There’s a confession I have to make, and it may startle some and confuse others. I’ve taken up knitting. That’s right, I’m a knitter. If you told me a year ago that I would be even remotely interested in knitting, I wouldn’t have believed it. I practically break out into hives when I enter [...]
Recently, I was in the unenviable position of having to pull data on floor area coverage for all of the houses within two hundred feet of mine. The data was needed as part of our effort to convince the town to approve our request to build an addition onto our home. It was a wintery [...]
There’s lots of advice out there about how to find a job that you love. To be clear, I’m not talking about a fantasy job. Let’s get real people. You have to work with what you’ve got from a skills perspective combined with many multi-related events and activities converging together to establish what is actually [...]
When I was in fifth grade, I received a homework assignment that I found very challenging at first: Write a three page essay about a favorite pet peeve. How was I supposed to write an essay about something that I didn’t have? I eventually found one, however, once my mother reminded me about how angry [...]
Dear Just-Graduated-From-College Me, I’m sure you are very excited to start your first job out of college. On top of the move to New York, you must be pretty nervous too. In an attempt to make the next weeks, months, and years easier on you, this is your future self writing to give you some [...]
When my husband and I decided that the time was right to have children, we had many discussions about which childcare option we’d select. From the beginning, we’d known that we would be a dual career family and that childcare would be something for which we’d have to budget significant sums of our income. After [...]
The only sport I played growing up was piano. I learned a great deal from my piano teachers. But because I missed out on more traditional sports (for many reasons, which I won’t bore you with today), I never had the opportunity to experience coaching until I entered the workforce after college graduation. My first [...]
Today is Administrative Professional’s Day. If you work in a role related to administration in any office, we know that you often wear a dozen hats in your organization. For those of you working in other professional capacities, your work is often enhanced by working with an administrative professional in your office. Even those of [...]
It usually happens after lunch, which makes it even more difficult to bear because I’m already fighting off a post-lunch food coma. The lights are dimmed. The iPhone is silenced. A microphone is tapped in the front of the room. The speaker is introduced. By about five slides in (usually less), I can tell that [...]
Here are my recommendations for iPhone apps, gleaned from my experience as a woman who has a lot to balance: work, home, family, friends, and everything else. I’ve categorized them into two groups: business and leisure. Please feel free to respond with your favorites; I’m always on the lookout for more iPhone apps that can [...]
The first lesson of great importance that I learned in my professional career was from a partner at Price Waterhouse (prior to the merge with Coopers and Lybrand) during the first week of orientation for me and thirty of my peers who were kicking off our training to become technology consultants. He said that we [...]
To the uninitiated, business travel evokes scenes of luxury hotels, generous expense accounts, and the opportunity to explore a new city on the company tab. But the reality of it is that you’re limited by your company’s expense policy as to where you may stay and how much you spend on meals. You’re also usually [...]
I was deplaning (I didn’t think it was a word, but it really is) and it was my turn to unload my carry-on from the overhead bin. A man next to me hoisted it down. I smiled and said, “Thank you.” I really meant it. Ten years ago, I would have been irritated that anyone [...]
Two months before marrying the man of my dreams, I thought I was having a nervous breakdown. We’d just moved from Manhattan to the Boston area and I’d decided to use that opportunity to change careers. By my fourth day in my new job as a technical recruiter, it was clear that I wasn’t going [...]
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