Writer of pop culture, career, health, lifestyle, relationships, personal essays and more. Creator and Storyteller-in-Chief of "The Not So It Girl" -- notsoitgirl.com
Product round-ups that live on both the Working Mother site and Amazon onsite editorial content
Staying Overnight at a Hotel Every Once in a While Makes Me a Better Mom. A recent trip reinforced that I don’t need to feel guilty about it either.
My 4-Year-Old Was Left Out for the First Time—and It Hurt Me More Than I'd Expected -because let’s be honest, preschoolers aren’t the ones handpicking their own party guest lists.
Mel Robbins is like so many of us. She’s a working mom with three kids and a demanding schedule. She’s been through bouts of crippling anxiety. She’s experienced fear and self-doubt. She knows what it’s like to depend on her husband to keep her household running and the struggle that comes with being the breadwinner. But Mel turned her doubt around and launched it into a career that has her inspiring, motivating and coaching people around the world. It led to her hosting The Mel Robbins Show
The purpose of this podcast is to make talking about money—from successes to struggles—way less taboo and uncomfortable among women. I booked and found all the women featured on the 16 episodes of this podcast. I vetted many stories on many topics before settling on the stories that were best and most compelling to feature. I then conducted their "official" interviews and guided the editorial direction of how their stories were ultimately presented. I also worked on booking the experts who appear in each episode.
Pregnant Mom of 8 Rachel Campos-Duffy on What Her Congressman-Husband's Resignation Means for Her Career
With her unborn ninth child facing heart surgery, the former reality star doesn’t hold back on why her husband chose to walk away from his job—and what this means for her family’s future.
Giving myself a proper maternity leave just didn’t feel possible.
The offer was so good, I didn’t think to look at their maternity leave policy.
Using a microsite hosted on Scholastic.com (http://www.scholastic.com/nutcracker/), this program includes PDFs for grades 5-7 that focus on social studies, culture and geography in connection to the Disney movie Nutcracker. The microsite also includes a personality quiz.
The new biopic FIRST MAN recounts the inspiring and incredible events leading up to astronaut Neil Armstrong’s dangerous and historic mission to the moon. This lesson will bring a greater understanding to your students of the challenges and sacrifices made by Armstrong, his crew and NASA. In this lesson, students discuss why Neil Armstrong was the right person to lead the Apollo 11 mission, work in groups to research the importance of preparatory space flights that preceded the Apollo 11 mission, understand the many failures and technological advancements that were necessary in paving the way
Via a microsite hosted on Scholastic (www.scholastic.com/Goosebumps2) - these PDFs include resources that support STEM standards for grades 3-8 with learning activities that will fill classrooms with spooky, spine-tingling fun!
Via a microsite hosted on Scholastic (www.scholastic.com/SharkTank) - These PDFs include resources that support ELA and SEL standards to encourage students to map out their business ideas—and gain a deeper understanding of how their favorite companies and CEOs became household names.
During the summer of 1999, I was an about-to-graduate senior at the University of South Florida (go Bulls). I went to Walmart at 3am with my best friend Michelle because, what else do college students do when there's two of you and neither wants to be the designated driver? Walmart was our compromise.
I think it's only fair that since my stories won't always be told in chronological order. So, let's go back in time with a brief overview of my early days as a "wannabe" overachiever. I grew up in the suburbs of Miami and was the oldest of three siblings. I always loved words and stories. I'd wow my family by memorizing my books at two-years-old to make everyone think I could read.