Is The "Bad Mom" Gremlin Running Your Life?

Do you ever hear yourself asking these questions? Why can’t I get I just get my life together better? Why am I always struggling to keep on top of my schedule, my kids and my work? How come it seems so much easier for other moms when it feels like such a struggle for me?What’s wrong with me?...more

The In-Betweeners

I feel like there are a lot of us out there.  The women that had extraordinary childhoods with incredible mothers who told us we could rule the world.  The hardest part for me becoming a mom was the absolute fear that I wouldn’t be as good as my mom.  It was/is terrifying.  My mom decided to stay home with me after I was born.  She was planning on going back to work but quickly told my dad that she just couldn’t do it.  On paper it financially wasn’t going to work out.  But they prayed and somehow all ends met.  We grew up in the traditional sense....more
MariaTomas-Keegan Reading your comment this morning touched my heart.  Thank you so much for ...more

4 Steps To Create A Life You Love In 2014

Do you know what 2014 has in store for you and your family?If your answer is “no” or “I’m not sure” then now is the perfect time to decide what 2014 is going to look like for you.In order to create what we truly desire in our lives it all starts with setting our intentions and then taking action to make it happen. ...more

Randi Zuckerberg says we need to find a tech life balance

When I heard social media guru Randi Zuckerberg, sister of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, talking about the importance of finding a tech life balance earlier today, it was like a massive “HELLO I’m talking to YOU”....more

Culture Shock

Writers Note: This post is not a rant about how I hate my job. It is simply a statement on the differences between college life and “the real world”....more

Quick and Easy Ways to Beat Stress

Feeling stressed and overwhelmed? Over seventy-five percent of my patients admit to being “overworked, stressed-out and frazzled” when they appear for an initial evaluation. Their stressors may differ—financial problems, lack of job satisfaction, relationship issues, attaining work-life balance—but the core elements remain the same. ...more

When to Say “Yes” and When to Say “No”

Being a mother and a small business owner are two full-time jobs. Just handling the bare minimum of these two tasks can still fill a full 24-hour day with emails to send, errands to run, and meals to cook. If you’re a say-yes-to-everything-by-nature-kind-of-person like I am, then these two jobs can seem overwhelming....more

On Being a Mom and PhD Student

I personally can't imagine being a mom and a student going for a Ph.D. Yet I know it can be done. I have clients who have done this (while working full time in addition) and there are many of you out there. I particularly like this post from Midwestern Berliners as she navigates the Mommy Ph.D. challenge. (It is part one of a four part series, so check out the others as well.) ...more
I'm so glad to find other Mom PhDers out there. I feel like I'm doing such a crappy job at the ...more

FYI: You Can No Longer Work at Home

What is the impact on an individual working mom's life when a company decides carte blanche to nix telecommuting? HUGE. The initial shock was stunning when a random "FYI" note from the manager hit Cece's desk. In this post she breaks down the upsetting and big impact that results from such an incidental company announcement. Can you relate? ...more
It is difficult when business is business... I too, had to sacrifice and it has made all the ...more

You don’t have to run away from the corporate life to become a world traveler

Sometimes I’m envious of those Twitter profiles that say, “Quit my job, sold my life and currently traveling the world”. I must admit, even before university ended, I got suckered into the corporate world, but in all honesty, it’s not that bad....more