Susan Wenner Jackson

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Why I'm a Pinterest mom, and you shouldn't be jealous

I get it. I get all the Pinterest jokes. I totally agree it is causing many of us already stressed-out moms to feel like we are in constant competition to throw the perfect birthday party, make the perfect school snack and take the perfect family photo.<p>And yet, I will totally own the fact that I am …

Pinterest Clamps Down on Contests to Keep Them From Getting ‘Spammy’

Just a few months after Facebook finally eased off its restrictive contest guidelines, Pinterest seems to be taking the opposite approach. In a …

This Is The Behavior On Pinterest That Makes The Social Network So Attractive To Marketers

Moreover, the site's photo-rich design give brands a very strong canvas to show off their products and engage with users.<p>In a <b>recent report</b> from <b>BI Intelligence</b>, we looked at the demographic breakdowns of the major social networks, as well as each one's unique characteristics. Pinterest has a …

Social Media

Pinterest launches Guided Search to send you on a journey of discovery

Pinterest has announced a new feature designed to make searching through its more than 750 million boards with 30 billion Pins a more fun and …

For Working Moms, Key To Balance May Lie In Elusive Leisure Time

If your to-do list is so long that you are overwhelmed just looking at it, and if your list has you mentally racing back and forth between your responsibilities to your children and your job, what Brigid Schulte has to say may be helpful.<p><i>Overwhelmed: Work, Love and Play When No One Has the Time</i> is …

Raising the National Minimum Wage is Vitally Important for Reducing Poverty among Women and Their Families, Closing the Gender Pay Gap

New White House Report Cites Findings from <i>The Shriver Report</i><p>The new White House Report issued today, citing The Shriver Report, embraces the …

Working Mom Poll: Makeup Dilemmas

Most mid-week mornings, I pull into the parking lot at work, already running late and harried. And it’s there, in my car, that I hastily throw on my …

6 Spring Cleaning APPS To Help You Organize Your Life!

Yesterday morning on my weekly parenting segment for Global TV, I shared <b>5 Spring Cleaning Apps for Parents</b>. You know, kind of like a DIGITAL spring …

Pinterest and Instagram Are About to Get Into a Huge Brawl

It’s almost payday for Pinterest. The four-year-old social network that functions as a digital scrapbook will soon begin letting marketers advertise …

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Ask Allison: Resume Tips for Re-Entry Moms

<b>Q: I took time out of the workforce to raise my daughter, but now that she’s starting school in a few months, I’d like to pick back up my career. How</b> …

Top 5 Spring Fashion Trends

Spring has officially sprung, and whether you’re a working girl or stay-at-home mom, here are some spring fashion trends that you might like to wear. …

Facts to Make Parents Feel Better About Life

My younger son, previously my sweet, easy-going, mellow child, is turning three soon. <i>Three</i>. Three is my least-favorite age. Terrible Twos have …

How to Have Friends at Work When You’re the Boss

Girish* is a client of mine who runs a 500-million-dollar business. He gets stellar reviews and is seen as a high potential successor to the CEO.<p>But he has a friend problem.<p>Several of his direct reports are close friends and he doesn’t hold them accountable in the same way he does his other direct …

Lean In, Lead On

Female power has never looked so varied, so natural, so . . . liberated. Whether by steady example or the bold demolition of ceilings, the 17 leaders on these pages have changed the landscape in every arena, accountable for untold billions as well as countless dreams. Laura Jacobs heralds a new era …

Top 5 Moms Night Out Ideas

Every mom deserves a fun night out with her friends every once in a while. A time where she doesn’t have to say, <i>“Please don’t pick your nose”</i> or ask,</i> …

My Sidekick

I became pregnant with my first daughter in 2004. I remember warnings about covering the outlets and napping when she napped. People told me the teen …

Parenting

Laura Brown Suits Up

For the office, Laura Brown takes on the suit<p>Like so many ladies in the world, I have a job. It's a cool job—a bright and shiny magazine job—but still a job. I have to dress like a professional, not like a poser or a party girl (well, maybe a bit of a poser; this is fashion, after all). And I …

Newsroom

Today we’re introducing new collaboration tools that make it even easier to plan parties and projects on Pinterest. Launching on group boards, now …