someone else's measuring stick

You wake up early, race to work, meetings all day, come home, “real life” awaits and does not care that you’re tired… and stressed.  Family, friends, laundry all are calling your name and all you want to do is crash on the couch and stare at the television and forget about work for a while.  Maybe, if you’re not a TV person, it’s a book, or browsing the internet, but at the end of the day you long to sit, not continue to race.


Break Free from the Mommy Wars

by Alli Polin on August 5, 2014

Break the Frame of Your Fears to Make the Leap to Empowered Choices

Over a decade ago,  I made a choice to leave my leadership position and successful career behind to stay home full time with my children. Many of the women I met at Mommy and Me told me I could never go back to the same pay or position level so I better throw myself into my new life. From my first trepidatious step into motherhood, I was ready to break free from the Mommy Wars.  It was a battle I didn’t want to fight.


Part One: Diagnosing and Fixing Broken Leaks

by Alli Polin on February 18, 2014

Personal Leadership Leaks can Lead to a Breakdown

The other day I ran out over lunch to take care of some errands and noticed that the car parked next to me was leaving a sizable puddle of oil.  I briefly wondered if the owner knew how much it was leaking, if they planned to head to a mechanic soon, or just wait for a breakdown.  I was curious enough that when I got home I googled what kinds of things could be leaking from a car and discovered it’s a lot more than just oil but also break fluid, windshield wiper fluid, anti-freeze etc.  The article was great at breaking down how to know what your car is leaking and what to do about it.