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 GraphicStock.com...more

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
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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

Why I Don't Feel Guilt as a Working Mom

As women and as mothers, we naturally carry guilt. Some more so than others maybe, but we all do it. At one time or another, we all have something that creeps up into our lives to make us feel guilty as parents. My biggest battle with guilt comes in the form of being a working mom. While I enjoy working and wouldn’t have it any other way, from time to time I have this little voice in the back of my head that says, “You should be making the sacrifices necessary to stay at home with your child.” That little voice isn’t always so nice....more
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How do you feel creative?

  As I write this I’m still pumped from last week’s turnout to my new online course.Thirty-nine students signed up two days after I launched Writing the Body—Awaken to the Body’s Wisdom and Connect to Your Creative Source.  Speaking of creativity…...more

5 Rules for Becoming a Guilt-Free Momtrepreneur

No job description has more bullet points than a mom’s: nurse, teacher, nutritionist, accountant — not to mention the voice of innumerable storybook characters. It’s hard to juggle all this alongside a business, and you might feel like you’re always sacrificing something, whether that’s time with your kids, your business, or time for yourself (yes, that’s still a thing)....more

Working Mum's Shoes

There was a time when the first day of a new job would have seen me arriving early, freshly scrubbed and dressed - if not smartly, then in the way I had planned to dress. As opposed to this haphazard, breathless arrival, fresh apologies tumbling from my lips, shoes once again clashing with my outfit, having forgotten my lunch. I really didn't think that this phase would last so long. Initially I thought that once the breastfeeding stage was over, and my daughter didn't see a clean nappy as her cue to 'perform', I would be breezing into work on time and unruffled....more

"Kids? What Kids?" A Working Woman's Bluff

At a recent business dinner, I was seated next to a woman who had founded  a venture-backed startup. Her company was about four years old, and had raised tens of millions of dollars. I’m an editor-at-large for Inc and Inc.com. At Inc, we write about entrepreneurs — and burnout. So I asked her, “We always hear that being an entrepreneur is a 24/7 endeavor. But you’ve been doing this for years, and no one can work all the time without burning out. What do you do to stay sane?” ...more

Work/Life Balance? 5 Questions to Ask Yourself … and Answer Honestly

Are you tired of working too many long hours? Do you feel occasional pangs of guilt that you “should be” spending more time with your loved ones? Or working out and staying fit? Or engaging in your hobbies and passions? Or keeping up with the stacks of unread books and magazines? Or just going out and having more fun? ...more
These are really good pointers--and they work for stay-at-home mom's too.  Women, and this is a ...more