This Year I Learn to Cook
For the last ten years or so I’ve written out New Year’s Intentions. They are like resolutions but a bit less, well,Read the post
To-Do Or Not-To-Do Lists? Both, Please!
I love a good list. I list things to do, errands to run, calls to make. I even record things that I want other people to doRead the post
Smart Strategies for Conscious Shopping
Need help running the shopping gauntlet? Don’t worry. I’ve got your back. Here are some ideas and strategies forRead the post
Ask Maya: I’m Overwhelmed by Renovation Decisions. Help!
Dear Maya, I am a first time homeowner and currently having some major renovations done. I need to figure out paint options forRead the post
Are You Hitting Enough Home Runs in Your Life?
Stanford Graduate School of Business marketing professor Jennifer Aaker devised this idea and explains it in a Lean In lecture.Read the post
Why I Blog
I’m a website junky. I launched my first site, MayaPayne.com, in 2002 using a primitive website builder that produced aRead the post
How Katherine Wintsch (CEO of The Mom Complex) Makes Things Happen
At 32, Katherine Wintsch hit a maternal wall, a barrier more pronounced and intractable than any glass ceiling. TheRead the post
Supermom for Governor: Why Wendy Davis Puts Her Personal Narrative First in Texas Campaign
An article titled “The Legend of Wendy Davis” will appear in the New York Times Sunday Magazine this weekend.Read the post
Time or Money: What Do You Give and Why?
Years ago, I volunteered with an understaffed nonprofit that struggled to recruit hands-on board members willing to pitch inRead the post
Finding Tomorrow: Experiences in Black Leadership Trailer
I was honored to join a group of Richmonders that Marc Cheatham of The Cheats Movement assembled to discuss black history andRead the post