be gentle


when bad things happen
When bad things happen, smart women, sometimes, unwittingly make it harder on themselves. Bad things happen to everyone—it’s part of life. As much as they may prepare, work hard, and try to do the right thing, bad things may still happen to them and to those they care about. After something bad happens, women tend…

When Bad Things Happen: What Women Should and Shouldn’t Do


how moms returning to the workforce can build authentic confidence
In this video, Stacy explains how moms returning to the workforce can build authentic confidence. For the mom who has taken a career break, the job search can be especially daunting. Even those who once had successful careers feel their confidence wane. They are often told to “fake it ’til you make it” or “be…

[VIDEO] For Moms Returning to the Workforce: How to Build Authentic Confidence


get over mom guilt
During the Q&A after a recent webinar, a listener asked me how she might get over “mom guilt.” Before I could answer, a memory that had haunted me appeared once again: I was holding a bag of groceries I had just picked up with my younger daughter while waiting for my older daughter to be dismissed from preschool.…

Why I Feed My Children Paste, or 5 Steps to Get Over Mom Guilt





woman or girl alone
A number of interesting articles about relationships appeared last week. Here are two very different ones that caught my attention, in case you missed them: here and here. These articles were published close to Valentine’s Day, so it isn’t surprising that they focused on romantic relationships. But rarely discussed, in February, or at any time,…

Building Courage and Confidence to Cope with Friendship Difficulties



good enough is better than best
A couple of weeks ago, my husband and I decided to move. And we decided to move a couple of weeks from now. It’s all good, but as you can imagine, things have been a bit hectic. Since graduating from college, I’ve moved eight times, including three interstate moves. While I’ve become fairly good at…

Good Enough is Better Than Best


Don't set new year's resolutions
Reflecting on all that I’ve learned from my mom friends, my clients, and even my own mom, I’ve decided that this year I’m not going to set any New Year’s Resolutions (NYRs). I used to be a huge fan of NYRs, but now I’m not.  (I wrote about why in a more lengthy article here. …

New Year’s Resolutions…why not to set them