Book Review: Escape From Cubicle Nation

Escape From Cubicle NationAre you in the land of cubes and ready to escape? 

Pamela Slim sure was. I read her 2010 book Escape from Cubicle Nation: From Corporate Prisoner to Thriving Entrepreneur a couple times.

The cover with the people looking over the cube walls is pretty funny and so are her references to the corporate satire Office Space, a great movie to see if you are a cube dweller.

Pamela’s book provides the aspiring entrepreneur with a healthy dose of reality as he or she dreams about taking that leap from the corporate to entrepreneurship. Continue reading

The Interviews: When Mom’s In Management

Meet Daria. She is a working mom who has managed a few business ventures in her past and is an experienced manager. Daria shares how a good attitude and open communication can help you build your career while growing your family.

Daria from Mom in ManagementTell us about Mom In Management and the moms that are part of the community.
Moms of all types   – from Stay at Home moms to Corporate Divas are part of the Mom in Management community. We even have a couple of dads!

The majority of us are women ages 25 to 55 with kids that are trying to balance a full time career with raising our kids to the best of our abilities. If we can squeeze a little girlfriend time in there, even better! Continue reading

The Interviews: Connecting Productivity with Purpose

Grace is a working mum of two from England and a life coach. She graciously shared her strategies to help us transform how we view the balancing act between career and motherhood. Learn how to be more productive when even when you feel like you’re already running at full speed.  

Grace Marshall

Tell us about Connecting you to your Clarity, Confidence and Calling.
These were the three things I lost touch with when I first became a mom. My focus was so fixed on my baby and his needs, that I forgot about myself. I lost touch with who I was, and ended up second-guessing my decisions, questioning my judgement and doubting my ability as a mother. Continue reading

The Interviews: Holiday Cooking For The Working Mom

Noel is no longer blogging at Noel’s Kitchen Tips. Her original interview below still has useful tips for busy working moms.

Noel from Noel’s Kitchen Tips shares her ideas and suggestions for getting through the holiday season with ease. She’s a working mom of 4 with a lot on her plate (no pun intended!). You’ll see some incredible ways to meal plan and relax during the business of the holiday season.  

Noels Kitchen Tips

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The Interviews: Moms, Money and Business

Andrea from Mainstream Mom shares how she turned her struggle with the family finances into a thriving business. Andrea  was inspired to teach other moms about running the home and finances more efficiently. From that passion, Andrea started Mainstream Mom. 

AndreaTell us about how you got started with Mainstream Mom.
I gave up my career in 2007 to stay home with my kids. I wanted desperately to earn a paycheck from home to replace some of the lost income. I did a lot of hair brain things and spent a ton of money (and time) on this and that.

Finally, after about the ninth online course and when I was nearly on my last dollar I got super clear on the exact things that were important to me. I dug deep to learn what I wanted/needed to know to run my own home more efficiently. I decided I could help teach other moms what I was learning. That’s when I began building MainstreamMom.com. Continue reading