Category: Purpose

I’m going to Automattic to live the future of work

After a little more than four definitive years at Facebook, I’ve decided to leave to pursue a newly created opportunity at Automattic by helping to build out their Product Marketing function. This decision cost me many sleepless nights, as I am grateful to Facebook for not only the opportunity to be a small part of

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Happy New Year 2017

It’s a new year — and a new time!  After much thought, I’ve decided to stop maintaining a regular blog.  I’ll still write articles from time to time, but my new focus will be on compiling my thoughts and stories into full-scale books.  It’s been a personal dream of mine to become an author, although

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Finding Headspace when Work & Life get the Better of You.

The past few months have been rough.  Life’s gotten busier:  my little girl turned two; I had to start thinking about school plans for my son who starts kindergarten in the fall; my husband and I are planning a family vacation to New Zealand in 4 weeks; we’ve been doing a lot of work in

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Death by a Thousand Paper Cuts

It’s 8:30pm on a Tuesday.  Thankfully, I don’t have a work call right now.  But I do have a screaming child.  He’s mid-tantrum because it was bedtime and he had to go to bed.  And the reality is, he had to go to bed because he needs his sleep but he really had to go

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The “Have Kids, Will Work” Reading List

At lunch last December, a friend asked me to share a list of books that I recommend she read.  She was looking for ones that would help her get ready for the crazy road ahead – particularly working while having kids.  So I put together a list of four “must read” books that have influenced

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Have Kids, Will Work – New Year’s Resolutions

The time for New Year’s resolutions is here and while I normally don’t make any resolutions, I’ve learned a number of things in the past 5 months of blogging (and living) that warrant resolutions of some kind.  So here we go: I won’t apologize or stress about putting family needs first.  Work takes a lot from

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The sad, yet secret, reason many women feel they cannot take a break from the workforce.

One of the things I enjoy doing more than anything else is talking to, working with, and coaching many women (and some men) through the challenges of being a full time parent and full time employee.  Over the past month, three of the women I’ve been working with wanted to discuss the same thing, although

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Parents of four (or more) children are the happiest

It’s hard to believe, but it’s true.  According to a study out of Australia, parents of four or more children are truly the happiest.  And here’s why. “Parents with Four or More Kids are Happier, According to Researchers“,, November 29, 2015 Have Kids, Will Work