When to Take a Nap

 I know when I reach my limits – there is a lot of crying, naps, and wine involved. I reach my limits on a regular basis. About quarterly I need to stop, regroup, reassess, rearrange some part(s) of my life. This is just my nature. I like a mix of orderliness and newness (two things that don’t always jive with one another). When I was a kid I would tear my bedroom apart playing imaginary games.  My bedroom served as a pirate ship, a haunted mansion, a prairie schooner wagon, a classroom, an office, a castle, and my future Grown Up Self’s fabulous mansion....more
J-MOM  Absolutely! I think as moms we often put ourselves last.more

Not “One-Size-Fits-All”; Maternity Leave Isn’t The Same for Every Mom

Recently, Mark Zuckerberg, Founder and CEO of Facebook, announced that he will take two months of paternity leave. A few months ago Yahoo’s chief executive, Marissa Mayer, announced that after she gives birth to twins she will be taking two weeks of maternity leave - the same amount of time she took with her first child. The news caused mixed reactions and in depth conversation globally because she’s not just a CEO - but a CEO with a uterus....more

5 Things You Should Know Before You Start Working From Home

A while ago, we wrote about tips to get your boss to let you work from home. But working from home isn't always roses and butterflies....more
thistlesandwhistles So glad to hear! Wishing you all the best in your new contract. Exciting and ...more

3 Ways to Acknowledge Yourself On Employee Appreciation Day

First let me say that this is actually my first post since 2015 began and gosh-darnit...it's a timely one. For those of you that don't know, I've been grinding it out in the world of self-publishing in order to launch Say "I Do" In A New York Minute along with the www.sayido.nyc website to support it. But that doesn't mean that I haven't been collecting oodles of thoughts about women in the workplace in the past 90 days....more

There's no such thing as work life balance!

There's no such thing as work life balance.  That's the conclusion that I've come to.  I got married at 26, and joined "Corporate America" that same year.  I was convinced that I wanted to be a career professional, pushing myself to make more money, get promoted as quickly as possible so that I could become a Director or Executive in my company as quickly as possible.  ...more

When Opportunity Knocks, Answer the Door!

                                Photo: Flickr, "Opportunity Knocks" by The Shifted Librarian...more

How To Say No (Without Feeling Guilty)

Warning! We are about to enter the high stress zone - the holidays. And there is no detour - we just have to power on through....more
I loved this post!! Thanks so much for taking time to remind us that sometimes saying "no," is ...more

How to Keep Busy and Productive When You own a Small Business

When you own your own business, you will find no problem staying busy, but you may find between meetings, preparing meals, and carting everyone to soccer practice, that, at times, it may prove difficult to stay productive. When your day is full, it’s easy to get tricked into thinking that you got everything accomplished that you needed to get done, but in the craziness of it all, it’s likely to leave things out....more