Making Work Work: Sliced Bread Design

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by Katrina on June 23, 2014

About six years ago, while I was busy “maxing out” at my full-time job in San Francisco, a friend of mine started freelancing for a company that sounded like a working mom nirvana. It was a small web design firm in Silicon Valley called Sliced Bread. The owners (Julie Stanford and Ellen Siminoff) were good […]


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 […]


Win a free tagline or bio!

by Katrina on December 7, 2011

For those of you who run your own small business (or want to start one..?), check out this holiday giveaway by my friend Laura Scholes. Laura is a many wonderful things, including a “solopreneur” who runs her own small business called StoryHouse Creative, a talented copywriter, a speed walker, and a working mom based in […]


Guest Post: Reclaiming Mama Mojo

by Katrina on November 15, 2010

Most jobs aren’t made for people who have children. Which is one of the reasons a lot of moms and dads start their own businesses. Lately several blog readers have been asking for advice or stories about this. So I asked Heather Sobieralski to write a guest post about why she decided to start her […]

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Vampires, donuts, and free-range families

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by Katrina on October 5, 2010

I just got back from my sister’s wedding: a small, lovely ceremony on the beach in La Push, Washington, home of the Twilight vampires. Luckily, (as you can see from this picture), the vampire threat levels were low. If something had gone wrong, half the wedding guests, who were trained firefighter-medics, would have known what […]