“We’re on a mission to redefine what success, career and achievement mean for women”

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  • June 22, 2016
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    A few months ago I was casually perusing Facebook and came across a link to a new startup company for women called Werk. The first thing I read on their website nearly knocked my socks off: Work is not working for women. Exhaustion is not a status symbol. We can’t do it all or have it all in an […]

    Why I am announcing I’m pregnant in the first trimester

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  • June 20, 2016
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    It’s been quite a while since I’ve been able to sit down and write something of my own. I’ve had a couple of fantastic Working Mom Wednesday interviews over the last month (like this one and that one), but with so much going on lately it’s been hard to find an inspirational moment. First, there’s […]

    “Be present as these moments go by fast”

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  • May 18, 2016
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    Q&A with Violette de Ayala Today’s a big day! Femfessionals Kansas City is celebrating it’s one year anniversary. While I couldn’t be more excited to recognize the amazing women {like her and her and her} who make our community great, it will also be bittersweet as I pass on the presidency in preparation for my upcoming move. My year […]

    Turning Thirty

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  • May 11, 2016
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    I spent the first summer after my freshman year at the University of San Diego in my college town instead of heading home for the break. My best friend from high school was supposed to come too, but got mono and had to head home earlier than expected. I spent several weeks alone before my college […]

    “Helping everyone get smart on leave is our passion”

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  • May 4, 2016
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    Q&A with the founders of List Your Leave If you’ve been anywhere near a computer or smart phone this last week, you’ve like already read about the woman coining the phrase “meternity”  leave. {I know, eye roll.} One thing all working moms can agree on is that maternity leave is hardly “me time.” Us mamas are […]

    8 tips for working from home with kids

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  • April 28, 2016
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    Today is Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day. For one very special day, professional men and women are encouraged to parade their sweet darlings around the work place to expose them to interesting experiences, help them discover new careers and provide them an opportunity to share how they envision their futures. While far […]