Diary of a Working Queen Bee

Trying to keep the hive happy and buzzing



The best gift I ever received as a mother

Last mother's day, I wrote a piece on my mother called Mother's Day. This year for the first time ever, I will share someone else's thoughts on my blog in honor of mother's day. On Christmas morning this year, I... Continue Reading →

What advice would I give my younger self?

What advice would I give my younger self? I often moderate panel discussions and one of my closing questions, I always ask the panelist is “What advice would you give your younger self?” It often draws out great lessons that... Continue Reading →

You always had the power my dear, you just had to learn it for yourself.

Are you looking for a change in your career or currently unemployed? In a work rut or just not sure if you are on the right path? I clearly remember standing on my front lawn years ago having a discussion... Continue Reading →

Never be afraid to leave early

Happy New Year Working Queen Bee Readers! Right before the holidays I was on a conference call with a group of people from work and at the end of the call, a woman I had never met before said, “Andrea,... Continue Reading →

Trust your Instinct

Instinct. in·stinct \ˈin-ˌstiŋ(k)t\: A natural or innate impulse, inclination, or tendency. Last week I had a revelation I want to share with you. Trusting your instinct really works. Really? Not that mind boggling, I know but I had a string... Continue Reading →

Can women really have it all?

I just wrapped up three weeks of work travel. Rarely do I have travel aligned so closely together and spend such a large stretch away from home. It just happened that way and I thought I would suck it up... Continue Reading →

My new mantra: Just say no to Multi-tasking

Years ago, I use to proudly state I was the ultimate multi-tasker. Over the last year, I have noticed that my multi-tasking skills were simply a coping mechanism and the quality of each task I was doing began to deteriorate.... Continue Reading →

Peceptions of the Working Mom thru the eyes of a boy

Everyone has perceptions of a working mom including my son. When he was younger he was working on a mother's day card in school and he proudly brought it home to me. It said things like I love my mom's cooking,... Continue Reading →

How does 100 cups of hot cocoa equal or have the same value as $1m deal?

Work life balance is a hot topic but I think prioritizing that balance is important. It is hard to do. I know it all too well. It was December a few years back and I found myself in the middle of... Continue Reading →

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