It's Not Your Kids That Make You Time-Starved: It's Your Spouse

So much for you and your marriage partner working together to share the burdens of family life, regardless of who does what or how much. Turns out that it's actually married moms who are feeling the stress and pull of time starvation the most, not single moms, according to a new survey about the growing segment of "breadwinner moms" around the world, released yesterday by global communications firm Ketchum, in partnership with BlogHer. ...more

Why We Need to Push for Universal Pre-K

With the school year well underway, how many mothers have the pre-K programs they so desperately need? ...more
"This access levels the playing field for children from impoverished homes, affording them the ...more

I Was the "Black Working Mom" Example

When it came time to tell my manager about my pregnancy, I worried. I knew my explanations that I wasn't pregnant during interviews or I had found out after accepting their offer wouldn't matter. She'd just think of me as a risk....more

My Career Path Story

Photo: Flickr, "Career Path" by Abhijit Bhaduri My name is Shaless Peoples, and one of my passions is listening to the stories of others. More specifically, I love to seek out, and hear stories of those who have re-shaped and re-routed their career paths in order to experience a more enjoyable and authentic work-lifestyle....more

Have You Learned to Be True to Yourself?

“To thine own self be true.”Shakespeare said it best. Of course, he was a dude, and having a penis seems to make it easier to live by this sentiment. (Yep, starting of this post with the “P” word!)...more

Why I Don't Mind Working for $5 an Hour

     Over the years I've worked a lot of crummy jobs.  I've worked a lot of low paying jobs, and jobs that paid alright but that worked me to the bone.  I've been under compensated, and I've done jobs that were above my pay grade because I would work for less than I was worth.  And I wasn't happy, but I can honestly say that I'm happy now.  I only make $5.00 an hour, and I am happier with that than ever before....more

Winner!

 First time I have ever entered a fleece judging contest.  What do you know?Bunny, our 2.5 year old Shetland ewe, won Class Champion in the "Medium" Wool Weight at the Vermont Sheep & Wool Festival this past month.  I'm always saying that it's a good thing she has such a beautiful fleece, otherwise I wouldn't be able to find any redeeming value in her as she is skiddish, loud, and unfriendly.  A rare ewe in my flock(though she's just like her mother, Winky.)Well, I guess she showed me that she's got the right to baa if she wants to.  ...more

Ready for Your Second, Third or Fourth Act?

Are you ready for a career change, dream of starting your own business, or desire to launch a non-profit?  For previous generations it was common to do one type of career for several decades and then retire for your Second Act.  ...more

It's Not Your Kids That Make You Time-Starved: It's Your Spouse

So much for you and your marriage partner working together to share the burdens of family life, regardless of who does what or how much. Turns out that it's actually married moms who are feeling the stress and pull of time starvation the most, not single moms, according to a new survey about the growing segment of "breadwinner moms" around the world, released yesterday by global communications firm Ketchum, in partnership with BlogHer. ...more

Why We Need to Push for Universal Pre-K

With the school year well underway, how many mothers have the pre-K programs they so desperately need? ...more
"This access levels the playing field for children from impoverished homes, affording them the ...more

A Job Search Is Like Fishing

By Jackie Hott, faculty member at American Public UniversityA job search is like fishing; you cast out your line with the goal of landing the perfect catch. The comparison recently occurred to me as I watched my son fish. He was prepared with his pole, bait, and tackle box. He sat a while casting out his line over and over showing patience, persistence, and attention to detail.Fishing takes time, casting out many lines until you finally hook that fish. Just like preparing to go fishing by gathering the right equipment, you also need to prepare for your job search....more

How to Manage the Cycle of Ups and Downs in Your Business

When running a small business, you face many challenges. One of them is managing the lack of “success”; that feeling you get when you lose a client, you don’t get paid for your hard work or your competition is taking your market share. We have all been there! How we “handle” the outcome of any hardship is essential to build the stamina required to run a business long term. ...more

The normal, non-exciting, no drama place we call childcare......

I wish every day that parents understood that they have the power to make childcare a normal and pleasant experience. The morning transition can be a calm one. Drop off can be a quiet loving exchange and pick-up time can be organized and efficient....more