My Childhood Dream: To Be a Male Nurse

You know how some kids want to be an actress or a professional athlete when they grow up?  Not me.  I wanted to be a male nurse.  Seriously, it’s true.  Ask my mom.  So when I saw this male nurse action figure on, I knew I had to have it....more
@Denise Nope, just a confused 4-year-old. Thanks for reading, Denise!more

The Goldilocks Leadership Style

Getting it “just right” for maximum results through others We’ve all heard the story of Goldilocks and the 3 Bears as a child. How this brave, young girl ventures into the home of a bear family while they are away and samples their food and sleeping amenities. This little girl is somewhat particular and discards 67% of the items she samples. Some food she tastes is too hot, some too cold, and one is ‘just right.” Same with the beds she samples....more

The Importance of International Mentors

In today’s global marketplace, it’s becoming increasingly common for women to work abroad, especially now that such experience has proven to fast-track your career. But even more than traditional domestic assignments, a strong mentor relationship remains one of the most important aspects of a successful assignment for globetrotting professionals.Mentors are "safe ground" in that they provide counsel outside the traditional corporate hierarchy and within an environment built on trust and open, honest dialogue....more

Putting the WAH! in WAHM

So I just got this fantastic new full-time job. It's my dream come true: I spend the day in great company, with smart, funny women who are creative, talented and bracingly honest. I get to use both sides of my brain: strategy and business brain and well as emo/writing/community/build-a-better-world brain. (Woot!) And I get a paycheck every two weeks. (I know, I'm pinching myself.)The other amazing benefit? I get to work from home. Let me tell you how totally amazing this is! ::insert crickets chirping:: ...more
Perfect and eloquent, Stacy, just as one would expect.  I only HOPE one day I can experience all ...more

Do You Have a Life Plan? You Should...

Do you have a life plan? If not, it’s time to think about creating one. We are not talking about some 20 page research paper with charts and graphs and maps. Just a general snapshot of where you are right now in all the areas that matter and where you’d like to go in the future.This should take no more than 30 minutes. This is your life we’re talking about…you can find 30 minutes. And if you can’t …we need to talk, you and I.How would you rate your life on a scale of 1 – 10? – Are you satisfied with that rating? What would you be satisfied with?...more

Nifty Things I Did in Year Fifty (50)

I have to make a few notes based on the tendency we all have to reflect at the end of each year, on the events, the people, the things that have happened that made it all combinations of happy, sad, joyous, painful, emotional, exhausting, invigorating and just generally the human experience.Here are a few notables:I went on a cruise to Alaska, with my Mom. It was the first thing we've done togther in a couple of decades, of that length of time, anyway....these next few are from that experience~...more
Hi, Julie! Intrigued by your post and got really elated when I read your enthusiastic list of ...more

Never Too Early to Start Exploring Careers With Your Kids

Sutton Foster poses with the award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical....more

When I Grow Up...


Working moms multitask 48.3 hours/week ... and like it less than dads do

It's no surprise that moms multitask more than dads (48.3 hours/week vs. 38.9 hours/week); though I must admit that I was shocked to hear dads multitask 38.9 hours/week! I wonder if this means watching football and surfing the Web ... which is about the only time my husband can multitask. (This is no secret by the way. He'll be the first to admit it.)But I was also surprised to read that women find multitasking to be a much more negative experience - until I thought about it more ... and kept reading. ...more

These are the Only Two Suckers I can Trust

“This afternoon I am not going to have you up on your feet bopping to the music. I am going to make love to you. I am going to sing songs that you make babies with.” With that introduction, she kept her promise. ...more