Tired of Keeping the Ship Afloat and the Captain Complains!

I don't know how else to explain today.  I have everybody coming at me at work and at home.   I am in the middle of a tug of war with four hormonal teenagers and one clean freak husband.  I love both sides to death but to come up with a happy median at times is a chore in itself.  What gives?  Can I just come home one day without having everyone charging at me?  One son asks, "mom can you drive me to...?".  My answer is, "hell no, I'm tired and it's a school night.".  My eighteen year old has a mind of his own that he runs the show and will not f...more

Small Business Tip: Firms Working to Take Some Pain Out of the Workday

This is the last day of the month and a close to Pain Awareness Month.  Not a big small business event?  You'd be surprised.  Thousands of small business owners are taking steps and making accommodations to help employees living with chronic pain stay productive.   ...more

You Can No Longer be a SAHM When. .

The only thing you have for your breakfast is Pizza Rolls. Sure, there are a couple of other things lying around, but those have to be saved for the baby's meals. You get gifts (such as digital cameras on Mother's Day) and insist they be taken back, because you know you won't have enough money to survive through the week. You dread even walking into a store, especially with your child. ...more

Working Mama

After all this time, I always says that once I got married, I don't want to work.. ...more


"For everything you have missed, you gain something else, and for everything you gain, you lose something else." -- Ralph Waldo Emmerson ...more

Being Stuck At Work During The Holidays Is Becoming A Rarer Phenomenon

After tomorrow, rush hour traffic should be delightfully light, phones will be eerily quiet, Outlook calendars will have blank spaces,email boxes will not be quite so full,and cubicle workers will not have to plug in iPod earbuds just to drown out the noise from fellow workers. Ah yes, it's beginning to feel a like like Christmas Corporate American Style . ...more

As much as I love my job I'm still getting the week off this christmas up to New year because ...more

Let's Keep America Working!

OK - just introducing our new venture we are really excited about. After years in the professional trenches we have put together a new media venture to help put the focus on what's important during our interesting economic times. It's called "Let's Keep America Working!" and we've shot some great video with a vast array of folks connected to work and jobs including Asst. Sec. of Lavor, Neil Romano, Fortune writer, Nadira Hira and many other great people. ...more

What's a woman to do?

A year ago I gave birth to a beautiful baby girl. Before I had my daughter I was determined to stay at home with her full-time. I gave my notice into my work shortly before my mat leave letting them know I wouldn't be coming back. Then...the bills came. And I've decided that we are in a two-income world, and even though it is possible to live on one-income usually with sacrifice and hard work, I realized that that may not happen in my household, as my husband's one income may just not be enough. ...more

I am a stay home mom but I am also contributing to our family financially.  I knew staying at ...more

Letters to Lucy - Working

Letters to Lucy - Working Dear Munchkin. ...more