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.


 

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…

5 simple questions to determine your next career move

There have been many times in my life where I’ve felt adrift, discontent with my life as it was. And, worse still, completely unsure where I’d go next. This was true in my early 20s. I had finished college and after spending the last two summers working in a law firm I concluded I no […] Read more…

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…