5 questions to help you negotiate successfully

Being a good negotiator can make a big difference to anyone’s career. Yet for working mothers (and working parents, overall), knowing how to negotiate successfully is critical to balancing work, family and everything in between. By negotiating you can get what you want, but more importantly, it can help you get what you need – […] Read more…

Working dad stigma: Here’s what you can do about it

“Had to take this call. Can’t leave. Will meet you there. Sorry.” It’s Tuesday night — soccer night in our house — and I’ve received yet another frantic text from Frank. The soccer season started four weeks ago, and every Tuesday since, Frank has sent a text not too dissimilar to this one. Practice starts […] Read more…

Stay professionally fit on maternity leave

Maternity leave and more specifically taking care of a newborn transports us far far away from the world we once knew. Sleepless nights, never-ending feeding sessions and the deep immersion into the world of new mommyhood quickly severs us from the reality we once lived. Yet, too often, we expect to bounce back to the […] Read more…

5 hacks to prevent decision fatigue and improve productivity

Decision fatigue [dih-sizh-uh fuh-teeg]: weariness from mental exertion in making too many decisions. A result of the 35,000 conscious decisions we make every day. Or so says the internet. I had no luck finding the source for this stat, so this number may not be based on any factual evidence. No matter, because it’s pretty […] Read more…

10 natural ways to de-stress during pregnancy

Pregnancy, all on its own, can be stressful. We feel it in our bodies as it changes to accommodate a new life. The stress also weighs on us emotionally and mentally, too. When we add other factors from our life – even the very best things like other children, family and friends, as well as […] Read more…

5 ways to financially plan for baby’s arrival

Having a baby is expensive. There are plenty of estimates of the additional expenses babies bring to families per year. In one study, families would spend an additional $12,000 in baby’s first year. Another put that figure closer to $15,000. These numbers don’t include any medical costs you may be responsible to cover. And, I […] Read more…

Why having a baby after 35 is smart, according to science

There’s no right time to have a baby. Sure, doctors continue to suggest that women have their first baby before age 35. But what makes sense biologically isn’t always ideal from a social, emotional, financial or career standpoint. At least that’s the case for the majority of today’s new moms. Last year, for the first […] Read more…

Effective strategies to help working moms delegate

When I think back to the feedback I’ve received from managers and mentors, there are a few things that I’ve consistently heard over the years. Perhaps one of the most common for me is my need to delegate more. So many times I’ve been told that I need to let others help me. Or that […] Read more…

IWD 2018: 6 ways you can #PressforProgress

International Women’s Day is almost here! March 8 is a day to celebrate women’s achievements – those on the public stage, at work in our professional spheres, at home with our loved ones and around our social circles. It’s also a time to call for gender equality. Earlier this year, the World Economic Forum reported […] Read more…