Career, Parenting

The College Admissions Scandal – Who was it for?

I have been obsessed with the college admissions scandal that has gripped the nation's attention for the past week. As a higher education professional, I have been incredibly disappointed by the actions of Mr. Singer and his conspirators. But as a parent, I am even more appalled. What I am really struggling to wrap my head around is: who were they doing this for?


I like being number two

Why are Americans so obsessed with being number one? I've started thinking about this because I was recently asked by two different twenty-somethings what the next step in my career is. I have been the second most senior person on my team for about five years, so maybe to an outsider it looks like it should be time for me to move up or move on, but here's the thing: I'm happy.

Career, Family

Making work travel a little easier for this working mom and my family

Working parents who travel know it isn't easy to be away from our kids. Tearful good-byes, rushed FaceTime conversations before school/meetings, and quick text-message updates from your spouse do little to replace the soccer practices, snuggles and bedtime stories. When our daughter was four and I was pregnant with our son, I was fortunate enough… Continue reading Making work travel a little easier for this working mom and my family

Balance / Destressing, Career, Family, Parenting

Be Here Now

I am currently in the middle of a three-part training series for managers where we have been encouraged to establish mini-habits to increase the effectiveness of our communication with our direct reports. I feel that I can summarize these mini-habits in three words: be here now.