How to Become a Software Engineer Without a Degree

So you want to become a software engineer but you don’t have a degree in computer science. Is it possible to get a job without formal training? Yes, I’m living proof it can happen! This post contains the details of my journey into the world of technology. You can become a software engineer without a … Read more

Is It Time To Reassess Your Career Goals?

Do you remember the moment you found out that Santa Claus wasn’t real? My best friend delivered the news as we stood on her sunny back porch playing with Barbies. I ran home to ask my mom about it, racing as fast as my little legs would take me, through the yard and up the … Read more

How I Failed My Husband, Our Company and Myself

This is not an easy post to write, but I think it deserves to be written nonetheless. Blame is not a one-way street and I am not the only one that failed. This is my story. Starting a Small Business My husband worked for a small company for years. One day he walked in to his … Read more

The Words of Wisdom I Wanted to Hear

I met K in the sixth grade. After transitioning from a very small elementary school I found myself navigating the waters of middle school for the very first time and doing my best to make new friends. K was the new kid at school and after a hellish fifth grade experience with a mean girl … Read more

A Guide to Saving for Maternity Leave

This post is part of Women’s Money Week. In my opinion as soon you decide to have children, (no matter how far into the future that day may seem), you should start setting money aside for the big day. Think of having a child like any other big financial goal in life. You know you … Read more

Maternity Leave – How Much Is Enough?

This post is part of Women’s Money Week. Planning for maternity leave sucks. When I found out I was expecting my first child I sat down with a calendar and mapped out the days and weeks until I would need to return to work. My son was due in late October and I ran all … Read more

Work Life Balance with Children

This post is part of Women’s Money Week 2014. My previous profession provided a lot of work-life flexibility. We had a set of core hours when we were expected to work, but I could start the work day any time between seven and ten. At the time my husband and I were both late risers, preferring … Read more

The Best Laid Plans

This post is part of Women’s Money Week 2014. For twelve years I worked as a software developer for a large financial corporation. When I became pregnant with my son there was no doubt in mind about working: I would continue receiving a paycheck and hire a nanny to watch over my son. A few months … Read more