An Inconvenient Truth? Maybe My Career Is Actually Hurting My Family.*

  [*Alternate Title:  “In Which Melanie’s Feminist Card Is Revoked, Hell Freezes Over, And An Inconvenient Truth Is Recognized”] I am exhausted.  Tomorrow is Saturday, and it’s also the one day a month where we do the billing in my office and I need to come in to help.  Normally that’s not an issue at… Read More An Inconvenient Truth? Maybe My Career Is Actually Hurting My Family.*

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

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?

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… Read More Reboot Your Career (and Your Family) with Entrepreneurship

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