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Katherine Lewis
Katherine Reynolds Lewis is a recovering newspaper reporter who blogs and writes about work, personal finance and parenting based out of Washington DC.
Interests: business, work, parenting, consulting, entrepreneurs, motherhood, mommy blogs, work-life balance, self-employment, mompreneur
Recent Activity
Truth Tuesday Growing up a mixed-race child in lily-white upstate New York, I wanted nothing more than to blend in with my peers. If people asked, "what are you?" I would claim, "I'm just like you!" This despite the Chinese... Continue reading
Posted Jan 24, 2012 at CurrentMom
Meal Monday My seven-year old daughter is addicted to artichokes. Ever since my mother introduced her to our family's favorite simple steamed artichoke recipe, she and her little sister have been begging for this giant, edible thistle. I'll leave it... Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2011 at CurrentMom
Work Wednesday Like many families, we have a graduation coming up in June. My son's pre-K graduation. It's a big, bittersweet, but very welcome milestone. I love the "pomp and circumstance" of commencement ceremonies and I'm already looking forward to... Continue reading
Posted May 25, 2011 at CurrentMom
Startup Sunday I started my own business two years ago, attracted by the benefits of self-employment: control of my schedule and the ability to continue as a writer, instead of being "promoted" to editing. But somewhere along the way, my... Continue reading
Posted Mar 6, 2011 at CurrentMom
Startup Sunday Mompreneurs have it made: they have a career, a family and they manage to keep everything perfectly in sync. Well, not really. Olympic gold medalist Gigi Fernandez knows how it difficult it is. Since the age of three,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 20, 2011 at CurrentMom
Truth Tuesday With the news that AOL and Arianna Huffington are teaming up to take over the Internet -- combining the Huffington Post with AOL's roster of Web stars including Politics Daily, Engadget and TechCrunch -- I couldn't help but... Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2011 at CurrentMom
Startup Sunday The last two weeks have been a bonanza of school closures for my children. My six-year old has attended school only one full day since Jan. 14. (She was home sick for a day and a half during... Continue reading
Posted Jan 30, 2011 at CurrentMom
Work Wednesday Guest post by Kathleen Christensen Just about every working mom will tell you one of the things she wants most from her workplace is flexibility in how, when and where the work gets done. (For that matter, most... Continue reading
Posted Jan 26, 2011 at CurrentMom
Startup Sunday Amy Chua and her controversial writings on Chinese mothers were the topic of conversations and email exchanges with more than a dozen friends and family members this week. If you managed to avoid the now-infamous Amy Chua on... Continue reading
Posted Jan 16, 2011 at CurrentMom
Startup Sunday I went into December with a deliberately light load of work, thinking that I would have time to edit our 17-year old's college application essays, prepare my year-end financials and get ready for Christmas and New Year's break.... Continue reading
Posted Dec 19, 2010 at CurrentMom
Startup Sunday I've followed with interest the ongoing debate in the blogosphere over whether bloggers deserve to be paid. Most recently, a PR executive blogging as Sarah at Mom Blog Magazine wrote a snarky piece that summed up the situation... Continue reading
Posted Dec 12, 2010 at CurrentMom
After a long day of running her busy dental practice, Luana O’Connor looks forward to a cool down period with her children, to relieve stress. In her practice Happy Dental in Ploiesti, one of the larger cities of Romania, O’Connor... Continue reading
Posted Dec 6, 2010 at CurrentMom
Startup Sunday I'm looking forward to the start of the workweek tomorrow more than I usually do. No, it's not because I've been trapped at home with my family for five days. We actually had a lovely Thanksgiving celebration with... Continue reading
Posted Nov 28, 2010 at CurrentMom
Startup Sunday This weekend has been packed with parties, pumpkins and preparations for the big night itself. It calls to mind our very first Halloween as parents to a toddler, when our little one burst into tears at 6 p.m.... Continue reading
Posted Oct 31, 2010 at CurrentMom
Startup Sunday Last week, another entrepreneur said she admired how I always have time for networking and marketing. “I’m so busy,” she said, “I just don’t have time.” I can’t tell you how many times someone has cancelled on a... Continue reading
Posted Oct 24, 2010 at CurrentMom
Startup Sunday I can't believe Halloween is in two weeks, and neither of my little kids has a costume. I need some easy Halloween ideas, pronto! (The costume dilemma is too much on my mind to come up with a... Continue reading
Posted Oct 17, 2010 at CurrentMom
Startup Sunday I recently observed to a networking buddy that I was starting to view clients as kidnappers. Before you think my small business has taken a turn for the worse, or that I've become paranoid, let me explain. You... Continue reading
Posted Oct 10, 2010 at CurrentMom
Meal Monday I have found that presenting anything homemade that is still warm out of the oven at a weekday breakfast can knock the socks off almost any family member. Sad, but true. We're not a cold cereal-only family -–... Continue reading
Posted Sep 27, 2010 at CurrentMom
Startup Sunday I am famously cheap. So when I say it's worth spending your hard-earned small business profits on something, you might want to pay attention. As much as it's good to cut corners when launching a new enterprise, there... Continue reading
Posted Sep 26, 2010 at CurrentMom
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Sep 24, 2010
Startup Sunday Does this scenario seem familar? The kids are off at school for a few precious hours, so I am on my project - making calls, doing interviews, writing 600 words. Then, time for a quick break, meaning I'm... Continue reading
Posted Sep 12, 2010 at CurrentMom
Startup Sunday When I launched my startup business, loans were the last thing on my mind. I'd just been laid off from my dream job, and I wanted to stretch my severance package as far as possible. There was no... Continue reading
Posted Sep 5, 2010 at CurrentMom
Startup Sunday On Friday, I spoke about succeeding as a freelance writer or editor as part of the Asian American Journalists Association annual convention in Los Angeles. The panelists alongside me discussed writing for Hollywood, landing a book deal and... Continue reading
Posted Aug 9, 2010 at CurrentMom
Startup Sunday It's one of the great unanswered questions of our time: how to make money blogging. In search of enlightenment, I turned to a man who seems to have figured one version of the answer, Ramit Sethi, founder of... Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2010 at CurrentMom
Startup Sunday For some time now, I've known that we need an email newsletter for CurrentMom, to stay in touch with people who visit the site but then wander off to another stop in cyberspace. And also, to communicate with... Continue reading
Posted Jul 25, 2010 at CurrentMom