Children and the elasticity of time

Time, I once famously said (that was a famous post, right?), is a dangerous thing. I normally don’t get any. I mean, yes. Like everyone else, I get twenty-four hours a day. But like I explained in that post, mine is taken up by children a lot....more

Lean On and Lead Giveaway This December!

Aloha Fellow BlogHers!You may know me from #WomensLives, other BlogHer posts, or hopefully you’ve heard about my ibook, Lean On and Lead, Mothering and Work in the 21st Century Economy.I’m reaching out to the BlogHer community because I have a special Lean On and Lead Giveaway coming up this month that I’d love for you to help amplify -- as well as other promotion opportunities that can provide mutual support!...more

Personal Strategic Plan

Would you like to spend less time to get more done?A growing body of multidisciplinary research shows that the way to boost productivity, job performance and health is to not work more hours…but to increase your energy.How is this accomplished?Strategic renewal…tactical, calculated, premeditated, intentional, deliberate and planned renewal....more

Because lists of questions about yourself are endlessly fascinating

My friend Véronique played along, so I think I'll do, too. If you want to try it too, do it in the comments or write your own post and copy the link in the comments.1. What’s currently on your To Do list?...more

5 Ways to Manage Work-Related Stress

Have you ever been so stressed out at work where you feel like you kind of just want to quit and walk dogs all day? ...more
Such great advice! Lists help me prioritize and then once in a while I will go for a quick walk ...more

Personal Champions

We women are champions at taking care of everyone else in our life. That’s how we show them love. In the process, we deny ourselves and pretend that it doesn’t matter about us. Just as long as everyone else is well rested, we can stay up until midnight baking the cupcakes for the bake sale tomorrow....more

Do You Have the Bubble Bath Blues?

For years, I have preached self-care to my clients. And as they open their mouths in protest, I have stopped them to clarify that self-care doesn’t have to take a ton of time, nor does it have to cost a lot of money.Photo Images from

Forgive and Forget

I sat in the corner of my hotel room reflecting on my now legal status of “divorced.” I never thought this would happen to me. My parents had been married over 50 years, so I had good role models. What happened? What’s wrong with me? These are questions that I asked myself over and over again. Why? Because I thought I was the “bad guy.”...more

Why Title IX is Not Just About Sports and I'm Sure Patsy Mink Would Agree

This summer, I joined other advocates and parents from across the nation at the White House Summit on Working Families in Washington, DC. Among the speakers were President and First Lady Obama, Vice President and Dr. Biden, and dozens of other government, policy, union, and business leaders, many of whom were also working parents....more
Thanks for this important post connecting equality/opportunity in education to ...more

Tech-Life Balance and the Modern Mom Entrepreneur Wrap-Up

“I love you more than my iPhone.”There, I said it. And it's true too.But I may have separation-anxiety if you take my iPhone away from me. Why, you ask? It connects me to family, work, news, email, texts, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, and an occasional phone call.But is that healthy or counter-productive?...more