Mother’s Day post: How having kids can be good for your career

The challenges women face in workplace are a hot topic in the news and on social media these days, spawning a multitude of books like Sheryl Sandberg’s Lean In, Anne-Marie Slaughter’s Unfinished Business, and many other recent releases exploring work-life challenges and solutions aimed at women. The “mommy penalty” and the “daddy bonus” dynamic are alive and well …

Three Tips to Support your Successes

There is a lot of advice out there on how to overcome challenges and setbacks, but many people—especially women—also stumble when faced with successes. As noted by Caroline Ceniza-Levine (@sixfigurestart), many accomplished women are hesitant to speak up about their accomplishments and speak self-deprecatingly, often for fear of being perceived as too aggressive. Your successes …

Happy (G/V)alentine’s Day!

I’m a bit of a Valentine’s Day grump- the sentiment is great, but the existence of a holiday for purely commercial purposes puts a bee in my bonnet. The focus is on physical gifts, which isn’t my “Love Language”. Really, the most romantic Valentine’s Day “gift” I ever received was when my then-boyfriend-now-husband helped me drive down …

What is a Practical Passionista?

Hello! I’m a Practical Passionista. I’ve decided to start a blog to share the latest and greatest on how folks (including me) are making their passions work. But first things first: Let’s break down the term: 1) “Practical” (adjective) is defined by Merriam-Webster as: relating to what is real rather than to what is possible or imagined likely …