Kathleen Schmidt

Everything I need to know I learned from reading Judy Blume books.


If Marissa Mayer Were A Man


Over the last several days, there has been an internet furor over Yahoo! CEO Marissa Mayer’s edict to employees that they can no longer work remotely (read: from…


You completely captured what I experienced the first time I tried getting a book published. You think to yourself: “But I work in book publishing!!” Not so easy. Congrats!


Ray Rice Provoked … Me

A longtime NFL fan and football mom thinks we’re missing the larger issue — and wonders if Commissioner Roger Goodell is paying attention.


To Jersey, with love


My earliest memory of the Jersey Shore is a bad story with a good ending. I was about five or six years old, playing in the parking lot adjacent to the apartment complex where I lived in a suburb of central New Jersey with my older sister and parents. It was a steamy hot August day, and my father was packing our enormous 1977 Buick with the contents we would need for our…

Publications edited by Kathleen Schmidt

Essays about women and the workplace.

Essays about motherhood.


A Man With a Plan

Season Six, Episode Seven


In the opening scene of last night’s episode of Mad Men, Don Draper is in the elevator at his apartment building when he…


I Am My Mother’s Daughter

I thought it would never happen. 


A few weeks before my mother died, I asked her if she loved me. She said, “I love you. I just don’t like…


If Marissa Mayer Were A Man


Over the last several days, there has been an internet furor over Yahoo! CEO Marissa Mayer’s edict to employees that they can no longer work remotely (read: from…


How to talk to someone with depression during the holidays


Today, Mary Elizabeth WIlliams wrote a great piece in Salon, “How to talk to someone with cancer” that I found not only…


Buyer Beware


Shopping online is one of my favorite ways to get what I want at a price that I can afford. There are loads of flash sales, discounts, and even coupons for just about every…