Month: October 2015

Nanowrimo & Lessons from one week of remote work in Seattle

You’re going to hear a lot less from me over the next few weeks.  That’s because I’ve signed up to do something that I’ve wanted to do for a long time:  write my first fiction chick-lit novel.  It’s not going to be easy.  And as much as I love writing and sharing with all of

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You need these things to “Have it All”… so don’t feel bad if you feel like you can’t. Really.

We hear it over and over again… “You can have it all.”  But then we take a look at our lives and feel like we just can’t.  Between pick ups, drop offs, bedtime routines, our paid 24/7 connected jobs, tantrums (both ours and children’s), finances, and so on – it’s no surprise that so many of

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Flexibility Stigma. Don’t think you’re past it…

The 2015 Women in the Workplace Study shared some interesting news:  many companies are offering flexible work options, including telecommuting, job shares, and part time options, but very few people are participating.  Part time work had one of the lowest participation rates at just 2%, and the study goes on to say “More than 90

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5 Ways to Improve Your Work Life Balance RIGHT NOW!

A lot of the advice on work life balance is focused on “balancing out in the long run” or figuring out how to make it work over a period of time.  Well, that sure doesn’t help with the day to day stress we face!  Feeling balanced in the long run is important, but what can

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Is it the right time to go part time?

Meaningful part time work is the holy grail of flexibility for many parents out there.  But let’s face it – meaningful part time work is about as elusive as a rainbow unicorn.  When you go part time you have to acknowledge the following: You’re opting out of promotability (or you’re being opted out) You can be

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Seattle for a Week! And other musings about traveling with children.

We’re in Seattle this week visiting my husband’s family and fostering some critcal cousin to cousin connection time.  It’s been a little while since I’ve had to board a plane with two children (one still in diapers), and I had forgotten how much packing and schlepping is involved.  One suitcase is exclusively filled with pull

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10 Surprising Things That Will Get You Promoted

Ever wonder if promotions are really based on meritocracy?  I guess we’ll never know for sure… but here are 10 other things that weigh into the decision. Thanks to the wonderful team at SharpHeels for their editing magic on my latest article! Visit Promotion Influencers – 10 Surprising Things that Could Help You Get to the Next

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