7 Tactics to Negotiate More Work-Life Balance

The lazy, hazy days of summer are upon us here. And, once again, I’m yearning for less time with my computer screen and more time doused in sunscreen. But that really can’t happen with my current schedule. So, for the last week or so, I’ve become obsessed with cleaning up my calendar to create pockets […] Read more…

8 habits to stay productive when working at home

“It must be a dream not having a boss.” Or how about this one: “You’re so lucky to have so much flexibility.” Or better yet: “You probably get to catch up around the house.” Or perhaps my all-time favorite because it incites so much mama guilt: “You must get to spend so much time with […] Read more…

It’s not all on you: Shifting the mental load

Have you heard about the mental load? You know, all the thinking and planning and worrying that comes with managing a home and caring for children. It’s why it’s easier to make dinner than it is to decide what to make for dinner and make sure you have all the ingredients on hand. The mental load […] Read more…

6 Best Podcasts For Working Moms

I was once a voracious reader. I’d read anything that had typeface on it: books, magazines, newspapers, blogs. I even read the fine print on food wrappers. These days, though, I don’t get much down time to read. I do read in bed at the end of the day. It’s the only way to shut […] Read more…

10 mom skills that will boost your career

Spring is slowly (painfully slow this year) turning to summer in my corner of the world. I really should be excited – after a very gloomy, rainy spring, I’m ready for sunshine! But, I’m also the mama to Elia. See, our feisty, strong-willed and exceptionally opinionated little girl doesn’t like change. In truth, she can’t […] Read more…

Why moms do too much for their kids

Lately, I’ve been battling an inner conflict. Part of me feels that I’m not doing enough for my kids. I’m not spending enough time with them. And, when I do, I’m usually doing something else at the same time. I don’t get to the park with my girls enough. I don’t spend enough time reading […] Read more…

Advance your career with these 3 actions

Has motherhood squashed your professional ambition? Or do you feel like you are now more motivated to keep pushing toward your goals? A recent study that I shared on Facebook this past week, surveyed women – moms and those without children – to test their ambition levels. The result: 70% of moms aspire to reach […] Read more…

How to let dad lead in parenting

This past weekend, Frank and six other dads chaperoned an epic sleepover for their daughters at our girls’ school. There were 21 girls in attendance all between the ages of 4 and 7 years old. For my girls, it was their first sleepover with their friends. I didn’t want them to miss out on the fun, […] Read more…

Effective networking tips for working moms

Networking. It’s the one thing I just do not like to do. At least not the way business books, blogs and professional networkers tell us to do it. As an introvert, going to an event and meeting people, let alone talking to them conjures up the same levels of anxiety as someone who’s about to […] Read more…

5 ways to support moms this Mother’s Day

Over the last few weeks, a good number of articles have been popping up in my social media feeds on the different classifications of moms. I had no idea what most of them were and there were some that infuriated me to know the group existed. There are even quizzes that will let you know […] Read more…