"The entrepreneur's dilemma: Maintaining friendships. Building a great company. Spending time w/family. Staying fit. Getting sleep. Pick 3." — @randizuckerberg, December 9, 2011.
When I first…posted this tweet in 2011, I discovered I truly touched a nerve, and not just among entrepreneurs. CEOs, parents, students, freelancers, and everyone in between seemed to be struggling with how to truly have it all, on their own terms. The truth is that you can have it all — just not every day. Each… >> Read More
The other day, after learning that I was a working mother, a random woman called me a hero. Her well-intentioned comment caught me off guard. After all, she didn’t know me, or whether or not I did…my job well. I was grateful for what seemed like genuine respect, but it drew into focus a real problem: When it comes to admiration for the working mother, it’s usually for the hustle of it all — not the actual quality of work. Yes, working moms juggle a ton of shit — more shit,… >> Read More
When I found out I was pregnant with my fourth child, I cried. In fact, I cried for a couple weeks — when I wasn’t vomiting, that is. I had a 10-month-old at the time, and I was still getting…used to dealing with three kids. How I could possibly manage four? I wasn’t one of those carefree, laidback moms who dealt with things calmly and happily. I like order, clean rooms, being on time, being in control. And as desperate as I was to have my first three kids, I’d literally never considered having… >> Read More
If you’ve ever had to pump, you know that it’s not always the easiest thing to squeeze into your day at work. While federal law requires employers to offer a place for women to express milk,…there are occasions when your day doesn’t go as planned. Here's our ode to fierce women who have pumped in unusual places or made a point of sharing their pumping with the public. 1. D.C. Council member Brianne K. Nadeau Faced with a six hour public hearing on homelessness, Nadeau, who has a 3-month-old needed… >> Read More
Young kids are never going to look at you and say, “Mommy, you look like you need some time to relax.” If you’re trying to parent by the positively punishing 21st-century standards, you’re…probably checking your phone, your kid’s homework, and the laundry at the same time right now. That spa day Groupon is not getting used any time soon. Doing Less an incredible tool to cultivate if you’re a perfectionist or prone to overachieving. (Especially if, like me, you’ve found a way to even be a perfectionist… >> Read More