10 Tested Tips for Time Management

As a mom of two active kids, wife of someone who owns his own business, published author, daughter, sister, aunt and traveling career women, time is at a premium for me, like I’d bet it is for you....more
Great tips! I especially like buying clothes that don't wrinkle and not checking baggage. Makes ...more

How a Diaper Bag Insert Turned into a Crowdfunding Site for Moms

About a month after having my son, Teddy, I had my first moment of (new) mom inspiration. Somehow in my sleep-depraved, poorly showered, deer-in-headlights state, I came up with a damn good idea....more
Elisa Camahort Thanks so much, Elisa! I hope this will inspire other moms to move forward with ...more

Dear Writers: Don't Fall Victim to Word Count Shaming

I'm quite sure it's not intentional, that stab that slices at my self-worth when I see those numbers posted....more
PoppiesandPinot I'm with you. I tend towards the long-winded. Twitter and its shortness - a ...more

Navigating Without Fences

Navigating Without Fences“What other people think of you is not your business.  If you start to make that business your business, you will be offended the rest of your life.” – Deepak Chopra...more

The Future of the Pierre's

We are constantly talking about and strategizing on our future as a family. We, the Pierre’s, are planners. As much as possible. We often talk about how we are going to prepare for this, save up for that, attend this event, go out of town then, but often times, God has a totally different agenda!...more

The end of Fake Nice. Be Real.

"Ohhh she's so nice!"  "She's the nicest person I know." "She has a perfect life."These things are never said about me. That’s because I gave up being fake about who I really am and started loving the real me....more

10 Reasons Why It Is Never Too Late To Bloom

It is never too late in life to begin the process of self improvement. Springtime is a time for rejuvenation, a time to pursue your dreams and use your true gifts. There's always room for growth,  to change your life and discover your purpose and these are the reasons why:...more

Unschooling: Screen Time

A lot of unschooling families I know (or read about), and a lot of families whose kids attend democratic schools, do not limit screen time for children. We’re one of them. We are a pro-screen family....more

How to Prioritize Emails to Gain Productivity

Sometimes in life you find yourself having to accomplish many things at once. Now I consider myself the Queen of Multi-tasking, but when you are getting pulled in every direction imaginable, the key to coming out on top is to prioritize. Knowing what items require immediate action and which can be put on the back burner, will help you cross tasks off your To-Do list a lot quicker. ...more

What's Your Number?

As a woman of wall street this is a question I've fielded several thousand times from headhunters and managers alike.  In a formal meeting, after a fancy lunch where I dazzled the prospective manager with my trading and TCA* knowledge and hit all the pointss to prove to  him that hiring me would not only make him look like a genius, but make his team stronger I was hit with the question we all long to hear..................more


Yesterday, I spoke about the curves life maps out throughout our journey.  Some curves are gentle, mere inconveniences of daily life.  Others are steep, white-knuckle curves that leave us exhausted and gasping for breath. While my disruption of weekend plans was a gentle curve, an inconvenience; so many others are facing the sharpest, fear-inducing of curves.  I have such people in my life....more

When You Have a Mother...But You Don't Really

     I was talking to my uncle this week, and I realized something: I've lived longer without my mom in my life than I have with her in it. It was bizarre, yet comforting: if I could make it this long without the support of a mother, I can surely live this out the rest of my life if I have to.  You see, my mom's still alive, but I'm dead to her. Her and I no longer co-habitate the same plane of existence....more