Kathryn Smith is a writer, registered nurse and mompreneur with extensive experience in the healthcare, public policy and travel and tourism spheres. She grew up in Tokyo, Japan, where her first job as a sixteen-year-old was teaching English to homemakers and businessmen. She lives in Portland, Maine with her husband and son, Pascal.
Instagram gets it right when it suggests Citizen Parlor as someone I should get to know. After scrolling through the varied and beautiful images, I realize I’ve stumbled into a virtual gallery of carefully curated fine art photographs. I click over to the Citizen Parlor website and realize that I’d met Olivia Mulvey Morawiecki, the […]
It takes a village to raise a child—everyone knows this. But to raise children, run a business and meet all the other demands of modern life? Well, that’s a feat that takes a trusted network of capable, connected and committed people willing to pool time, talent and resources to help each other in a pinch. […]
No one disputes the importance of sitting down to dinner as a family each night. The benefits are wide-ranging and well documented. Yet, like early morning spin class or flossing every day, when time is in short supply and stress is running high, good intentions can quickly give way to just getting by. Thankfully, running […]
Most productivity and organization tools fall into two categories: work or home. But when you’re a working mom, you need both. Take a look at a few apps that working moms love for managing their worlds so that their time – whether at work or with the kids – is quality time. Our newest Mompreneur article […]
For many women, few areas of life are more emotionally charged than questions of career and motherhood. Combine these two issues into one and you get maternity leave, the government-mandated benefit that often leaves both mothers and employers feeling shortchanged. For small business owners and women in leadership positions in particular, taking maternity leave can […]
This is the first of a new series, Mompreneur, a column for working mothers, written by working mothers. First up: surviving cold and flu season. It’s the call every working mom dreads. Jimmy spiked a fever and is coughing. Susie’s tugging on her ear and won’t stop screaming. Do not pass GO, do not collect […]