I think the reason the stay at home mom label bothers me has nothing to do with staying at home or being a mom. It’s just an outdated term, and frankly, “working mom” is too. Who refers to “working dads” anyway? We are all working, always. And those of us who are parents are all parenting, always.… Read More Blurring the Lines Between Work and Home
I have been blogging for the past year about being a mompreneur, lawyer-style. Solo lawpreneur with a touch of mom, if you will. For all of you people who are audibly “ughhh!”-ing right now, because you absolutely detest these cutesy titles I’m always working into my posts, well, if you’re still reading my stuff… Read More Yes, you are totally unprepared for parenthood. Have your kids anyway.
People always seem surprised to learn that I grew up without money, or at least without much of it. I don’t know for certain if this is the reason why, but it occurs to me that neither of my parents ever had any semblance of what you could call a career. Sure, they worked,… Read More Mompreneur Confession: I’m Haunted By My Parents’ Business Failures
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?
Happy Black Friday! Instead of shopping today, I took care of some business and then hit the park with the kids and my husband, hoping that running around in the cold air would coax everyone into napping so that I could have some quiet work time in the afternoon. A lot of people actually work… Read More Learn From Your Children, and Take Risks In Your Career and Your Life
I’m finally taking Katie’s advice and reading Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg. More accurately, I downloaded the audio version so I can listen to it in the car. It’s good so far, although it doesn’t strike me as anything new. But Sandberg effectively organizes and communicates the salient points: we should encourage women to aspire… Read More Reboot Your Career (and Your Family) with Entrepreneurship
“Five for Friday” isn’t necessarily a regular thing on this blog, with me or anyone else. It’s really my way of telling you that I don’t have enough at the moment to write one decently-lengthed solid post. But I’ve seen this format on other blogs lately, and I really like it, so I’m going to… Read More Five for Friday: Disjointed Thoughts On My Week in Parenting, Work and Life in General
I read somewhere recently that most of us make decisions based on emotion, despite how we may try to convince ourselves of the inherent logic of our choices. It’s the reason why you tell yourself you are spending more money for the better quality of the premium brand cereal, when in reality the generic brand… Read More The Risks and Rewards of Parenting
Things have been crazy busy with me. Between scoping out potential office space for my practice, keeping up with client phone calls and emails, trying to remember to bill people for my time (I have this thing about taking people’s money! It feels so weird!), and keeping house and home with two little ones, the… Read More It’s the Most Important Job I’ll Ever Do. But I’m the Judge of That – Not You.
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