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I was working full-time in marketing when I became pregnant with twins. It was our first experience as a family having to navigate the world of paid childcare. After a lot of research, interviews and extensive mom guilt, we...
I love my job, and I have to work. Not only for myself but for our family and our future. I choose to work outside our home because it makes more financial sense, I love the people I work...
I have an 8-year-old and a 1-year-old. Needless to say, they need to be in different places at different times between school, nap, camp, soccer, nap, etc. Because cloning myself is not an option, and because I work full-time...
I don't mean to brag, but people tend to react in shock when they find out the details of my life. I'm a mom to six kids, and I work from home as a freelance writer and editor. One...
I didn't make thousands of dollars today. There was no giant merger I facilitated, no multimillion dollar trial that I won. I wasn't on TV tonight and won't be in the newspaper tomorrow. I didn't share a picture on...
Recently I saw through different professional networking and social media accounts some of my old friends, who are also mothers and amazing at their jobs, had received a promotion or exciting job change. As I typed "Congratulations!" on their...
Ah, the fourth Thursday of every April, good ol' Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day. Growing up I always looked forward to this day. It was about two weeks after my birthday, which perpetuated my selfish, child-brained...
"Don't stay home just because you think you'll remember more," my own mother told me during my first pregnancy. I was talking to her about going back to work after maternity leave vs. staying home. "Whatever, Mom," I'm sure I...
Donna Orender is a true example of how hard work and determination leads to success. After graduating as a five-sport athlete in high school and continuing as an all-star basketball player in college, Donna became one of only 20...
I’ve been employed since I was 15. I started as a gift wrapper during the holidays for a department store, and when I turned 16, I was hired as a part-time employee in the office of that department store....
There is no doubt that being a working mom comes with its own set of victories and struggles. My wife and I both work full-time, demanding jobs, and there are multiple schedules to juggle, pickups to coordinate, and kid...
Amanda Broach always knew she wanted to help people, and her interest in the medical field dates back to her pre-teen years. "My grandmother had a stroke when I was 12," she recalled. "I remember going to see her...

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