Tag: career

Yes, you are totally unprepared for parenthood. Have your kids anyway.

  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

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Mompreneur Confession: I’m Haunted By My Parents’ Business Failures

  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,

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Learn From Your Children, and Take Risks In Your Career and Your Life

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

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Reboot Your Career (and Your Family) with Entrepreneurship

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

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What I Want for My Kids: Don’t Be Like Me

A growing body of research suggests that you can either have a happy life or an interesting life, but that you can’t have both.  In other words, the choices you make in life may lead to interesting and enriching experiences that you are glad to have, but these choices typically entail frustration and challenges (having

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How My Second Kid Changed My Career for the Better (But Not Without Some Initial Drama)

  This article caught my attention this week.  It instantly resonated with me, because I actually do believe that my second child “hosed” my career, in a manner of speaking. Like the author, I say that with a bit of hyperbole, because my career is still intact, as far as I can tell.  I was practicing

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Ten Important Things To Ask A Mother

Here are ten important things to ask a mother of three…well, really these questions are applicable to ANY mother. But, as a mother to three daughters under the age of five, I sometimes day-dream about the simple ways in which my friends, relatives and colleagues can help me out, give me a boost, or make a part of

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Comments From the Parenting Peanut Gallery: Dealing With, and Learning From, Criticism

In my work, I often encounter situations that can be analogized to the world of parenting.  For example, I recently gave a seminar with a couple people I used to work for on the topic of special education laws.  The audience was primarily special education directors and other school personnel.  I really didn’t have time

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