Fireside 2.1 (https://fireside.fm) Good Girl Gone Boss Blog https://www.goneboss.com/articles Wed, 03 Jun 2020 00:15:00 -0400 Good Girl Gone Boss Blog en-us Good Girl Gone Boss at Home VodCast Episode 8 https://www.goneboss.com/articles/good-girl-gone-boss-at-home-vodcast-episode-8 Wed, 03 Jun 2020 00:15:00 -0400 matt@mwhowell.com 93cc8658-c8d2-4f99-8ea5-cbe30621d288 On this episode of Good Girl Gone Boss, we check in with Debra Rolli, Krista Sides and Jena Ashby.

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Good Girl Gone Boss at Home VodCast Episode 7 https://www.goneboss.com/articles/good-girl-gone-boss-at-home-vodcast-episode-7 Tue, 26 May 2020 00:00:00 -0400 matt@mwhowell.com f51880e2-6172-4a2b-a40b-321a2d482918 On this episode of Good Girl Gone Boss, we check in with Heidi Hale, Amanda Hughes and Debbie Acree! On this episode of Good Girl Gone Boss, we check in with Heidi Hale, Amanda Hughes and Debbie Acree!

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Good Girl Gone Boss at Home VodCast Episode 6 https://www.goneboss.com/articles/good-girl-gone-boss-at-home-vodcast-episode-6 Wed, 20 May 2020 10:00:00 -0400 matt@mwhowell.com 6916c9f3-394f-4c46-96ec-6f9a0b3c87c1 On this episode of Good Girl Gone Boss, we check in with Carolyn 'Buffy' Grieves, Jessica Cantwell and Kallie Sulanke. On this episode of Good Girl Gone Boss, we check in with Carolyn 'Buffy' Grieves, Jessica Cantwell and Kallie Sulanke.

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Good Girl Gone Boss at Home VodCast Episode 5 https://www.goneboss.com/articles/good-girl-gone-boss-at-home-vodcast-episode-5 Tue, 12 May 2020 11:00:00 -0400 matt@mwhowell.com 07250ef9-e3af-4cd7-abc7-aef8e887b256 On this episode of Good Girl Gone Boss, we check in with Jennifer Guthrie, Kristen Bitzegaio and Pam Price. On this episode of Good Girl Gone Boss, we check in with Jennifer Guthrie, Kristen Bitzegaio and Pam Price.

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Good Girl Gone Boss at Home VodCast Episode 4 https://www.goneboss.com/articles/good-girl-gone-boss-at-home-vodcast-episode-4 Tue, 05 May 2020 13:00:00 -0400 matt@mwhowell.com 23ae7e9f-9da5-4097-bac2-980de2736e5c On this episode Good Girl Gone Boss we talk to Rebecca Parker, Kristen McConnell and Amy Logan. On this episode Good Girl Gone Boss we talk to Rebecca Parker, Kristen McConnell and Amy Logan.

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Good Girl Gone Boss at Home VodCast Episode 3 https://www.goneboss.com/articles/good-girl-gone-boss-at-home-vodcast-episode-3 Wed, 29 Apr 2020 14:00:00 -0400 matt@mwhowell.com 5d059d41-b127-44d7-9665-c8de42823cc4 On this Vodcast of Good Girl Gone Boss, we check in with WaTasha Barnes Griffin, Tisha Gierhart and Amanda Kishel. On this Vodcast of Good Girl Gone Boss, we check in with WaTasha Barnes Griffin, Tisha Gierhart and Amanda Kishel.

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Good Girl Gone Boss at Home VodCast Episode 2 https://www.goneboss.com/articles/good-girl-gone-boss-at-home-vodcast-episode-2 Tue, 21 Apr 2020 01:00:00 -0400 matt@mwhowell.com bd0b6795-88d2-43c5-ba74-9047ab274583 On this vodcast of Good Girl Gone Boss, we check in with Amanda Reninger, Meredith Demaree and Kari Wissel.  On this vodcast of Good Girl Gone Boss, we check in with Amanda Reninger, Meredith Demaree and Kari Wissel. 

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Good Girl Gone Boss at Home VodCast Episode 1 https://www.goneboss.com/articles/good-girl-gone-boss-at-home-vodcast-episode-1 Tue, 14 Apr 2020 13:00:00 -0400 matt@mwhowell.com bab91a82-53f3-472b-bd70-2723aa3e564b Good Girl Gone Boss checks in with Peggy Cenova, Moth Danner and Jennifer Cooper-Wilson at home during the COVID-19 Quarantine. ]]> Christmas Traditions https://www.goneboss.com/articles/christmas-traditions Sun, 30 Dec 2018 22:00:00 -0500 matt@mwhowell.com 5c0f184e-091d-419d-84db-015386e6f679 Christmas morning in the Rogers household - not quite the same as most I figure this if fairly timely since we just finished celebrating the Holiday season. Most kids remember waking up at the crack of dawn and heading straight for the stack of Christmas presents. I know our 5-year-old, Audia sure did that to us this year. She came bouncing into our bedroom at 5:00AM ready to see what Santa brought her. We tried telling her that we needed to wait a little bit later before we could open presents. She was not having any of it. She looked at us with her pitiful little face, hands on her hips and whined, “Guys, that’s not how Christmas morning works!” So up we all got, including 14-year-old Holden. He was not too excited be woken up that early, but he was a good sport about it and was really surprised when he found that Santa brought an electric guitar for him and a Barbie Dreamhouse for Audia 😊

