Every few months, I come across a new book on working motherhood. In the last year alone, I read Sheryl Sandberg’s Lean In, Katherine Alcorn’s Maxed Out and Liz Mundy’s The Richer Sex. They pop up on my Amazon recommends, and I tend to get drawn in as they tease out another woman’s perspective on […]
The topic of taking a career break in order to solely focus on family resurfaced in the social media space last week in reaction to Judith Warner’s New York Times’ piece, “The Opt-Out Generation Wants Back In.” As timing would have it, I also featured the lovely Ilene from The Fierce Diva’s Guide to Life […]
Last week, a new study from Pew Research revealed a record 40 percent of all households with children under the age of 18 include mothers who are either the sole or primary source of income for the family. Am I surprised? No. Given the very name of my blog – Breadwinning Mama – I’ve been […]
I have a confession – sometimes I take on too much. I over-commit, over-schedule, over-try-be-everything-to-everyone. And you know what? I fail. I’m guessing I’m not alone. Please say I’m not alone! Women, in general, tend to take on a lot when it comes to managing their families, caring for friends, running a household and maybe […]
Dear Marissa, You blew it. I understand you are running a large tech company with shareholders and a board. All eyes are watching to see if you can breathe new life into Yahoo. And of course being one of the few women to lead a Fortune 500 company, the pressure is intense. Yet, if you […]
I love lists. I just can’t resist clicking on a headline about tips and trends and top 10 do’s and top 10 don’ts. So obviously when I came across the Huffington Post headline titled, “What Not to Say to a Working Mom,” I had to read it. The article, posted by working mom lawyer Devon […]
Last week, I made a quick business trip to Northern California – flew up Wednesday and was back to tuck the kids into bed on Thursday night. As any working mom knows, travelling for work has its pros and cons.
Lately, I’ve noticed a slew of blog posts on the topic of putting the technology down and really focusing on living. The invention of the smartphone has certainly transformed our lives and provided a simple way to keep in touch 24/7, but with various social media channels, texting and email, this little device can be […]
In just a few short weeks, my maternity leave will come to an end. I’ve had a few months to bond with our new baby girl, but the time has come to slide back into the trousers, battle the morning commute and re-charge the Blackberry battery. Mommy’s heading back to work.
My eldest started Kindergarten this year, and I’m pleased to report the transition has been surprisingly smooth. He loves his school, has lots of new friends and speaks fondly of his teacher. But last week he asked me a question that got the mommy guilt swirling. “Mom, all of these other moms are helping out […]