<p>I've always loved writing. Ever since I can remember, I filled journals with melodramatic thoughts and sappy daydreams. I looked forward to English class in a way that I never could muster for Physics or Chemistry (yes, I know I have a degree in Chemistry – that's how persuasive Indian parents are). Over the many … Continue reading why I love crappy writing every night
<p>Yesterday, two of our dearest friends from Shanghai got married in Portland. And absent the unexpectedly early birth of our second, we were looking forward to sharing in their special day. </p> <p>But life had different plans in store, so here I sit watching over a sleeping baby and reminiscing about our time in Shanghai. Somewhat … Continue reading the nostalgia for the people we've been
<p>I'm embarrassed to admit this, but for all that I strive to be a great manager at work, taking pride in building great teams, I have been less focused on being a great manager at home. And it's taken the past couple of weeks for me this realize this, as we "onboard" a new nanny.</p> … Continue reading I'm a bad manager for my most important employee
<p>When did this trend start? Somehow in the tear to mint and elevate female founders, it feels like the concept of entrepreneurship for any woman who has also borne offspring has resulted in the title of 'mompreneur'. </p> <p>Even Wikipedia offers this definition: </p> <blockquote> <p><em>Mompreneur is a neologism defined as a female business owner … Continue reading since when does the sum of entrepreneur + mom equal mompreneur?
<p>The past 4 weeks have been unexpectedly full of upheaval for our family. Our nanny of over a year unexpectedly quit, leaving us mildly devastated and panicked.</p> <p>Because, as any of you with kids can attest to, once you have children, your daily mental state is directly proportional to how secure you feel in your … Continue reading the emotional rollarcoaster of childcare
<p>Before I leaped into this glorified, grueling version of unemployment, I remember receiving a piece of advice that I thought was full on crazy, but has turned out to be one of the most valuable.</p> <p>My friend, a successful entrepreneur in her own right, said, "tell your idea to anyone and everyone you meet."</p> <p>For … Continue reading the one time words should speak louder than actions.