Kate Gerber

I am the wife of a wonderfully supportive husband and the mother of two beautiful children. I am passionate about my family and my career, and I work hard to maintain my work-life integration. I’ve worked in an office, from home, and as a stay-at-home mom. Each situation presents unique challenges, so I created CareerMama as a forum for moms to share their ideas with each other, as well as guidance for new moms and soon-to-be moms. 

Kate

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What to Wear, What to Wear

As you venture back into the office after maternity leave, you may find yourself in a bit of a quandary in the wardrobe department....more

Networking For The Unemployed Mom

Like millions of other Americans, I have recently been laid off (no, I was not Dooced). There are pros and cons to being temporarily unemployed. ...more

I used to hate these events and as I felt it was all about being judged I used to be so ...more

Mommy Guilt (aka Baby Withdrawal)

A friend of mine, who does not have children, asked me to explain “mommy guilt”. I have to admit this is a difficult subject to discuss without a common frame of reference. But, on behalf of all the CareerMamas out there and for the benefit of those who do not have children, soon-to-be mothers, and men, I will give it my best shot. ...more

Keeping Up The Pace

“What do you think about going out for dinner?” “Let’s go see a movie tonight!” ...more

Letting Go of Superwoman

Mothers are well-known for trying to be all things to all people. We are cooks, maids, chauffeurs, teachers, and on top of all that, many of us also have careers outside of the home. Remember that 70’s ad for Enjoli? ...more

The Lost Art of Writing

While at a birthday party for one of my son’s classmates, I got into a discussion of sending thank you notes to the people who attended a child’s birthday party and brought gifts. ...more

The Necessity of Tools

Not long ago, I saw a post on Twitter about a guy who wrote a novel using a Smartphone (http://tcrn.ch/vD). This made me think about the tools I have used to stay on top of things while raising my kids and working in my career. ...more

She's Not (Blank). She's Just Sleep Deprived: Returning to Work After Baby

Have you ever heard an exasperated sigh from a co-worker who wonders why you can’t remember anything, speak in complete sentences, or why you’re unable to keep up with a conversation? Has that sigh ever come from you? ...more