Career Mom

Now that you’re a working mom life is different. You’ve a richer, yet more hectic, life at home, but that hasn’t diminished your career ambitions. This collection helps you build the skills and strategies you’ll need to be successful in every area of your life.


 

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…

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…

6 strategies to self-promote effectively (without bragging)

Nobody likes a braggart. Especially if you’re a woman. Women, at least according to female gender norms, aren’t supposed to call attention to their accomplishments. When they do, they are criticized, stigmatized and, too often, penalized for promoting their own good works, according to a Rutgers University study. It’s no wonder, then, that women, generally, […] Read more…

Working moms need career sponsors. Here’s how to get them.

It’s who you know not what you know. Never more truer words have been said, especially if you’re looking to grow your career. In recent years, there’s been a big push for women to find mentors to guide and steer their careers toward their goals. The message is getting through because women have more mentors […] Read more…

Childcare: 6 questions to help you make the right decision

As parents, we are responsible for the health and welfare of our children. So, if we’re worrying our child isn’t getting what they need while we’re at work, there just isn’t any way we can fully commit to giving our very best while we’re there. It’s the very same effect if your child’s care provider […] Read more…

Practice self-care with these easy lunch ideas

Years ago, I was one of the organizers of a women’s networking event. One of the questions we prepared for our panel that afternoon asked our guests to share their best self-care practices. One executive explained that she makes time to get her nails done every Sunday. It was a standing appointment she’d had for […] Read more…