Midlife Mom Requests College Do-Over

Dear Admissions of Elite Liberal Arts College that Promises to Teach Me to Think, Creatively Problem Solve, and Never Take No for an Answer:...more

7 Reasons to Love Daycare

The other day I pulled up in front of my son Quinn’s daycare and he yelled, “I’m home!”Well, hold on there, Champ, I thought. Do you see any mac and cheese smears on those windows or Thomas the Tank Engine playing in a loop while 56 hours of quality Bravo television dies a slow, lonely death on the DVR ? No? Then clearly you are mistaken!...more

Why Are the Best Educated Mothers Not in the Workforce?

Houston, we have a problem.I came across a shocking statistic as I was putting together the latest edition of Mom-mentum's Advocacy eNews.  It brought me up short and sent off alarm bells.  I reread it, and reread it, and then read it again.  The longer I thought about it, the more my anxiety increased.  The sheer illogic of it stopped me cold. Female Graduate, Image Credit: Shutterstock...more
I'm a single mom of 4 children so the luxury of choice to work is not an option for me. Even so, ...more

Mothers and Power - Who's Got It?

Last week I posted Part I of my talk with Leith Greenslade, creator of the Motherhood + Public Power Index.  By making visible where mothers are in charge, she hopes to establish the great need for more mothers in leadership positions.  As is obvious from her research, it's not having children that blunts achievement....more

What Got Me to Run for State Legislature

Five months ago, I ran for a seat in the Hawaii State Legislature. ...more
Hi Tracy:  Sorry for the late response, and yes, I know what you mean.  I think the trick is to ...more

Discover how new research leads to successful daughters and caring sons.

Working mothers' adult daughters tend to get better jobs, while their grown-up sons are happy to do more in the home, particularly in Britain and the US. Wow! That's staggering. What we need in this world is balance between the sexes in every phase of their life....more

4 Steps To Shatter The Working Mom Glass Ceiling

In 2007 when I heard the words “fortunately we don’t legally have to offer you maternity leave” I panicked.This was my dream position for the next step in my career. My about to be new employer had just said those words to me after I discovered I was pregnant.I saw a glimpse into my future as a working mom trying to advance her career. My work or my kids.I was afraid of what I saw....more

Insert Awkward Silence *Here*

It happens to me every time I am explaining what I do to one of my friends, an acquaintance, family members, or a friend of a family member. I tell people I am working, that's not bullshit. I feel like I am working. I spend hours in front of my computer working on all things that relate to Proud Working Moms - dreaming up ways to help all of the legions of hard working moms. My goal is to help encourage, inspire, and make our fellow PWM's smile. It seems simple enough and worthy of support from those around me. Yet this is how the conversation always goes:...more

Living In The Present

Time goes by so quickly that you sometimes can't remember where you've been. It's not until you stop, that you realize how far you've traveled. Life does not wait for anyone, including yourself. It moves much too quickly for us all. But there are important moments that need to be savored a little longer than most. But how do you make these special times last? It's by experiencing the moment with your mind, body, and soul. Acknowledging how special your life is at this time. Whether you remember this exact moment is not important for it has been imprinted within your spirit....more