What to Wear on Your First Day of Work

Deciding what to wear is always hard for women. Not only do we want to look stylish and cool, we also want to feel comfortable in what we are wearing. Add in our indecisive nature and the tendency to believe we have “NOTHING TO WEAR!” and the problem just gets worse. Needless to say, choosing the perfect outfit for the first day of our new job may top the charts when it comes to difficult fashion decisions (maybe right behind a certain all-white-dress decision)....more

When Getting Burned Out Is a Good Thing

As strong, driven women who are bold enough to step into leadership roles, we work our butts off to succeed. But as time goes by, we often fear that if we pause, we’ll fall asleep at the wheel. Unfortunately, this attitude can cause you to miss out on the opportunity to live a truly incredible life. Rather than running from feelings of burnout, you should follow them....more
Thank you. You put this list together so clearly. It is just what I need to be reminded of this ...more

Health Secretary Nominee Sylvia Mathews Burwell: Would a Man's Appearance be Criticized This Way?

So if you haven't heard yet, my friend and Office of Management and Budget Director Sylvia Mathews Burwell was nominated for Secretary of Health and Human Services, replacing Kathleen Sebelius. It's a huge, demanding, pressure-filled responsibility, and Sylvia's experience and skills are a very good fit for the position....more
DonnaFreedman  I just said the same thing the other day about Rush Limbaugh.  The fact that ...more

Journalism isn't dead...it's a zombie.

My mom just sent me an email that listed journalism as one of the worst three jobs. Ever. Like, there's no quantifier in there. Just one of the worst three jobs. This is by Daily Briefing, who uses Bureau of Labor statistics and runs them through a snazzy algorithm, weighing stuff like satisfaction, health risk, stress levels, etc.You know what the other two worst jobs are, guys?Enlisted military and lumberjacks....more

Lemon Chick Cookies

Motto: If I can do it, so can you. I am probably the least artistically inclined baker in the universe. I'm not particularly visual in general and I care a lot more about how a food tastes than how it looks.But this week in-laws came to visit and my mother-in-law brought a magazine with these cute little chick cookies ....more

Striking Out on Your Own

Several years ago, I wrote an article on my personal blog about Striking Out on Your Own. I was forced to start my own business because of my priority in staying home with my children....more

update: how can I tell my coworkers their Halloween costumes are racist?

Remember the letter-writer wondering about how to talk to coworkers who were planning Halloween costumes that included blackface and other racist tropes? (You probably do, because it was the most commented-on post of last year.) Here’s her update. I read through everyone’s advice and decided to speak to the office manager about my concerns and suggest that perhaps she make a small announcement regarding costumes, since it seemed that many people were just unaware of what is considered inappropriate ....more

What to Wear on Your First Day of Work

Deciding what to wear is always hard for women. Not only do we want to look stylish and cool, we also want to feel comfortable in what we are wearing. Add in our indecisive nature and the tendency to believe we have “NOTHING TO WEAR!” and the problem just gets worse. Needless to say, choosing the perfect outfit for the first day of our new job may top the charts when it comes to difficult fashion decisions (maybe right behind a certain all-white-dress decision)....more

I quit my job 2 months ago, and my employer wants to retroactively make it a firing

A reader writes: I put in a resignation letter that was accepted in February. I gave a 30-day notice to the company. I received a phone call last week (April), stating that my resignation had been changed to a termination ....more

You Can Learn Online

Online learning can be a great solution for the mom who needs to juggle life's demands with pursuing a degree. This article was written for military spouses by instructor Craig Gilman, but the advice he offers can help anyone pursuing an online education. I hope you will find the advice in  Success in the Online Course helpful and share any additional tips here....more

the questions I get asked the most

As a workplace advice columnist, I field all sorts of questions from readers – everything from how to survive the annoyingly loud coworker in the next cubicle to how to get along with a crazy boss. While some questions are truly one of a kind (this one ...more

Stride Rite: BOGO 50% Off Plus Free Shipping [And Other Stride Rite Deals]

Stride Rite’s buy-one-get-one-50% off sale is still going strong–Use code BOGO14 at checkout. Excludes Crocs, Kamik, Medallion Collection and clearance. Plus, did you know you get free shipping when you order with your mobile device? ...more

45% Off Kids Umbrella and Rain Boot Sets Today at Amazon

Amazon’s bonus Deal of the Day today is perfect for those April showers and beyond. Save 45% on...more