This Whole Working Mothers Are Happier Thing

Last week, one of my favorite bloggers wrote a post for babble, basically kicking anderson cooper in the teeth for reopening a debate it seems that women have worked tirelessly to get beyond ... Who works harder? Working mothers or stay at home mothers? and Dr. Drew (who i usually have a lot of love for) also had a show that also addressed the question of stay at home vs working mothering. ...more
This is so interesting because "feel better" is the title of the article, which makes the ...more

What Makes a Company Great to Work For?

I was lusting after some companies on the Outside Magazine 50 Best Companies to Work for list the other day and it gave me many flashbacks to my time in corporate pondering - what makes it great to work here (wherever "here" may be for you)? ...more
I absolutely LOVE the company I work for. The administration is supportive and really seems to ...more

Holidays and Business: Striking a Balance

I have a theory about why there is so much stress around the holiday season...and it holds no judgment or specific-holiday-tradition-centric connotations. Do you know what it is? ...more
Your post is spot on. I gave up my notion of "perfect" a long time ago, and that applies to ...more

Once Upon a Time

There are two before bed moments in my house. Before the kids go to bed and before I go to bed. Both are mad dashes. Back in the day, before children, I would take a relaxing bath, read a book, watch a television show with hubby. Bedtime was exciting... minds out of the gutter people, this is a family program.Lately, I fall into bed exhausted. It's become a necessary part of my day, but not one I look forward to. Same goes for showering. I'm not sure when taking a shower became a chore, but it has....more
It's so funny to me that kids fight sleep because they think they'll miss something, and I can't ...more

My Family is Killing My Klout Score

I've mentioned a time or two that I'm a wee bit controlling.And that I thrive on all things quantifiable.Given those two facts, you won't be surprised to hear that I have had a love affair with Klout.I have a morning routine that goes a little something like this:Get up and greet my husband, who typically has two hours on his day already....more
I love this post. And it's part of what inspired me to CANCEL MY ACCOUNT. Because I was spending ...more

Work-Life Balance Roundup

This week we dive into the wide-world of work-life balance. To me the term is almost mythical. What is it really supposed to mean? A perfectly balanced life? That's like a perfectly done souffle or perfectly round and even homemade pie. I don't know about you, but those are few and far between (and often a fluke). Not to mention often the juice just isn't worth the squeeze (as an manager of mine used to say). ...more

Trying to Control Your Life or Business - A Recipe for Stress

When you go out on your own as an entrepreneur it can feel freeing and overwhelming. Yet most of us have an indomitable spirit that no matter what we can take control, make it happen, and succeed. For some that takes the form of being overly controlling (can you say control freak?). It's understandable, right? After all part of why most of us go solo is to have more influence and control over our own success (or lack thereof). So it seems natural that we'd want to control things. This comes at a cost and can ultimately bring you down though. ...more

What Indra Nooyi's Daughter Taught Me At BlogHer '11

Yep, I thought to myself. I can do it all. I can be a good wife and mom, keep the house clean and have my dream career. I am woman. HEAR ME ROAR. And then my seven-year-old daughter said something the other night that shot all my smug thoughts straight to hell. “This summer has been really hard on me,” she said quietly as I tucked her into bed. “I think summer is my least favorite time of year.” “What do you mean it’s been hard on you?” I asked her. “You’ve had a great summer!” “It’s hard for me because I don’t get to see you as often as I do the rest of the year,” she said. My face fell....more
Really love it...We should never carry the guilt factor in us...its one life to follow the ...more

"Allure Magazine's Joan Kron-Setting An Example at 86" by Tracey Jackson

JOAN KRON – SETTING AN EXAMPLE by Tracey Jackson ...more

Woman on a verge of a nervous breakdown

The idea of starting a working mother’s blog has been brewing in my head for a while now.  Unfortunately, it is on the evening of the third day of my not seeing my daughter that I am finally bringing this idea to fruition. Truth be told, I would still be at work right now, 9:09 pm, if it has not been for my husband having to abruptly hang up the phone to tend to some household emergency right after telling me that something was not right with our son. My day was not a good day.  One of those where it seems that the whole world is against you, where any chosen commu...more