Congress Is Not Just For Old White Men - Moms Can Serve Too

The recent primary election brought the usual flood of campaign literature pouring through my letter slot. I had nearly tossed the pile into the recycling bin when I noticed something AMAZING.There was a large color photo of a Hispanic woman holding two tiny kids. The text began “As a mother of two children…” and was an endorsement for quality pre-K. It hit me – SHE was the candidate, and she was claiming her identity as a mother in her campaign for the state legislature. Had I ever seen such a thing before? Had it ever HAPPENED before?...more
We need more women--mothers, grandmothers, lesbians, singles, aunts, wives, daughters, sisters. ...more

What to Wear to Work

Michelle Pimm is back with her fashion expertise on what to wear to work. Her advice for networking over coffee was so great, I know you’re going to like this one. So if you just started a new job or need to upgrade your work wardrobe, keep reading! Thanks Michelle! XO Katherine Image: Elle ...more
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What Would Your Life Look Like Now If You Hadn't Started Blogging?

Ten years ago, I was two years out of my graduate writing program and just returning from maternity leave (I came back the week after the fourth of July holiday, come to think of it) to my product management job in corporate America. If I hadn't started blogging on maternity leave, I would not have written anything new in almost a year. ...more
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Chart a New Career Course with Information Interviews

Speaking as someone who has made the bad old job to worse new job transition...more

Just a typical day in NYC...

The pleasantly annoying sound my iPhone makes when the clock strikes 6:00 AM… I don’t even raise my head, I just reach under my pillow and press one of the side buttons to snooze it (which is creatively set 45 minutes before I REALLY have to get up) – not sure if it’s a positive or negative thing that the phone is under the pillow, provides easier access to check the weather as soon as I awake.Who am I kidding?? Yes! I check Instagram and Facebook early in the morning sometime....more

update: I caught an employee in a lie

Remember the letter from the manager who caught an employee lying about sending a FedEx shipment that she hadn’t really sent? Here’s the update. While the employee is still working here, I did finally get support from my manager (the president) to write her up, and when I did her annual review, it stated all of the incidents that occurred – it was the worst review she had ever received ....more

Top Cloth Diaper Deals of the Week [7/27]

Welcome to BC’s Cloth Diaper Deals of the Week post, brought to you by Kayla at Obbs and Lala, a cloth diaper deals Facebook page you’ll really want to check out. Nicki’s Diapers Get 10% off all Thirsties products through Sunday (8/2) with FREE shipping on pocket diapers and covers! Sweetbottoms Baby Use the code SWEETPEA on orders over $50 to receive a FREE one size Sweet Pea diaper cover ....more

On the Bright Side

This past week was a tough one. I felt like the blows just kept coming. First was work-related ....more

5 ways to modernize your job search

If you’re still following job search advice from a decade or more ago, you might be...more

manager wants to buy underwear for employees — and wants to approve it first

A reader writes: A friend of mine recently told me that her boss takes her and a coworker shopping a couple of times a year. Sounds nice, huh? Apparently the shopping experience is done together and the boss directs the employees to what they can look for (shoes, handbag, etc.) and then upon her approval, she’ll buy the items and they are on their merry way ....more

Philips Avent Digital Video Baby Monitor with Night Vision on Lightning Deal Today

The Philips Avent Digital Video Baby Monitor with Night Vision...more

50% Off Popular Razor A Scooter

The Razor A scooter in Sweet Pea is 50% off at $24.94 right now. That’s the lowest price ever by Amazon, and it looks like they’re matching the price at...more

40% Off plus Free Shipping through Tuesday at OshKosh [Plus Coupon]

Enjoy free shipping today and tomorrow at OshKosh B’Gosh online. It’s usually $6. OshKosh is running a ...more