Happy Children Do Chores

I appreciate how Montessori schools encourage kids to help around the house. My kids especially love vacuuming and cooking. Involving my kids increases my quality time with them and instills our family values of independence and hard work. No one is going to dispute that chores are good for kids, but I was shocked to read a longitudinal study that found the best predictor for young adults' success in their mid-20s was whether they participated in household tasks at 3 or 4. Wa

6 Must-Listen to Podcasts for the Working Mom

I listen to podcasts (or Audiobooks) all the time -- while I work out, drive, cook or clean. I'm obsessed. Here is my current playlist: GirlBoss Radio with Sophia Amoruso: Sophia interviews ground-breaking women to try to create new definitions of success and extract solid advice that will both inspire and amuse you. GirlBoss is the first podcast I listen to in my queue. Happier with Gretchen Rubin: Gretchen offers small, actionable adjustments for your life to make it a litt

A Day in the Life of a Working Mom

I've spoken to over a hundred working moms at the tops of their fields. My favorite question to ask: "What was your morning like this morning?" I usually get a chuckle and then find out the real deal. In that vein, at Uplift, we're starting a new Instagram Stories series: A Day in the Life of a Working Mom. Each week, a mom will take over our stories to document their day. They'll share their top tips and let you see the messiness, instead of the highlight reel that's the Ins