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Nun-sense

The Punching Nun Group Blog

Musings from 75 years of combined marketing (and life) expertise. After all, marketing is life, right?

New Year's 2020

New Year’s 2020

After creating so much content for clients, it can be challenging to stop the presses for a moment to develop our content (the cobbler’s children have no shoes, etc.). But as 2019 comes to an end and a new decade is upon us, it feels right to take a moment and review things at the convent. 2019 was a great year for Team Nun; we grew nearly 50%, added a few new team members, and one no non-nonsense Nun to the squad. Something I’d been trying to do for years. I’ve learned a bit of patience over the past decade,

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Central American Beauty

Central American Beauty

My daughter fell in love with the Nicaraguan people after nearly a year teaching at orphanages in the capital city and in the rural mountain areas of this Central American country. These orphanages were filled with children the government had taken from parents in this desperately poor nation—you can only imagine the abuse and neglect they had endured. Today she has a master’s degree in Latin American literature—an unusual subject perhaps—but it has given her a deep understanding of these people, their history, and aspects of the modern culture created by circumstances beyond their control. She has provided much wisdom

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Mother and Son: Amanda and Liam

Gratitude and Letting Go

Tonight, I was able to stop time. I had to take my son back to college. It was dark and warm, with an early September breeze hinting at fall. As we drove through the night with the top down, he asked if he could play some new songs over the car speakers. He was chatty and silly, everything an 18-year-old who is trying to get used to living in another location sounds like. He is still a boy, but I was driving him to his future, away from me, where the boy will transform into a man. At least, that’s

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New Year's 2020

New Year’s 2020

After creating so much content for clients, it can be challenging to stop the presses for a moment to develop our content (the cobbler’s children have no shoes, etc.). But as 2019 comes to an end and a new decade is upon us, it feels right to take a moment and review things at the

Read More »
Central American Beauty

Central American Beauty

My daughter fell in love with the Nicaraguan people after nearly a year teaching at orphanages in the capital city and in the rural mountain areas of this Central American country. These orphanages were filled with children the government had taken from parents in this desperately poor nation—you can only imagine the abuse and neglect

Read More »
Mother and Son: Amanda and Liam

Gratitude and Letting Go

Tonight, I was able to stop time. I had to take my son back to college. It was dark and warm, with an early September breeze hinting at fall. As we drove through the night with the top down, he asked if he could play some new songs over the car speakers. He was chatty

Read More »