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.

78 articles

A Mompreneur Guide to Bereavement in the Workplace

Bereavment leave is a crucial benefit when dealing with the loss of a loved one. But we explore how to deal with death in the workplace more generally.

A Mompreneur Guide to Navigating Mother’s Day in the Workplace

Mother's Day is a celebration of moms. But small businesses know they don't want leave anyone out. Get tips on navigating this holiday in the workplace.

Mompreneur on Making Time for Mom

On today's Mompreneur: why intentionally creating time for mom is so crucial for proffessional and personal success-- and how to do it effectively.

7 Questions for Would-Be Consultant Mompreneurs

In this week's mompreneur: how do you launch the consulting business you've always thought about? Here are 7 tricks from a master.

The Importance of Making Room for Creativity

On this weeks Mompreneur: creativity can drive productivity and profits. Here's why it might be the key to unlocking the potential in your workforce.

Five Reasons Every Mompreneur Needs A Grandmother on Her Team

In this weeks Mompreneur, we discuss the evolution of age discrimination in the workplace and the benefits of older workers.

The Life and Goals of a Professional Coach

In this week's Mompreneur, we explore the life and goals of one mompreneur who started her own business as a life coach.

A Working Mom’s Guide to Networking

Once upon a time, I loved networking. As the workday drew to a close, I’d freshen my lipstick and double check the address for the evening’s happy hour, lecture or meet-up. I’d head out the door, excited and ready to meet interesting people and make valuable professional connections. Fast forward a decade, through career shifts, […]

Surviving Spring Break: Mompreneur’s Guide to Staying Sane When School’s Out

Working from home as a mompreneur can be an ideal setup-- when the kids are at school, that is. Here's a guide to staying sane during spring break.

How to Avoid the Queen Bee Syndrome

This week's Mompreneur article covers Queen Bee Syndrom. It's easy to become competitive in the workplace-- but women succeed when we all succeed.