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
No. No. No. Less government in our lives. That's what we need.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
Well, I hope you have a good experience in academia. Personally, I did not find large ...more

In Conversation With: Video Interview Innovator Katrina German

Katrina German is the co-Founder of OneStory.com, a platform to create and share video interviews. We were introduced through a mutual friend (another Canadian) who said in his email introduction that “we had to meet” this may come as a surprise to some, but no, not all Canadians know each other). Our mutual love of social media over TV and laughter made a fast connection. Katrina is a social entrepreneur and speaks regularly about social enterprise and women entrepreneurship. She is in the CBC’s Top 40 Under 40 and also has been nominated for a Canadian DigiAward....more

In Conversation With: Lawyer, Coach & Management Consultant, Lenore Horton

Lenore Horton is an over-achieving badass, otherwise titled as an attorney, consultant, and serial entrepreneur. Lenore and I met when she was a newly minted attorney making her first dents in her newly minted law degree. She stood out from the crowd. Life has tossed her many adventures which I’ve delightfully followed (mostly these days via Twitter, she’s @LenoreHorton). Lenore currently heads up the law firm LFH ESQ, and the consulting group, KETNOI....more

In Conversation With: Mobile Tech Entrepreneur Lisa Abeyta

Mobile and New Mexico – yes, those two things will be synonymous if Lisa Abeyta has anything to do with it. A visionary who’s passionate about people, Lisa is the founder of APPCityLife, a company passionate about bringing community services to mobile.  Founded in 2009, Lisa has created a company with a track-record of revenue and acquisitions: in early 2013, Lisa acquired patented mobile publishing platform, Appliciti, and the technical talent from OnQueue Technologies....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
No. No. No. Less government in our lives. That's what we need.more