002

Financial Recruiter

  • Initiated calls to perspective clients to establish new business
  • Visited client sites to build rapport and increase business
  • Sourced candidates through multiple channels
  • Reviewed and edited resumes as needed
  • Presented qualified candidates to clients
  • Conducted reference and background checks
  • Focal point for negotiating salary and benefits with clients and candidates

Quality Services Moving – Lorton, VA 08/01 – 07/04

August 2001 – June 2004

Sales Consultant

July 2003 – June 2004

  • Sourced prospective customers through internet and print advertising
  • Build network of clients through referrals, mass marketing and contacts with real estate agents
  • Educated clients on procedures
  • Negotiated prices and establish contracts with residential and corporate clientele
  • Troubleshoot and problem solve all issues with operations staff before they create problems with customers

Driver/Team Leader

August 2001 – June 2004

  • Coordinated with operations staff to transport household goods safely
  • Interact with customers to ensure excellent customer service and resolve any issues during the move
  • Lead crew at job site to motivate and maintain excellent customer service

IBM Staffing (Contracted through Manpower Technical) 01/00 – 08/01

Southfield, MI

Senior Technical Recruiter

  • Developed strategic recruiting plans in accordance with Equal Opportunity Employment guidelines
  • Prepared and entered candidate information into Resumix, tracked candidates throughout the hiring process
  • Conduct interviews onsite at local Ford facility
  • Involved in visa transfer for candidates
  • Participated in compensation negotiation with candidates and management
  • Presented verbal offers
  • Closed candidates

Education / Training

  • Southern Connecticut State 1986 – 1988

Studied Business Administration

Experience Summary

An innovative, analytical recruiting professional, with more than 12 years experience sourcing and managing candidates in the fields of IT, Security Privacy & Wireless, Strategy, Organizational Change, Human Capital Management, Pharmaceutical and Finance in both the public and private sectors.  Principal strengths include developing client relationships, business opportunities, screening candidates, building rapport with candidates, salary negotiation and closing both candidates and clients.