I’m not disabled, I’m pregnant. (36 weeks)

On my first day of leave I took a nap, took a prenatal yoga class (my first of this pregnancy), and took another nap. On my second day of leave, I did the Sunday crossword puzzle (because really, who can do the Sunday crossword on Sunday when you have a four-year-old jumping all over the sofa you’re attempting to recline on?), ordered swaddling blankets and … Continue reading I’m not disabled, I’m pregnant. (36 weeks)

Models and Molds

Throughout my life, I’ve had the good fortune to spend time with a lot of successful people. Men, women. Americans, Greeks. Artists, attorneys. Women, men. And most especially women. I have known and I have admired successful career women, successful creative women, and successful mothers. I’ve known so many strong, successful women, in fact, that I almost have come to believe that success comes easy … Continue reading Models and Molds

Hanging Up Some Beauty Hang Ups

Okay, time for some serious conversation. Let’s start with this question:  How do you define beauty? Now take that definition of beauty and tell me whether this is what you apply to yourself (or, if you’re a guy, tell me whether this is what you apply to your wife/girlfriend/partner). And now take it one step further and tell me whether this is the definition of … Continue reading Hanging Up Some Beauty Hang Ups

Men in the Workplace: How to compete with dads that don’t have to be moms.

A few years ago when a new colleague started in my division, I was trying to be friendly, trying to make small talk.  He was around my age and I thought we might have some things in common, so I asked him what his wife did.  “Her job is to take care of my kids,” he told me.  He was jovial enough about it, not … Continue reading Men in the Workplace: How to compete with dads that don’t have to be moms.