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Dana Sitar
Dana Sitar is an author, blogger and person from Wisconsin. She's written for Writer's Digest, The Onion AV Club, Entrepreneur and more. Connect with Dana on Twitter @danasitar

Entries by Dana Sitar

The Important Point About Paid Maternity Leave We're All Ignoring

(13) Comments | Posted February 24, 2016 | 9:34 PM


It's popular in recent years to bemoan the lack of paid leave available to new parents in the United States.

We celebrate companies with progressive policies that offer paid time off or extended leave beyond what's required by the

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6 Topics to Avoid if You Want to Feel Good About Yourself After Your Next Life Coaching Call

(0) Comments | Posted January 19, 2016 | 8:41 AM

2016-01-18-1453087170-9195699-lifecoachingcall.jpgmicadew under Creative Commons

The new year is well under way, and you're ready to take the first step toward achieving your 2016 resolutions: your monthly life coaching call.

But those can be a bummer sometimes.

You know Coach Mandi is just going to...

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How to Be a Woman

(1) Comments | Posted June 9, 2015 | 3:04 PM


When I was 21, my then-husband and I were hanging out with our couple friends -- the sole couple we were friends with, because we were of that age when all our friends were 20-something single men.

That is a phase, right,...

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How to Be a Lesbian: Our Burning Questions Answered

(0) Comments | Posted February 6, 2015 | 9:57 PM


I've been learning how to be a lesbian lately, because my boyfriend and I opened our relationship last year.

"Open relationship," for us, means we're still committed to each other but also date other people. So I get to be...

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Can You Be a Successful Entrepreneur Without Picking a Path?

(0) Comments | Posted January 22, 2015 | 8:52 AM

Do you find yourself struggling to find that one thing you're "meant" to do? Do you want to "follow your passion" to build a career you love, but can't seem to settle anywhere? Do you find yourself quitting even the jobs you thought you loved, ready to move on to...

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A Day in the Life of a Female Solopreneur

(3) Comments | Posted October 15, 2014 | 1:21 AM


I was invited recently to carry the baton for One Woman Shop's Instagram to show "a day in the life of a female solopreneur." Inspired by colleagues and friends who had carried the baton before me -- and, inevitably, by my...

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Wanna Be a Writer? Do Whatever You Want

(0) Comments | Posted September 24, 2014 | 11:23 AM

Even when all I knew of writing was the fantasy I'd cooked in my head of the life I wanted to live one day as a writer, I was already pontificating this message that would bleed into all of my work over the years:

There is no one right way...

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How to Talk to an Artist

(0) Comments | Posted July 22, 2014 | 5:03 PM


I'm a writer. I live with a comedian. Our friends are cartoonists, actors, authors, filmmakers, and other professional misfits. As a universally misunderstood lot, artists tend to hate talking to people. Whether you're in the industry or a layperson, our best friend, family...

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Your Toddler Might Be Gay

(0) Comments | Posted June 10, 2014 | 4:35 PM

A pair of 2-year-olds -- a little boy in a blue cap and matching shorts, a girl beside him in a lace-lined pink frock -- toddles by holding hands. She's cradling a doll under her free arm, and he's gripping a plastic dump truck in his.

They look like tiny,...

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Entrepreneurship and a Writing Life for the Rest of Us

(4) Comments | Posted May 23, 2014 | 4:09 PM


I love anyone who encourages you to take control of your life, follow your dreams, buck convention, do what you love, etc.

But is anyone else kinda tired of hearing that encouragement only from single thirty-somethings who left their lucrative corporate life to...

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That Time I Thought I Could Make a Living Writing

(6) Comments | Posted May 19, 2014 | 2:18 PM

I accepted a position serving coffee in a bookstore today. Not just any position -- the very same one at the very same store I held from the ages of 18 to 22.

I'm 28 years old now, with a college education, a marriage and divorce, residencies in four U.S....

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