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Work from Home? What You Need to Know Before Tax Time

Working at home certainly has its perks. There’s working in your pjs…having a flexible schedule…but all those benefits aside, you have to be über diligent about paying and filing your taxes correctly this time of year.   Here’s what you should know before tax time.   Get Your Deductions Straight Another benefit of working from home is that you can…

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Realness Is NOT Weakness

An important component of leadership is the willingness to be real—to admit not knowing, to admit fear, to admit doubt. I believe that a range of BOTH assuredness AND vulnerability is what makes a GREAT leader. I write these words as much to remind myself of this as to remind you. In the process of birthing the WiRL Leadership Summit,…

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Perfecting "Me" Time as a Mom and Business Owner

I once heard an analogy about how men are able to compartmentalize different parts of their life (work, home, friends) like the pieces of an orange, and how women were more like a tomato: cut us open and all those parts of our lives mush together. It wasn’t a pretty image, but it made its point to me. As an…

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How Working from Home Could Hurt Your Health (And What You Can Do About It)

Working from home gives you a whole lot of options. You can make work fit in with your life rather than the other way around. The flexibility can be a two-edged sword though. There are health risks with working from home. Folks working outside of the home get to turn the light off and pack their bags and go home,…

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It’s Time to Say Farewell and Hello

I can still remember the day in 2007 when I told my mother about my idea for this site. She and I were chatting on the phone, and I said, “I get so many emails from moms who are looking for advice about bringing a product to market. I think I’m going to start a website, and call it ‘The…

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