Kathryn Smith

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Kathryn Smith

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.

how to avoid queen bee syndrom

March 12, 2019

How to Avoid the Queen Bee Syndrome

In 2017, The Atlantic published an article examining the troubling reality of women bullying other women in the workplace. In it, author Olga Khazan interviewed women across a wide variety of disciplines about their experiences working with other women and found that their “stories formed a pattern of wanton meanness.” While many women report wonderful experiences […]

coworking spaces

March 5, 2019

Why Coworking Spaces Might Make Sense for Mompreneurs

For a mompreneur who hustles hard to create the opportunity to “work from home,” the idea of paying to work in a physical space outside the home might seem a little counterintuitive. However, coworking spaces are springing up around the country offering a diverse range of services and membership options. Perhaps it’s time to consider […]

how to make sustainability a reality

February 26, 2019

5 Ways to Make Sustainability Actually Sustainable in Your Home

Do you dream of being a Crunchy Granola Earth Mother but does the thought of actually using cloth diapers or concocting your own deodorant secretly make you want to want to lie down on a bed of Styrofoam peanuts and not wake up until they decompose? Take heart. Momprenuer has five suggestions for incorporating eco-friendly […]

mompreneur balancing personal and professional lives

February 19, 2019

How This Mompreneur Balances Art and Family

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 […]

what is a help bank?

February 12, 2019

What is a Help Bank? (And Why You Might Want One)

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. […]

meal kit apps all working moms need

February 5, 2019

Meal Kit Services to Make Life Easier for Working Moms

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 […]

mom apps for the working mother

January 29, 2019

Here Are the Apps Working Moms Swear By

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 […]

making the most from maternity leave

January 22, 2019

How to Make the Most of Maternity Leave

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 […]

surviving cold and flu season

January 15, 2019

Surviving Cold and Flu Season (At Home and In The Workplace)

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 […]