16 THINGS ALL NEW PARENTS WANT THEIR FRIENDS WHO DON'T HAVE KIDS TO KNOW BY JESSICA BLANKENSHIP
When one of your friends (or two, if we're talking about a couple) has a kid, and you don't have kids, the whole thing can leave you both feeling marginalized in a relationship you used to feel super important in, and confused about how to be involved in a life that feels so dramatically different from yours.
I am now that friend with a kid who, previously, would do anything to meet you in time to make it to Postino's happy hour on a Friday night. Now I'm a working mom who would do anything to get Starbucks delivered to her door at all hours of the night. #momlife
WHAT MY MOTHER TAUGHT ME ABOUT BEING POOR BUT GETTING THINGS DONE BY SARAH COTTRELL
When the interview was over, she walked to the parking lot and got into the Encore. It made a terrible noise, and a puff of smoke came out of the back end. The muffler had fallen off. My mom took off her borrowed pumps, grabbed a floor mat from the back of the car, and got down on her knees in the middle of that parking lot. She reattached the muffler enough to get home.
This article put a huge smile on my face. There's nothing more attractive in a fellow human being that passion and grit. Pure grit. #justintimeformomsday
THE LINKEDIN FOR WOMEN WHO HAVE TAKEN A CAREER BREAK BY LYDIA DISHMAN
Nearly 75% of those (previously working mothers) who left their careers said they did so to take care of children, according to the most recent look at the numbers by the Center for Talent Innovation. Just under 90% said they wanted to return to their careers.
Wam bam, thank you ma'am. Excited to learn more about Après and how it can help career oriented mamas going back into the working world. #girlboss
NEW YORK'S NEWEST URBAN FARM WILL FLOAT DOWN THE HUDSON RIVER BY ADELE PETERS
New York City's newest urban farm will look a little different from most: instead of factory-like rows of plants growing in a warehouse, it will be a lush, natural-looking food forest that floats down the Hudson River in a barge.
UM, yes please! This sounds awesome. Can we all just go to their Kickstarter page already?! :) #swale
WHY IT'S SO MUCH HARDER FOR MOTHERS TO START BUSINESSES BY KIMBERLY WEISUL
There are two equally prevalent yet contradictory myths about entrepreneurship, and a recent report from the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation touches on both of them:
- Entrepreneurship is all-encompassing. Entrepreneurs work crazy hours.
- Compared to a corporate job, entrepreneurship offers better work-life balance, better working hours, and more control of one's time.
All of the above is true, including the title. #preach