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    Why I’m over the word “mompreneur”

    Now that I have a nine-month-old, I feel sufficiently qualified to speak up about topics related to life as a parent in a way that I didn’t before. I’ve now been through this rodeo for the better part of a year and, while I’m still learning, I’ve also been through a good share of the early trials and tribulations that have earned me a few stripes.

    As an entrepreneur, I have embraced parenthood and the adventures that come with it. I have written about how entrepreneurship can be one of the most rewarding and most flexible career tracks for pregnant women and parents. I strongly stand by that perspective and have felt so grateful to be able to build my company while raising Nora, and realize that not everyone has that luxury.

    However, let’s be clear: I am not a mompreneur.

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    Postpartum Pitching 101

    I had worn this dress many times before, but this time it fit in all the wrong places. The buttons up the front pulled apart, threatening to reveal small glimpses of…

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    Why You Should Take That Coffee Meeting

    I’m busy. There, I said it. My days seem over-loaded. Sometimes I am literally panting while I go from meeting to meeting. I’m hustling to an extreme degree, and somehow the…

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    How to Manage a Kick-Ass Virtual Team

    One of my favorite questions to get from new people, when they learn about my company, is “where are you based?” It’s my favorite because there’s really no short answer to…

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    How to Nail Your First Keynote

    I spend a rather significant amount of time learning about entrepreneurship from people who are experts in the industry. I am, more often than not, a student: constantly writing down notes from…