Tag: balance

How Do You Do It? Uncovering Your Work-Life Balance

Today I found myself answering the “how do you do it” question again. A colleague found out I have 4 young kids at home and couldn’t fathom that I work full-time and manage to have a happy family life. It got me thinking – I answer this question a lot – at least 3-4 times a week – at work, at the grocery store, at the dentist – you name it. People really want to know the magic trick to balancing work with life and I can understand why. read more »

Guilt, Guilt Go Away

After I had my first child, a new feeling boldly stole center stage in my life - guilt. As my maternity leave came to an end I was faced with the dreaded “return to work” day. How could I possibly choose to spend my days working instead of home with my beautiful child? I was a horrible person. Not to mention how utterly terrible I was for sending my daughter to daycare all day. I quickly became obsessed with the number of hours she spent outside of my care – if I drop her off at 8 and pick her up at 5 she is spending 9 hours at school. How selfish of me for wanting a career! read more »

The Single Most Important Thing We All Need for Success

I was so honored to be asked to participate in the “Women’s Leadership Month” blog series on Lead Swag.  The series is hosted by Georgia Feiste, one of the amazing women I mentioned in my first post.  Lead Swag is a fantastic site by Heather Coleman and William Powell – their mission is to “bring fun to leadership.”   Check out their welcome page to learn more about the site. read more »