Recently, lots of people have asked me why I started Not So Smug Now. It’s easy to forget. Four and a half years on, two children and two businesses under my belt, I have to stop and remind myself why I wrote that first blog post. So, partly because it’s always good to reconnect with your reason for being, and partly because (even though my kids are older and I’m out of this phase) I know there are still people finding and reading this blog who have just started out on this crazy journey we call parenting. Continue reading


When I was 27 years old I experience my first episode of depression. It floored me. It was a mental whirlwind that left me disoriented in its wake. No one in my family had suffered from any mental health issues, at least openly, and while I navigated the journey, I felt exposed, isolated, lost and frankly, a little disgusted with myself. Why couldn’t I cope? What the hell did I have to feel so down about? Wasn’t everything pretty damn sweet in my life? Continue reading

Ex-Company President Says, “I’m Sorry Mommas!”

No one knows as well as me what a shock becoming a mother is…except, of course, maybe Katharine Zaleski. Zaleski is a young woman, mother and ex-uber achiever in the corporate world. Now, she’s the president of PowerToFly – a company she founded after becoming a mommas and has one thing to say to all the working mothers she encountered before her own child was born: I’m sorry. Continue reading