Kid-Free Vacations and Why You Need One

I'm just getting back from a 10 day, kid-free vacation in Italy with the husband, so I thought I'd kick off the week by revisiting one of my earlier posts about the importance of taking time off to rest and recharge WITHOUT your kids in tow. Have a great Monday, everyone! Why I Didn't Miss…

The Benefits of Paternity Leave Are for Everyone

When I had my son 3 years ago, I was nervous about a million things. Thankfully, my job wasn't one of them. My company had a good parental leave policy, and I was able to take off 13 weeks to be with my baby, all of which were 100% paid. Even better? My husband's company…

This One Thing May Be Holding You Back at Work

Women often refer to the glass ceiling when discussing their potential for advancement at work. But, we often fail to talk about another enormous roadblock women face - the maternal wall. If you are pregnant - or even thinking about becoming pregnant - you may be hurting your chances of success at work. I've talked…

Equality Begins at Home

Yesterday, my friend sent an article that resonated with her and with me as well. The article is called "Where do kids learn to undervalue women? From their parents." Sounds harsh, right? Particularly for those of us who consider ourselves progressive and egalitarian at home. But, when I read the below paragraph, I thought, "Yes! This!"…

Why I Didn’t Miss My Son While I Was On Vacation

Ok. That was a lie. I totally missed my son. A lot. BUT, I don't regret leaving him behind with his grandparents while my husband and I traveled through California and Mexico for 10 glorious, sunny days. If you're a mom, and especially if you have young children, you probably feel hesitant to travel without…