Wednesday, October 19, 2016
Thursday, October 13, 2016
|Photo from my photo shoot. Credits: Becky Thurner|
"The idea about having it all is a myth. And if you convince yourself that you can, you'll end up feeling guilty when things don't work out. My advice is to be realistic, compromise and be the best that you can be at that moment." Nina Jasinksi , Olgivy & Mather's chief marketing officer (CMO)
One of the reasons that I devote this blog to issues affecting working mothers is because they are my people! On the working front, I am an attorney, a writer, a speaker, and a law school professor. On the mom front, I am the mother of a finicky first grade student and a tenacious toddler. So, it is safe to say that I have the “working mom” thing on lock.
Summer is over. Gone are days with extended sunlight and warm weather beckoning us outside. Now, there is a chill in the air. The days are shorter. And everybody expects to work, and work hard. For that reason, I decided to post a list of support materials for those seeking work/life balance. Working moms especially need to carefully plan their lives so that we can balance everything. We're not so much seeking time to eat bon bons and get manicures as much as we are simply just trying to get everything done. As Atiya Abdelmalik, a speaker I heard recently, said, "Working women wear a lot of hats."
Saturday, October 08, 2016
|Contemplating whether there are different standards for working parents...|
I was on a call yesterday involving several executives in my organization. The person who organized the call was a man who has school aged children. Apparently, he needed to pick up one of his sons early from school today and pick up time was when the call was occurring. There was a little background noise. Then, without fanfare or explanation, he simply disengaged from the call with the simple statement, "Sorry, I had to pick up my kid early from school today." He was off for awhile we all waited for him to return. A few moments later, we hear his kid's voice. He responds to the kid rather casually, "I'm on a call."
I was awestruck by this exchange because the manner in which he handled this was far different than I have in the past.
Tuesday, October 04, 2016
|A lesson I learned from Walt Disney...|
If you haven't heard, there was a presidential debate last week and Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton had a face off. Although there was no fisticuffs, the debate had nearly as much humor and action as a WWE wrestling match. Since a debate of the candidates for Vice-President is scheduled for tonight, I thought it made sense to reflect of what I learned from the presidential candidates about making public speeches.
Ten Lessons for Working Moms from the Presidential Debate
If you're like me, you probably do quite a bit of public speaking. For that reason, I compiled a list of lessons I learned from both candidates after last week's presidential debate.
Friday, September 30, 2016
|Working Mom enjoying a PTO day|