Hi. My name is Portia and welcome to Boss Mom, a lifestyle and career blog for working mothers. I hatched the idea for Boss Mom while I was out on maternity leave a few years ago and pretty much haven’t stopped writing since then.
I know in these About sections I’m supposed to write something witty that will compel you to come back and visit over and over (which I hope you do). So here goes.
I’m a marketing executive for a global non-profit organization. I do some executive coaching, speaking and writing on the side which makes my career pretty gratifying.
I’m originally from California but now live in the Southeast with my husband and three-year old son D2. I had D2 at age 40 so I consider myself young enough to keep up with him but old enough to have an opinion on parenting and pretty much everything else.
My husband Dr. D. is a clinical neuro-psychologist which basically means he’s really smart. I don’t dish about my marriage though because actually he’s a pretty cool guy and a great dad and I want him to still pick up after himself around the house.
What I write about.
I pretty much cover the gamut from how to ask for a flexible work schedule, dealing with office conflict and finding a good daycare to my struggles with loss, miscarriage and secondary infertility. Nothing is off limits unless it will embarrass my husband, get me fired or both. Speaking of which, I don’t dish about stuff from my job so for those of you who know me and know where I work, don’t expect any dirt. Ha!
I’m on a constant quest to get back down to my birth weight so I write about fitness and nutrition on occasion. I am big foodie so I’ll also post recipes that I’ve tried out, liked and think are worth sharing.
I’m obsessed with…
I know it’s shallow but I love getting comments on my blog. It really fulfills the needy side of me (which isn’t always evident because I’m an ENTJ). So if you leave me a comment, I’m gonna respond because that’s how I roll. I also love your emails when something touches you, you have an idea for a blog post or you are looking for a little advice. I’m a little ashamed to admit that I also love TV. Yes, it’s massive time suck and ruins your brain but I don’t know what I’d do without Scandal, Game of Thrones and Law and Order reruns.
My major faults are…
As hard as I try, I really have a hard time giving up caffeine, sugar and swearing.
How to contact me.
I’d love to hear from you. Contact me anytime via email at firstname.lastname@example.org and you can also follow me on Twitter @bossmomonline.