As I am sitting in traffic, my mind starts to wander … Wow, so many cars? Why are there still people holding a phone as they drive? Seriously! When will we get some rain in California? You get the picture. But then I start to go a little deeper. How did we get to this […]
I’m fascinated by other people’s stories. How did they become who they are? What were their struggles? Who guided them along the way? I’m curious. I’m looking for clues. I’m in awe. Perhaps it is the journalist coming out, but I love to ask questions and probe. But when I start digging in on my […]
I’ve been a working mom for 10 years, so really I’ve heard it all, but there is one statement that really burns me, and I heard it recently from a supposed friend. It was a weekday morning and I was trying to power through a quick workout before hitting the office. Just 10 more minutes […]
Dear Class of 2014, I’m assuming you’ve already heard the inspiring commencement speeches. You’ve listened to the lines about “embarking on a new journey,” and “setting a new course.” If your speaker failed to deliver, just hit the Web and catch TED’s Top 10 “Graduation … Now what?” series. I’ve watched a few of these […]
Some say “life in corporate” is so different from “life as mom,” but I have proof these two worlds are actually quite similar. Let me share just a few experiences – some from this very week – to illustrate my point: PERSISTENCE & DEFEAT Corporate Life: I’ve slaved over a communications draft for days and […]
As I board a plane this week for a few days of business travel, I can’t help but feel a little anxious. Any working mom knows it’s always tough to be away from your kids. After all, I want to tuck them in at night, and hear about their days over dinner and dessert. Still, […]
They say the sleep gets better after those newborn years. I hate to tell you, but those people lie! Yes, there are no more midnight feedings, random cry-fests, or toddler night terrors. But sleep? Don’t expect to get the recommended eight hours very often.
Living in Southern California, there really is no dramatic difference in the seasons. In the summer, it can get especially warm, but otherwise it’s generally low to mid-70s and comfortable. Still, there is something about spring that gets me crazy with the need to purge, clean and refresh. I want to take on new home […]
Balance. We often frame the topic as the work-life dance. In parenthood circles, we chat about trying to keep our sanity as we juggle family responsibilities, activities, meals and beyond. But lately I’ve been thinking about balance in a slightly different way. As I was staring at my family calendar, I of course noticed it […]
5:15 a.m. “Kerry – it’s time to get up.” I hear my “human alarm clock” – my husband – whisper those words loud enough to ensure I’ll get up, and then turn to head back downstairs. He’s already been up for 30 minutes, wanting to enjoy some alone time before the day gets underway.