What We Are Grateful For This Year

This year is definitely testing our ability to find gratitude. It’s been a hard year. But it’s also offering us a chance to appreciate the many good things we have, and especially to appreciate the people in our lives who make all that we do a little better, a little easier, a little more meaningful. At Path Forward, here are the people we are grateful for, this year and every…

Celebrating National Family Caregivers Month in a Year of #CaregivinginCrisis

November is National Family Caregivers Month, a time to recognize everyone who devotes themselves to taking care of family members. This year’s theme is #CaregivingInCrisis, because the pandemic has complicated an already tough task, and we salute caregivers who are currently raising school-age children amidst confusing back-to-school schedules, assisting aging parents while staying socially distant, and/or caring for a sick family member in the middle of a public health crisis.…

Fairygodboss Co-Founders On How to Navigate a Job Search, Assess Employers and Practice Self-Care During a Pandemic

Fall is typically a time of back-to-school and new beginnings, but as with every facet of daily life, the pandemic has turned that upside down. While this has been a challenging year for everyone, we know that it has been especially difficult for working moms trying to maintain their careers while caring for their children, and for caregivers looking to return to work in an unstable economy. While there is…

Our Favorite New Holiday: Mother’s Monday

Mother’s Day is fun and all — what with the “special” breakfast you cook for everyone else, the homemade gifts that inevitably involve glitter. But our team was excited to learn about an initiative aimed at creating a new holiday for moms — Mother’s Monday, this year on May 11.  Mother’s Monday is an initiative launched by our friend Gayatri Agnew over at Walmart. The idea is simple: “At home…

The World Turned Upside Down

Yesterday morning suddenly feels like it was a week ago. Monday seems as if it happened back in 2019. It’s hard to get your bearings and figure out what to focus on, where to turn, what comes next?  Funny story: my husband and I had tickets for Broadway on Saturday night. Broadway got shut down yesterday, so …. In light of what’s happening right now, a scuttled date night is…

Postcast: “Working Wife, Happy Life” with Bethanie Baynes

Last Tuesday morning I got to sit in a very cool podcast recording booth in Rockefeller Center with Bethanie Baynes to record an episode of “Working Wife, Happy Life.” Bethanie is a force of nature. Her day job is in strategic partnerships at Google but her passion is being an advocate for women, especially breadwinning women. The podcast is part of that passion. Our episode was my favorite kind of…

Book Review: How To Stop Losing Your Sh*t with Your Kids

It’s pretty rare these days to see someone on an NYC subway car reading an actual book. Most people are on phones or, if they are reading, are on an e-reader. So it was surprising to notice a woman standing over me reading an actual ink-on-paper book. It was even more surprising to see the bright yellow cover with its title How to Stop Losing Your Sh*t with Your Kids.…

How I’m Tapping Into the Power of Gratitude Now

We all know that there is a lot of power in gratitude. And there’s nothing unique about pointing out that the Thanksgiving holiday — in itself and as the kickoff to a season of giving — is a great time to reflect on what you are grateful for.  And yet. Many of us find these final days of the year a little … nuts. There’s cooking and cleaning. There’s traveling.…

Self-Care Is Not An Indulgence. It’s A Discipline.

Author’s Note: I wrote this column for Forbes back at the end of 2017. At first it didn’t get much traffic and I wasn’t totally surprised. I didn’t expect it to be a popular message. But somewhere along the way it got shared and it has just exploded. It is my most popular Forbes column and has generated more than a half a million page views. It is, incidentally, one…

Book Review: Juliet’s School of Possibilities

Regular readers of the Path Forward blog will likely know that I’m a big fan of Laura Vanderkam. I find her approach to time management really helpful. I also like that she’s actively trying to bust myths about what is possible for women, men and families. With that I’m going to admit that I was a bit unsure if I’d like her latest book, Juliet’s School of Possibilities: A Little…