10 Things No One Working From Home Wants to Hear

Those of us who work from home are like members of a special club, minus the secret handshake and clubhouse. We don’t fit traditional business norms and not everyone gets us. We know our corporate counterparts don’t understand what it’s like to work from a sofa or a spare bedroom, instead of from a cubicle […]

Getting Buyers With a Little Help From a Friend

Two months ago my younger sister Karla and I opened an online store called All Handcrafted Gifts. Karla researches products and handles fulfillment, while I handle product descriptions, marketing, and PR. Setting up our store and filling it with products that everyone would (virtually) line up to buy was challenging, but fun and exciting. The […]

5 Ways To Make Traveling Easier

During the past few weeks I’ve been traveling for both business and pleasure. While I was flying home yesterday I realized not everyone flies often, some people haven’t flown in years, and after shooting Sprite through my nose while reading Johanna Stein’s* book How Not to Calm a Child on a Plane, I should probably […]

5 Ways to Keep Your Family From Resenting Your Business

When you have a built-in pep squad — your family — cheering you on and reassuring you that you made the right decision to give up a guaranteed income and amazing health care benefits, starting a business can be exciting, fulfilling, and a dream come true. When your family resents your business, your new business […]

5 Ways to Turn a Bad Day Around

You know those days when everything clicks and you can’t believe how amazing you are? You replay the highlights of the day in your head like you’re the star in the epic movie about your life, you tell yourself that you can accomplish anything, and you even do the happy dance. You are awesome!

The Straight Poop About Working From Home

I have a confession to make. Actually, it’s a little embarrassing.

A Know-It-All Doesn’t Know Everything

Last weekend at a BBQ (and by BBQ I mean an outdoor party where everyone was sweating) there was a woman I hoped I would never see again. I tried to avoid eye contact with her and pretend I didn’t see her (don’t judge), but near the end of the party I looked to my […]