This was not the case in my childhood. Our family did things a little differently. We’d wake up and go wake up the parents like most kids. But we weren’t allowed to run straight to the tree. Oh no we had a good 30 minutes to an hour of “pre-show”. As a family, we went to our family room/playroom where our piano was kept. I think fancy people would call this a den or great room – but weren’t fancy. We’d all four gather around the piano and sing 3 Christmas carols one of which was always “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing” (my Dad’s favorite) and two others that we chose that year. I’d play piano (not very well) and the family would all sing along (again, not very well). Then we would load up on the couch where Dad would read the story of the birth of Jesus from the Gospel of Luke. Only after that, were we allowed to go to the living room where the tree was in the corner next to the fireplace (fire hazard much!). We then took turns going around the room opening a gift one at a time being careful to show it to each family member to properly ooh and ahh over before heading to the next person to open one gift. It took FOREVER! But we each got to appreciate our gifts and I’m sure the parents enjoyed actually being able to see us open presents. I’d love to do this in our family, but Santa doesn’t wrap presents so it doesn’t work quite the same. Plus, I tried getting the In-Laws to do it this way one year and it lasted all of 10 minutes before everyone staged a munity and did it their savage way of just ripping into presents. Oh well, to each their own and Merry Christmas!

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Put me in Coach! https://www.goneboss.com/articles/put-me-in-coach Sun, 30 Dec 2018 21:00:00 -0500 matt@mwhowell.com b0d6206d-34aa-42cb-9d80-1b23202dd9b0 A short story about a girl, her dad, and a coveted catchers position. I’m pretty sure my dad really wanted boys when he and my mom started our family. But he was gifted with girls instead - me and my younger by 4-1/2 years sister, Lisa. While we might have been girls, my dad expected us to be tough. In fact, one thing I remember him saying to me growing up was, “You might be a girl, but you don’t have to run like one!” Now, today my feminist side might not appreciate that statement, but I understand the point.

I wasn’t a particularly great athlete; my talents lay more in the indoor spectrum of music and such. But I was involved in the local swim team and softball team every summer. I’m sure it was because my parents wanted me to get outside and be a kid instead of staying inside reading or practicing piano. Often my Dad got roped into coaching the softball team. I’m not sure if he did it because he actually liked it or because no one else would do it, but he coached both Lisa and I’s teams quite a bit. I don’t think he was used to dealing with a gaggle of girls. He’d get so frustrated because he’d treat our girls’ team just like he would a boys’ team. He’d get on to the girls about technique or something like that. Then they’d burst into tears! He wasn’t sure how to handle that!

One year, I really really wanted to be catcher of the softball team. My dad was the coach, so I asked him to put me in. He said no – I wasn’t good enough. All through my softball seasons he always said he never wanted to be accused of nepotism, so Lisa and I had to work doubly hard to prove we deserved it. He didn’t want to be one of those coaches who puts his daughter on first base or on the All-Star team just because she was the coach’s kid and wasn’t the best person for the job. We had to work extra hard to prove we deserved the spot. Well, back to that softball season. I was still the outfield and most definitely not the catcher. One game, our starting catcher was on vacation, our second-string catcher was sick, our third string got hurt in the game and had to be benched. We were down to no one. So, I went up to my dad and said, “Put me in coach!” He still said I wasn’t ready for it, but we were down to the bottom of the barrel so to speak; so it we had to either put me in or forfeit the game. So, in I went ready to save the day – Dad was prepared for us to get annihilated. Turns out, I was AWESOME! I still had a weak arm and couldn’t quite throw the ball all the way to 2nd base, but I could catch anything that came near me and wasn't too terrible for a puny little 5th grader. I became the permanent catcher after that – sorry to whoever was the starting catcher, I think I booted her out of that spot! Oops!

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Gone Boss: Origin Story https://www.goneboss.com/articles/gone-boss-origin-story Sun, 30 Dec 2018 19:00:00 -0500 matt@mwhowell.com 2b752553-99a0-40b5-a071-2c48e33a69cd The story behind the Gone Boss effort. Good Girl: Gone Boss. Interesting name but what’s behind it? I thought I’d start this blog off with a little background.

Good Girl: Gone Boss (GGGB) is an idea that’s been rolling around The Husband, Matt, and I’s brains for a while now. Ever since I’ve known Matt (12 years!) he’s been saying my story would make a great book. It took a while, but I’ve finally realized my story isn’t “normal”. Most people didn’t necessarily grow up like I did or make the same life choices as me. So, I decided to write it all down.

Initially I wanted to put it into a book by this same name. But I was finding it a bit hard to compile it into book form. So, we regrouped, retooled, racked our brains, and thought these stories would make great blog posts. Eventually, I may compile them into a book, but for now, here they are. Short snippets into my life from a quiet little Angie, into Preacher’s Wife Angie, and now into Boss Lady Angie. Some funny, some sad, some quirky. Just whatever happens to come to mind each week.

To my family, friends, and others I know IRL, I’ll do my best to be truthful but not harmful. I’ll change or omit names as necessary. Know that all of this comes out of a long time of reflection and love and are not meant to be meanspirited in any way.

In addition to these blog posts, we’re also launching a Podcast by the same name! Gone Boss is a weekly podcast hosted by The Husband, Matt and me. Each week, we feature awesome women in our community. We’ll interview them, find out what make them tick, the cool things they are doing to make our community a great place to live and work, and how they have Gone Boss. You can find this podcast on Apple Podcasts or anywhere you get your podcasts. And they are also available here on GoneBoss.com. Check it out and let us know what you think!

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