I remember it like it was yesterday. Sitting in the hospital room during my perinatal stay, I wondered to myself, “How did I get here?” We spent five years trying to get pregnant. We had multiple miscarriages, surgeries, and double-digit IVF cycles. But when we found out we were having twins, it made that wearisome journey well-worth it. All those years spent waiting and … [Read more...] about When The Struggle Doesn’t End After IVF
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In March of 2017, Netflix’s 13 Reasons Why debuted; a series based on a novel by Jay Asher. The show follows high school student Clay as he listens to a series of cassette tapes made by fellow student, Hannah, who died by suicide. I was hesitant to watch despite being told by several friends and colleagues how captivating and binge-worthy the show was. Being a mother who … [Read more...] about Why ’13 Reasons Why’ Is Not To Blame For Suicides
If you’re dreaming of making a change to your life, consider thinking small instead of big. That’s right - small. Take little steps that give you confidence. Do you know why the first page of the Boy Scouts manual demonstrates how to tie your shoelaces? That simple accomplishment sets the stage for bigger accomplishments down the road. Here are several ways to change … [Read more...] about 9 Simple Ways to Boost Your Energy and Optimism
I’m often demoralized to overhear this criticism about working women: we don’t negotiate. People who deliver this judgment, in my experience, tend to be human beings with limited experience being female: accomplished men in white collar, managerial positions, who shrug off women’s lack of negotiating skills as if absolutely anyone with self-esteem is born knowing how to ask for … [Read more...] about Why Don’t Moms Negotiate Better?
Lisa Unger is a best selling author of 12 books with 2 more to be released in 2015. The Florida Times-Union called her most recent book, In the Blood, "a page pounding psychological maze." More relevant than her star author status, for our purposes, is the fact that she is a working mom with a happy marriage (in fact she has said meeting her husband was love at first … [Read more...] about Interview with Lisa Unger, Best Selling Author, Wife , and Mom