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

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

Laid Off? How I Survived the Job Search

They say that doors close so new ones can open, and now that I have found a new job I hope for that to be as true as it has proven to be in the past....more
That is great you were fortunate to find one quickly as you were very proactive. My last layoff ...more

Rice Pudding

On the subject of not wasting food, rice pudding is a great way to use up milk before you leave for a trip, or when Costco has tricked you into buying more than your family can possibly consume. This is the absolute MOST amazing recipe for rice pudding porridge. ...more

5 Common Business Mistakes That Entrepreneurs Should Avoid

5 Common Business Mistakes That Entrepreneurs Should Avoidhttp://wobcmagazine.com/8057/87185/a/5-common-business-mistakes-that-ent......more

Do you have a fear of returning things?

A curious idea popped in my head the other day when my mother asked me to take something back to the store. It’s not that […] ...more

Join a Job Club for a Shorter Job Search

A job search is a very tough process, especially now. Don’t job hunt alone! Search with a friend, friends, and/or family members, or, better, find a local job club to join ....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

Employment in the age of excuse-making

In this new age of employment that I like to call Generation YES, there is one behavior that was there to some extent in my generation but has become epidemic in this one. It is the act of excuse making, and it has completely replaced accepting responsibility and apologizing....more

What you want is employment. What I want is Common Sense

There is no big mystery what employers want. Let me lay it out for you starting with the very first time we see you.If you are coming in to fill out or pick up an application then the following rules apply:...more

Don't be a Twitt... Social Media in the workplace

It is incredible what employees will post on their twitter and Facebook accounts. Comments about their job, their boss and the company they work for are often found in status updates and in posts.  ...more

Oven-Baked Plantains (Tostones)

And while we're posting ugly recipes, you really should try this one. I'd only had plantains one other time--maybe 10 years ago--and even though I'd enjoyed them, I had no idea how to make them. Then this past month, I found a recipe and made them ....more

Coffee Break: Does Body Image Matter at Work?

Agree? Disagree? Leave a comment and share your thoughts! ...more