“Is today another computer school day?” As soon as I said yes, my son flopped back down against his pillow and pulled the covers up over his head. “I don’t like computer school!” I curled up next to him and peeled the covers back. “I know. Maybe you’ll get to go back soon.” Back in August, he started virtual kindergarten. While we were hoping for a “normal” start to … [Read more...] about The First 20 Weeks of Virtual Kindergarten = Barely Hanging On
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Fifteen years ago, a single book I picked up in the Boston Airport helped me leave an abusive job, seek help for a spiraling eating disorder and pursue my passion for writing. There is no doubt, when I look back at the last decade plus, (during which I got healthy, married, had my first child and became a published author), that a book saved my life. Throughout my life, I’ve … [Read more...] about The Book That Saved My Life (and the books that are helping mom’s through the pandemic)
Bathroom company Victoria Plumb (UK) has proven what many women have always suspected. Their survey of 2,000 people found that 30% of men deliberately sabotage domestic chores to avoid being asked to do them again. The chores these naughty fellows admitted to intentionally performing poorly, not surprisingly, include the jobs we all hate doing - cleaning the toilet, loading … [Read more...] about Are You Living With A Housework Saboteur?
Misogyny in healthcare is a real problem. But it doesn’t stop there. A new mother contacted me in my office a few days ago. I spoke with this pleasant young woman in person for nearly a half hour, far beyond the free 10 minute consults I usually do. Here’s why: Women’s pain and suffering is LARGELY not ACKNOWLEDGED or well cared for in healthcare. And worse, often the … [Read more...] about Misogyny in Healthcare (& Beyond) Hurts Us All
Why is your personal brand important? Whether you are searching to change careers or grow your network, building a personal brand is worthwhile. Your personal brand is how you promote yourself. Have you ever Googled your name? What comes up in the search when you do? How does the world see you, and how are you mentioned? Personal branding is a great way to influence people's … [Read more...] about How To Invest In Your Personal Brand When Finances Are Tight