Drive-By Friendships

When I think of my best friends, the other Virtual Moms, I think of friendships built on years and years of long-distance small talk highlighted by surprising and delightful bursts of deep, shared insight.  We’re all so busy—after all we’re moms—and usually only have time for a check in, an affirmation here and there, and a quick cyber shoulder to cry on....more

Mommy Mentors

I remember the first mommy mentor I ever had.  Her name was Megan and she lived in the neighborhood that I moved into when my first son was 6 months old.  Megan was about my age and had two beautiful girls.  Her oldest was about 3 and her youngest was about a year old at the time. I was struggling with working and being a mom to one measly newborn and Megan made it look easy.  She juggled work, motherhood and anything else that came her way with ease.  The thing that I liked most about my mommy mentor was that she did not judge me....more

2013 or 1953?

Are You a Maxed Out Mom?

I am very excited to share with you the official book trailer for “Maxed Out: American Moms on the Brink.” It’s 2 minutes long.Please share it far and wide (Facebook, Twitter, Google+, your living room, or wherever you hang out).Maxed Out is now available in paperback, e-book, and audiobook....more

Where Your Path Leads You

Why is it that you need to know exactly where you are supposed to be? If you were to just follow your path with faith, think of what you could experience?  You second guess yourself, questioning the insights you get. You no longer seem to hear the spirit within you. You follow a path that you have created. A path that is comfortable and safe, which has led you in circles. You have avoided experiencing new things because it will take you out of your comfort zone. But what scares you, may be the best thing for you....more
@camii I walked a very similar path when I was younger. I wish you well on your journey to find ...more

Women of Amazement!

I am always amazed when I see strong, brilliant women doing great things for themselves. Breaking barriers, shattering glass ceilings and blazing paths in the midst of chaos and confusion. Women, staring adversity in the face, laughing and proclaiming that they will not only survive, but they excel and prevail. Women have been doing this since the beginning of the ages. We know that there have always been pioneering women that have been dealing with sexism, racism, underestimation, not to mention many other tests that many of us could not even imagine....more

Let's Talk About Careers, Mothering, & the Struggle for Balance

I am a stay-at-home mom who writes a little on the side. My younger son Sachin will be in kindergarten in the fall, and then my stay-at-home gig will be much less interesting (or much MORE interesting? Is this the time to get a cabana boy?). ...more
I was just writing about some of my related struggles but not in a blog post yet...I was ...more

Working Mom Jackassery

Working Mother Jackassery DiscussionWell, let me begin with:  I’m NOT talking SMACK about working moms/non-working moms/moms with 3 legs…as I’ve previously blogged.  (http://jackasseryjournal.blog.com/2012/05/16/mom-vs-mom/) Just so we get that out of the way....more

When to Say “Yes” and When to Say “No”

Being a mother and a small business owner are two full-time jobs. Just handling the bare minimum of these two tasks can still fill a full 24-hour day with emails to send, errands to run, and meals to cook. If you’re a say-yes-to-everything-by-nature-kind-of-person like I am, then these two jobs can seem overwhelming....more

What’s Your Brilliant Business Idea?

A dream for many working moms is leaving behind the 9-5 and launching a life and business they dream of for their family.One of the first obstacles that get’s in our way of moving forward with our dream is “I have no idea of what type of business to launch.”...more