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Kristin Maschka

3 (Unconventional) Career Lessons Learned

Kristin Maschka | Posted 01.22.2012 | Women
Kristin Maschka

Understanding the unpleasant reality of how motherhood impacts my career gave me the motivation to forge my own path, start my own business and find ways to do the work I loved.

My National Work and Family Month Flashback

Kristin Maschka | Posted 12.27.2011 | Women
Kristin Maschka

My boss and I were both stopped in our tracks by a pair of assumptions common in many workplaces.

Why Every Organization is Social

Kristin Maschka | Posted 12.10.2011 | Women
Kristin Maschka

People, and all the messy politics, social interactions, and relationship complexities that go with them, are part and parcel of work.

Do Single-Sex Schools Reinforce Gender Stereotypes?

Kristin Maschka | Posted 12.10.2011 | Women
Kristin Maschka

Gender stereotypes remain some of the most intractable in our society. We can't afford to have public institutions legitimizing them.

The 'I Have to do it all Myself' Trap

Kristin Maschka | Posted 12.02.2011 | Women
Kristin Maschka

Caring for others and being cared for is a part of every human being's life. Equality and economics now require women and men to share that responsibility.

Workplace Culture Wars

Kristin Maschka | Posted 12.01.2011 | Women
Kristin Maschka

In the battle between well-intentioned policies and the unwritten rules of any workplace, unwritten rules win every time.

Smart Girl's Guide to the Internet

Kristin Maschka | Posted 11.23.2011 | Parents
Kristin Maschka

My grand plan for teaching my daughter about the Internet is a combination of this guide, keeping the computer in the open to use real experience to teach, and enough repeating stuff "over and over" to generate eyerolls.

Mothers & Fathers in the Land of Oz

Kristin Maschka | Posted 10.16.2011 | Women
Kristin Maschka

If Baum could think it up in 1904, by 2011 we ought to be able to conjure up a real-life Marvelous Land of Oz where mothers and fathers share the sweeping and minding of the children and both have some time to sit around gossiping and laughing too.

Education Needs Remodeling, Not "Fixing"

Kristin Maschka | Posted 08.28.2011 | Education
Kristin Maschka

I think fixing misnamed given the spirit of the article and discussion. The popular narrative is all about "fixing" and it frustrates me, especially given my time with these nine California districts this week. Here's why.

Six Biggest Money Mistakes Mothers Make

Kristin Maschka | Posted 08.17.2011 | Women
Kristin Maschka

Recently I led a chapter meeting for our local Mothers & More chapter on "The 6 Biggest Money Mistakes Mothers Make." Here are the "mistakes" I disc...

Spoiler Alert! This Mother's Day Movie Isn't Really About Me

Kristin Maschka | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kristin Maschka

Real change, big change, is built upon relationships and the belief that together we can do things none of us could do alone. I've found that this applies in spades to mothers -- and fathers.