It Was More Than Just a Car

It Was More Than Just a Car

"Mrs. Williams, your car was in pristine shape except for a small dent on the front side." "Yes, my husband did that too." The accident wasn't his fault, but I'm angry anyway. And relieved he wasn't hurt. Probably hard to believe since we're a month away from finalizing our legal separation. Should have been this month but the judge would only allow us to delay 30 days. Regardless, I don't wish him any ill will, I just want to get on with my life, but I can't due to financial circumstances. All our equity is tied in our beautiful house. We're drowning by upside down mortgage and he was Continue reading

Tagging Yourself as a WAHM is Bad for Business

Tagging Yourself as a WAHM is Bad for Business

I just watched a guest video post by Scott Stratten on www.jessicaknows.com where Scott suggests Work At Home Mom's should not advertise themselves as such. First, let me say, that I agree with everything Scott said. I operated my business while staying home with my kids, but rarely did my clients ever hear them. I didn't advertise that I was a WAHM (work at home mom), I refered to myself as self-employed. Why? There is a stigma attached to being a WAHM, an unwritten belief that if you've made nurturing your children a priority, you are somehow less of a business person. I don't take Continue reading

Forget the Glass Ceiling, What About The Sticky Floor?

Forget the Glass Ceiling, What About The Sticky Floor?

Over my life, there have been strides towards equality, and this past year has seen plentiful discussions of “breaking the glass ceiling” with Gov. Sarah Palin taking a run at the White House. Throughout her vice presidential campaign, I couldn’t help but wonder if a female Vice President would make any difference for the "average woman" at all. It seems to me that women still don’t have equality in their own families and the only way to make wide sweeping changes in attitudes is to begin in the home. This is the place where we formulate our ideas and raise our children with the beliefs and Continue reading