Life Balance For The Workplace

Tell Your Drama to Your Mama (or Your Girlfriends)

Dear Shaunti, I’m always balancing my roles as a mom, wife and businesswoman, but I work almost entirely with men who don’t “get” how much more I have to juggle than they do—especially when there’s a problem at home. I recently had an especially stressful few days where my husband and kids were sick, I was nearing a deadline on…read more →

Echoes from the Courtroom

There it was…glaring up at me as if to remind me that my well-ordered life could be catapulted into chaos in an instant. I must confess to a not-so-generous reaction when I was summoned for jury duty recently. Sadly, my thought process was not, “Oh, good, I have always strongly supported the notion of a free and just society, and…read more →

Sisterhood with a Liberal Feminist – and Fellow Mom

Isn’t it wonderful when we find common ground to pull together as “Mom” in a common sisterhood – not caring if we are conservative or liberal! Just a few short weeks ago, Anne-Marie Slaughter wasn’t a household name. But then this quite liberal, feminist-leaning, female leader in the public-policy arena said something so controversial – and so true – that…read more →

An Almost Miss…of a God Moment (Part 1)

Beginning as an analyst and researcher, little did I know that God’s plan would open the door to helping readers and listeners understand the most important things about the most important people in their lives.  What a privilege! For years now, as an author and speaker I’ve been used to the quirks of life on the road. But last week’s…read more →

A “Rest-Beat”: A Tool for Finding Time for Yourself (Part 1)

Shaunti’s much needed Life Ready Woman series was developed to help women understand their role in today’s “do-it-all” world. Shaunti has been a mom for 12 years; she and Jeff have been married for 17 years. I was recently asked, “How do working moms get some ‘me’ time?” This is a question that I think can apply to any busy…read more →

Perched on an Emotional Razor’s Edge

I tell you the truth, the Son can do nothing by himself. He does only what he sees the Father doing. Whatever the Father does, the Son also does. John 5:19 Today was a stressful day. Already late in starting on an important deadline, trying to make up for four wonderful days off with my kids – which also meant…read more →

Don’t Judge Me When I’m a Little Excited, School Starts Again!

As a contributing regular blogger to, I open up about the struggle in my own life to find balance between family and work. I always have a wistful feeling when the end of summer approaches, and I know the family will be transitioning back into the school year, after several idyllic months of sun, sitting by the pool and…read more →

One Mom Kisses Superwoman Myth Goodbye…

Ah, summer. It’s that time of the year again when the days are long and beautiful, families finally get to take their long-awaited vacations, and moms are running ragged trying to keep up with work and the play demands of the kids. I’m sure every such mom can relate to the hysterical email I got today from my fabulous assistant,…read more →

Giving Up Superwoman

Several years ago, on our family’s first trip to Disney World, Jeff and I watched our 3-year-old boy break free from us and race headlong to a Buzz Lightyear character who was signing autograph books.  He gave Buzz a huge hug with delight in his eyes …and we had tears in ours as we watched our child’s innocent adoration of his…read more →