As a mom of two active kids, wife of someone who owns his own business, published author, daughter, sister, aunt and traveling career women, time is at a premium for me, like I’d bet it is for you. Read more >
About a month after having my son, Teddy, I had my first moment of (new) mom inspiration. Somehow in my sleep-depraved, poorly showered, deer-in-headlights state, I came up with a damn good idea. Read more >
I'm quite sure it's not intentional, that stab that slices at my self-worth when I see those numbers posted. Read more >
It's nice to get gifts but you should give yourself one too. Sometime this week, call or email your elected representatives, the men and women YOU put in office and whose salaries YOU pay, and ask for a little love. It's easy.There are several bills pending in the US Congress that could make your life better. Pick one - or more - and go for it. Each bill links directly to a fact sheet so you'll know what it's about and at the end I hook you up with your people on the Hill. Read more >
Envy is an ugly word. No one ever wants to admit they feel it. But sometimes it is irresistible, even if we don't talk about it to others. Read more >
May is Asian Pacific Heritage Month, and as the first Asian American woman elected to the US Congress—and the first woman of color to serve in either house— Rep. Patsy T. Mink is one of our country’s most significant female leaders. Read more >
I try to think that every day is a new opportunity to start fresh. A day sometimes seems to run by at jet speed, but other times it walks slower than a slug. It is quite unpredictable, if you may. Read more >
Do you have this discussion? The debate about how much time is spent at work versus spent at home? Read more >
The irony: In order to go to the White House for the "Champions of Change for Working Families" event today, I had to do some fancy scheduling with my husband. It happened smack at the hour of school pick-up.
"So if you go to work early, you can swing by and pick up the kids after school and bring them back to your office. And then I can drive out and grab them from your office and then go home to get our science fair stuff. And then if you make sandwiches and leave them on the counter, I can toss those to the kids..."
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Today at work I realized that no one is reading, not even me. As I was going through my normal steps of work, various issues on different screens for different people, I noticed that I’m not actually reading anything. I’m clicking the button I normally click and typing in what I know goes in each space. I opened emails and responded, replied to IMs and started some email strings of my own; all the while just skimming through the information.
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