Category Archives: at the office

Things I’ve Learned Trying to Break Into Plus-Sized Retail

I used to think that retailers that didn't carry plus sizes were deliberately excluding a huge segment of the market, but as a small retailer that is trying hard to offer those sizes to our customers, we've learned so much about the extended sizing landscape in ready-to-wear fashion.

Princess Lasertron x Interface School: Blogging to Build a Brand

I got a very exciting email a several weeks ago from Shonna Dorsey, the cofounder and executive director of Interface School, a huge up-and-coming web school with the goal of helping people build knowledge and skills in tech and increase the base of hirable talent for startups and small businesses in the Midwest. (That was a long sentence. I hate it when I do that.) Shonna asked me if I would be willing to design and host a class about blogging for beginners, and I am so excited to have the opportunity to do just that next week!

OOTD: Office Hours

This summer instead of having our 4-year-old Alice go to her school’s summer program, Dave and I decided to get a nanny. Her name is Kylie and she’s been WONDERFUL over the past two months! I really wish we could keep her all year and just have Alice in this hybrid coparenting-learning-field tripping-coming to the office situation, but I’m not sure I’m up for all the coordination it would take. I’m definitely considering it because I’ve never seen Alice so engaged and happy–she plays all day, does art and science camps and activities all over town, and gets lots of time outside, which leads to nice early bedtimes. Smile. I love having her at work after 4 every day and all day on Fridays.

Designed to Sell: A new Unconventional Guide from Chris Guillebeau

I’ve always said that the reason I work for myself is for freedom, not for money. In the last ten years I founded three businesses, each of them allowing me the flexibility to work on the projects that meant most to me as well as have a fulfilling personal life. When I flounder, the motivation…

13 Things I Learned About My Work and Career in 2013

1. Always start as you mean to go on. You can pull a lot of meanings out of this classic -ism, but what I tell myself when I think about it is that we set people’s expectations about how to treat us from the outset of our relationships. In work, this could be with a…