Returning to Work After Maternity Leave

My child is 4 months old and I’m going back to work. Is there anything I should do to help myself adjust?...more

Whatcha Talkin' Bout Willis?

I have a friend in Public Relations that likes to throw my writing out to different publishers and casting directors when projects come across his desk.  He called me last night to say that there is a new reality television pilot being cast that is looking for women in New York and surrounding areas who have successful careers, children, friends and spouses, and are navigating through the "have it all" scenario.  He sent her my information and blog link and she wanted to talk to me....more

The First Step in Ditching the 9-5 and Starting Your Own Business

I was posed the question over the weekend “so what is the first step in starting your own business.”  As I sat there and thought about it a number of things immediately popped into my mind. Develop your business idea, write a business plan, decide on a business name, find a mentor, work out the finances, and so on. All those details you think about that go along with starting your own business. ...more
@Publicly Mika I am glad you enjoyed the post. Making the decision is often one of the most ...more

The First Step in Ditching the 9-5 and Starting Your Own Business

I was posed the question over the weekend “so what is the first step in starting your own business.”  As I sat there and thought about it a number of things immediately popped into my mind. Develop your business idea, write a business plan, decide on a business name, find a mentor, work out the finances, and so on. All those details you think about that go along with starting your own business....more

Looking for a job, and finding myself

This week, I went to a job interview.  My first in... I can't remember, actually, the last time I went on a job interview.  Since being laid off from my last full-time job in 2010, finding a new one has been like finding utopia.  I sense it is out there, but I don't know where or how to find it.  I don't even know what I'm looking for. ...more

Yes: You Can Have It All! (but it all depends on what you mean by that)

In late June, the cover of The Atlantic featured a woman in a business suit, with a baby popping out of her briefcase.The title?...more

Why I Am A Recovering Multi-Tasker

We live in a relentlessly fast paced world.And I can get relentlessly caught up in it as well.Doing several things at once has become the new normal.  There is even a new normal answer to the question, “How are you?”The answer used to be: “Fine, thanks.”The answer is now: “Busy!”...more

Sending My Kids to a Daycare That Doesn't Show Dracula

The teachers were all young and had long hair. One worked part-time as a nude model for artists. One had only a stub for an index finger -- he told us that he cut it off with a knife so that he wouldn’t have to go to Vietnam. I used to imagine him holding the knife and wondered how he was able to do it. The place was dark and filthy. There were no rules, just a misguided idea that the children should be responsible for everything from naming the school to working out violent fights. It was a lot like Lord of the Flies, but with preschoolers....more
I am nearly certain we are sisters whom our parents never let meet.  My mom had life-size ...more

5 top professions for new moms

So you have just had a baby, you are bleary eyed, and massively sleep deprived to say the least. In the US, at about 6-weeks, your paid-maternity leave ends and its time for you to head or rather wander back to work. At this point, you really wish you had chosen one of the more ‘family friendly professions’.  When thinking about a top profession for a mom, I would consider flexibility as a key factor....more
This is a really good list, and something for women to consider. I would also suggest thinking ...more