12 mompreneur tips for thriving {not just surviving} during the holidays

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  • December 19, 2016
  • Holidays are such a special time to spend with family and friends. I love the lights, the traditions, the food, and the extra time at home with my loved ones. Yet, just because my kids get off from school, doesn’t mean my business stops – or even slows down. So I took to the experts…fellow […]

    “I still wanted to do challenging, high level work”

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  • November 16, 2016
  • Q&A with Charissa Fitch I was recently introduced to a working mom rocking the start-up scene by our mutual friends at Werk. Charissa is an attorney turned inventor and entrepreneur. Like many of today’s working moms, she left a job that no longer worked for her in pursuit of building a company that would provide the […]

    “The risks may be big and scary, but the rewards are even greater if you go for it!”

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  • October 26, 2016
  • Q&A with Nellie Akalp When I was approached by Nellie Akalp’s publicist about featuring her story in an interview for my blog, I was immediately impressed. Not only did phrases like “serial entrepreneur” and “mother of four” jump out at me as someone I could definitely relate to, but as I read her story I realized […]

    Want to be happier? Maybe it’s time to quit your job.

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  • September 30, 2016
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    In case you missed it, 2016 is the year of the female entrepreneur. More and more women are taking their professional lives into their own hands and starting a business. So what’s so appealing about being a business owner anyway? Do moms who own a business work fewer hours? Not necessarily. Do they have fewer responsibilities? Not at […]

    “Unless you try, you’ll never know”

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  • September 28, 2016
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    Q&A with Lainie Sevante Wulkan When I had the pleasure of spending the day with Lainie Sevante Wulkan at the FemCity Day of Positivity a few weeks ago, I knew I wanted to pick her brain for tips for working moms. Like most entrepreneurs, Lainie hardly fills her days doing just one thing. In addition to co-owning […]

    My Pregnancy after Miscarriage

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  • September 23, 2016
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    This month I received a sobering reminder that it’d been one year since my miscarriage. Usually my Facebook memories oscillate between semi-embarrassing college posts and photos of my two children. But when last year’s announcement that we had lost our baby at 12 weeks popped up, I sort of went numb. I couldn’t bring myself […]

    Are you undervaluing yourself?

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  • August 26, 2016
  • Are you undervaluing yourself? To be able to answer this question, you have to know what you’re worth. After all, whether you’re offering services or products, before you can sell them you have to set prices, right? I remember my first gig as an independent contractor. I was a pre-teen and an excellent babysitter. All of the families I sat […]

    The New Normal

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  • August 23, 2016
  • The other day I went out to lunch with an old friend. She’s currently on maternity leave after having her second child. While I think she looks fabulous, you can still tell she is a tad tired in that I’ve-got-a-newborn-who-isn’t-sleeping-through-the-night-yet sort of way. I asked her how she was adjusting to life with two children. She said they […]

    “I woke up one day and asked myself why I wasn’t following my passion”

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  • August 17, 2016
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    Q&A with Amy Neil Have you ever wondered what it what be like to ditch your 9-5 to follow your passion? A self proclaimed “mom boss,” Amy Neil has always known that she wanted to help people. Previously a collegiate coach, she traded in people for their pooches full-time. With the support of her husband, […]