6 Tips for Creating Your Own Paycheck Fairness Act

If we can’t get our elected officials to help us close the gender based wage gap, we’ll have to do it ourselves. On Monday, the Senate failed to pass the Paycheck Fairness Act, yet again. The bill needed 60 votes but fell short 52-40 with every Democrat voting aye and every Republican voting no. Two independent Senators split their votes....more

What You Need to Know Before You Start a Business

I was having lunch yesterday with a new friend, and she had a bunch of questions for me as she was at the really early stages of getting her start-up up and running. At first I was inclined to say I didn't have that much more experience than her, but as we started getting into the conversation, I realized how incredibly much I had learned in a short six months. And I figured it would be nice to capture that journey of realizations. So here they are!...more
Starting a business can be a great thing but one has to expect the unexpected and when one does ...more

Giving Up the Mommy Guilt

It has not escaped my notice that women with children often express regret about their performance as mothers. I remember coming back from my own (partially paid) maternity leave, and for two months, driving to drop off and pick up at two different day care centers, doing my work, running the household, rocking the baby, mothering the four-year-old, and feeling like a total failure at everything I did. (Yes, I had a husband at home, but he left early for his office, and came home late, getting in his hours and pushing for professional advancement.)...more
Thank you for putting words to how I feel right now...! I am the mother of four little boys - ...more

working in a professional kitchen: week two

"you know it's madness to do burger day on a monday."i look around. what are you talking about? burgers and fries? seems like the simplest thing in the world, a natural choice for coming in on a monday with no prior prep done....more

Debunking 4 Myths of Retirement

CarlyT Wonderful and valid points, thank you! I'm interested in reading the stories you've ...more


Life has been a bit of a blur lately. I turned 29 years old on Monday, so it’s a new year. For me, and for you too,...more

My Journey To Coaching: How Quitting My Job Led Me To My Passion

"I am sick and tired of being sick and tired."- Fannie Lou HamerIn 2013, I was sick of tired of being sick and tired and I decided to transform my life by becoming a certified personal, motivational, and startup business coach. ...more

Coffee Break: Keyboard Memo Pad

So what do you think? Leave a comment and let me know! Keyboard Memo Pad – $8.75 – Photo credit: http://www.muji.us/store/caption I was just saying the other day if I didn’t have my head screwed on, I would need a reminder to put ...more

Work It: Structured Pullover

So what do you think? Leave a comment and let me know! Structured Pullover – $98 – anntaylor.com ‘Tis sweater season! ...more

Always the Intern, Never the Hire

Intern? Grad Student? Keep having sex with these 6 rules for success. Internships and graduate school can make or break a woman’s life and career. But poorly structured training programs can dramatically interfere with a woman’s romantic, sexual and life goals....more

What Motherhood Penalty? Why Motherhood May Just Be Your Career’s Best Ally

Don't forget to Leave a comment! Parenting principles for work – Photo credit: http://www.humptybumptykids.com/caption From what you can read in the media, motherhood and a successful career don’t exactly go hand in hand. Actually, there is even what is called a “motherhood penalty”...more

Balance Work and Life!

Balance Work and Life!http://wobcmagazine.com/7021/87174/a/balance-work-and-life ...more

Yeah. There was a lot of stuff in that freezer.

I didn’t realize quite how much until I put it all out on the counter. Good heavens....more