Advice for working moms

While self-help won’t solve all our problems, it comes in handy for managing the stress of being a working parent.

Book giveaway: “The Sweet Spot”

by Katrina on January 20, 2015

* We’re giving away 5 copies of Christine Carter’s new book, The Sweet Spot. * * Enter to win by leaving a comment at the end of this blog post. * When we don’t have the support we need from family, coworkers, and friends, (and policymakers), trying to work and raise kids can be impossible. But when we […]


Solicited Advice

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by Katrina on October 7, 2014

You guys! I need your help. Can you answer one question to help to me prepare for a conference I’m speaking at next week? Here’s the question: What is the single best piece of advice you’ve received on balancing work and family? Please leave your answer in the comments below. (Or you can tweet it […]


I’ve written before about why I believe results-only work environments (ROWE) have the potential to transform the workplace for the better, not just for moms and dads, but for anyone who wants to be great at their job and still have a life. Now I’m excited to announce that the folks at ROWE have a new […]


Maxed Out & advice for creatives @ SXSW 2014

by Katrina on March 13, 2014

I haven’t had time to do much writing lately, but I am doing a whole lot of TALKING… Below is the presentation I gave at the South by SouthWest conference (SXSW) this morning. I share my “maxed out” story, and then focused the talk on specific things high-tech and creative professionals can do to make […]


What I’ve Been Up to Lately

by Katrina on October 30, 2013

Years ago I caught part of an interview Josh Kornbluth did with Barbara Boxer on a local PBS show. Kornbluth (a Bay Area writer) was asking the congresswoman how she finds the will to keep going when people are always looking for opportunities to put down women like her, women in power. Boxer said something […]


Cross-posted from The Huffington Post. I write a lot about unhappiness. Specifically, the unhappiness that affects millions of overworked, under-appreciated moms and dads who live in the country that has the most hostile conditions for working parents in the developed world. (Can you guess which country that is? Rhymes with “God Bless.”) But today, I […]


Many of us find a traditional career path to be stifling, especially after we have kids, and the number of hours we can toil away at the office becomes more limited. The happiest women I know are the ones who either work part-time or are self-employed. My friend Laura Scholes is no exception. Laura is […]


Cross-posted on The Huffington Post Imagine a job where you could work when and how you please. Where you could decide, on a daily basis, whether to show up at meetings or show up at the office at all? A job with unlimited sick time and vacation time? Where you could leave work at 3 […]


While the media is abuzz with advice that women should to “lean in” to their careers, many of us are looking for ways to “push back.” In other words, many of us want and need to slow down our careers for periods of time, especially when our children are young. But finding jobs that allow […]


Have you registered yet?

by Katrina on October 16, 2012

I haven’t written about the upcoming election on this blog, but I think the outcome is going to affect our lives and our children’s lives in profound ways. Here’s my (extremely) distilled view of things: If you believe in a common good, if you believe that government’s role is to level the playing field and […]