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Creative Partnership Between Two Moms

by Rohana Kenin When my co-writing, co-producing, co-starring partner Laura Frenzer and I decided nearly two years ago to write and produce the comedy web…

How I Re-Kindled My Design Creativity as a WAHM

By Heather Smith I began my journey as a work-at-home mom 4.5 years ago when my oldest son was born. As a designer I was…

On Marrying An Actor…

  By Jennifer Weedon Green “Oh, I make it a rule not to date other actors.” I’ve heard this blanket statement time after time from…

Acting While Pregnant | How I Managed a Successful Career with Baby

  By Jennifer Weedon Green When in doubt, Google it. That’s always been my motto. I’m big on research, both online and off. When my…

Focus

by Ruth Dawkins A few years ago, I discovered the Unravelling the Year workbook that Susannah Conway publishes on her site. It always provides a…

A Pumphouse of One’s Own

by Jennifer Savage In graduate school, when I left the man I was engaged to but not in love with I moved into a dark…

Are you suffering from monetization exhaustion?

by Mary Kastle A few years ago, I hit a big wall in my music career. Looking back, I think it was “monetization exhaustion.” Don’t…

5 Reasons Why To Start a Creative Side Business

by Jessica Blue 1. Perfect creative outlet My passion/compulsion to create comes from needing something I can do that feels concrete. Teaching and parenting are so…

It All Began with an Argument About Money, but Lead to So Much More

by Janine Huldie I forget how that fateful fight started, but do recall it was over money — or the lack thereof. Between my husband…

Launching a Product, Kickstarter Campaign… and a New Baby!

by Lily Jones Last week I sat with my newborn son in the Ergo, bouncing him on a yoga ball as I pressed “launch” on…

Screw Your Plan

by Tiffany Han “Well, first, I need to make a plan,” said every single person in this world who wanted to take on a scary…

Writing a Book in 34 Easy Steps

by Kaly Sullivan I wrote a book and it’s coming out soon. Within weeks, I will have in my hands 256 pages of my own…

The Roles We Play

By Leslie Kendall Dye Three years ago, I got a voicemail congratulating me on winning a role in a play. The director told me when…

Happy Is Not Just About Doing What You Love: Creating a Career Path

“Do what you love” has become such a commonly repeated ideal, we rarely question it. Do you find yourself chasing the perfect job or client…

What Should A Creative Wear to an Interview or Business Meeting?

As a creative, do you dread figuring out what to wear to an interview or client meeting? It’s agonizing — I want to look unique…

5 First Steps to Finding A Career You Love

Looking to make some big career changes? The theme for this month’s Mommikin at Work series is Transitions. Many moms want to change careers — whether…

How to Write the Perfect Elevator Pitch

What is an elevator pitch and how long should it be? Now that you’re back on the market looking for a job or looking to…

How to Start a Business from Home: 4 Tips from Hatch Things Founder, Sonjie Solomon

I’ve been considering starting my own product business and would love to hear from another mom who has made it work! — Tessa M. 1.While…

5 Ways to Figure Out What Makes You Unique (And Why That Matters for Your Creative Career!)

Sometimes it feels like there’s so many people out there, all doing something similar to me. How do I even begin to differentiate myself? —…

How to Present Your Digital Portfolio: Tips from a Creative Recruiter

I’m a designer and I’m not sure how to present a portfolio! is the biggest make-or-break factor in a hiring decision. However, I spend weeks preparing…

Career Q & A: Why You Should Price Discriminate: Setting Your Freelance Rates, Part 2

I am starting my own freelance business but don’t know how to price my services. Can you help me? — Dianna F. For freelancers, we’ve…

Career Q & A: 4 Tips on Making Unpaid Work Pay Off (from Moms Who Have Been There)

I’m easing back into work after a long (8 years!) time off being a SAHM. I was considering volunteering to get my skills up to…

Career Q & A: What Makes Amazing Children’s Illustrations?: An Editor’s Perspective

I’ve been struggling to make it as a children’s book illustrator and have gotten a few leads but no breakthroughs. What do editors look for…

Career Q & A: How Much Should You Be Getting Paid? Tips from a Creative Recruiter

I am re-entry the workplace after maternity leave and am nervous about salary negotiations. My last job definitely was underpaying me — can you help…

How to Write a Short Professional Bio

How do you write a professional bio on yourself? I’m struggling with coming up with a bio that sounds confident but not braggy, approachable but also serious….

Career Q & A: 5 Tips for Going from Work to the Playground in Style

Since I had kids, I seem to look constantly schlubby. My old outfits are too “dry-clean only” to handle the playground but even as a…

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