Advice You Will Never Hear From a Career Counselor

Almost two years ago, I wrote my first blog post. As soon as it went live, I thought, I have quite possibly just ruined my entire life. ...more
@Cynthia M Thank you. Be brave. Sounds like you're doing exactly the right thing. more

Taking Work on Your Vacation This Summer?

Our family just got home from a peaceful week in a tent, at the edge of Yosemite. For one exciting, very wet day, thunder and lightening crashed around us. The rest of our vacation was sunny days by the river, swimming, fishing, and eating popsicles. I even read a whole Aimee Bender novel! The absolute best part of the trip was all the focused outdoor time with our kids. The second best part was that we had no cell phone reception. ...more

It will give you a little comfort when you see someone keeps sending you email you didn't need ... more

Survey: 88% of Working Parents Suffer Stress-related Health Problems

Working parents have a lot to juggle, and this can create stress. But what we often overlook is that stress has real health consequences. Several weeks ago, I put together a survey* asking working parents about stress and its effects on their health. More than 600 people responded. I filtered out respondents who lived in a household with at least one stay-at-home adult, which left 560 respondents in households where all adults work. Their answers were alarming:...more

Yes, 6 hour work days would make a huge difference. Or limiting work to 3 days a week. Bottom ... more

Buy 3 Moms, Get 1 Free!

 As you may have heard, women still make only 77 cents on every dollar a man earns, and in recent years, progress on closing the pay gap has nearly ground to a halt....more

"Despite the 40-year-old demand for women's equal pay, millions of wives still choose to have no ... more