The 4 powerful benefits of female friendships

Socializing is hard for me. As an introvert, being in a crowded room has always been a sure fire way to get me hiding in a corner, clicking my heels while mentally repeating, “There’s no place like home.” Unfortunately, as an adult, there are many times when I have to buck up, leave my issues […] Read more…

How to master the interview when you’re baby planning

The pulls between motherhood and career ambition starts well before we become mothers. I remember friends talking about their plans to become mothers when we were in grade school. In high school, when we were applying to colleges, a few friends contemplated teaching degrees so they’d have summers off with their future children. The trend […] Read more…

How to take a break when you’re a super busy mom

You need a break. You can feel it in your bones. You can see it in the bags under your eyes. It comes screaming at you when you realize you overreacted when your little one spilled milk as they tried to help themselves to a fresh glass. But, there’s just so much to do. Your […] Read more…

3 strategies to make pumping at work a success

Breastfeeding and working. How do you feel about it? It’s a hotly debated topic where some think it’s just plain wrong and others would rather not know it’s happening. For me, and countless other mothers who want to work and want to continue to nurse their babies, there’s just no other way around it. The […] Read more…

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…