I have been a mommy blogger for several years. Then, my husband had a temporary work crisis and I had to get a “real job.” Having been a “creative” most of my life, I was pretty terrified about my future corporate prospects. A fellow Mommy pal shot me over a job opp for an unusual, new start-up company called HopSkipDrive. It is an "Uber-like" service for kids, created by … [Read more...] about Interview With Mom Behind the Uber-Like Service for Kids: HopSkipDrive
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Jennifer Weiner says "I'm a firm believer in 'if you don't ask, you don't get.'" Well, I asked and asked and I got an actual interview with her. I mean, it was by email, but that's actual enough for me. Jennifer Weiner is not only my second interview with a famous person, but is also a bestselling author of many engaging, funny, and addictive books that are even made … [Read more...] about Best Selling Author Jennifer Weiner on Finding Balance
Are dads just providing lip service to splitting childcare duties? A University of Virginia study of 181 married, heterosexual professors with toddlers, found that only three male faculty took paternity leave while 70 female faculty took maternity leave. “When both male and female college professors have the freedom to take post-birth parental leave, the men almost never do … [Read more...] about Why Aren’t More Dads Taking Paternity Leave?
The day I'd been dreading since I became a mom has finally come and gone. It took me two years to get there (as that's the age of my oldest), but I'm now here. I'm okay, minus some shots to my ego and a few silly tears I shed just to release the feeling. I'm told that most mostly-stay-at-home moms (and totally-stay-at-home-moms) go through this. But now, for the first time, … [Read more...] about A Day of Firsts: When I Realized My Career is Coming in Second
People move - find new homes, new neighborhoods, new cities, new schools and new friends - and that can be all well and good. In fact, many people take all of that in stride and have a pretty good idea on how to proceed with a move in order to get settled in quickly and efficiently. However, along with the relocation comes the very scary search for new doctors. It … [Read more...] about Doctor Decisions: Choosing the Right Healthcare Provider