My Friend Died

My friend died last week.  He was diagnosed with lung cancer 3.5 years ago, but underwent several courses of experimental treatment and was doing remarkably well for a long time.  Then he wasn’t. I met my friend 23 years ago, when I started my job at one of Connecticut’s legal aid organizations.  I was so… Read More My Friend Died

Mompreneur Asks: Do I Need an Office for My Solo Law Practice to Be Taken Seriously?

Happy New Year! I am not into resolutions, but I’m setting some personal and professional goals for myself in 2014. One of those goals is to further define who and what my law practice represents, including not only my online presence, but my physical office location. When I hung my shingle as a solo attorney… Read More Mompreneur Asks: Do I Need an Office for My Solo Law Practice to Be Taken Seriously?

Start Small, Stay Small? Solopreneur Moms and the Benefits of a Home Law Office

So I’m about two months into the solo law practice, work-at-home mom gig.  I have some billable work as well as a couple upcoming seminars (one of which is tomorrow – eek!), and things are actually happening for me, which is really great.  And at the same time, a bit challenging. Everything is sort of… Read More Start Small, Stay Small? Solopreneur Moms and the Benefits of a Home Law Office

Need to Know: Planning for Kindergarten with a Food Allergy

Earlier this week, Jen blogged about her apprehension toward her son starting kindergarten—a whole eighteen months from now—due to his severe allergy to peanuts, which can trigger a life-threatening condition known as anaphylaxis.  For the uninitiated, an anaphylactic reaction is a true emergency that requires immediate action to save a child’s life, due to its… Read More Need to Know: Planning for Kindergarten with a Food Allergy

Don’t Be a Secret Mom: Why It’s Not a Good Idea to Hide Our Status As a Parent at Work

It didn’t strike me as odd until a few years later, after I had a toddler and a baby of my own in tow.  But when I was a relatively new associate at small but established Connecticut firm, I worked with a law student who was there for the summer who actively tried to hide… Read More Don’t Be a Secret Mom: Why It’s Not a Good Idea to Hide Our Status As a Parent at Work

Writing a Will

You know how there’s always something you know you should get to, but you never do? It nags at you every once in a while, but it just never seems like the right time. There’s always an excuse. Working out. Vacuuming under the couch. Cleaning out the freezer. Writing a will. Updating the baby book.… Read More Writing a Will