Writing about Time Management, Life, Careers & Family

Books read in March

I continued my streak of intense reading this month. Following a query from my husband, who was somewhat incredulous about the number of books I've read, I studied my time logs to see how I am making time. It is not that I am working less, or doing any less of the kid-transporting and the like. Instead, I am allocating a higher proportion of my existing leisure t… read more »

Survey thanks and updates

Thank you so much to everyone who took my time perception survey! We closed the survey with a little over 900 completed responses. I was blown away with how quickly we surpassed the tally goal. Anyway, I look forward to digging into the data and the open-ended responses, but for those who were curious about the non-profit split, it was 33 percent for Boys and Gir… read more »

Be part of my next book (and help some great non-profits too!)

Do you have 6-10 minutes to help me out? OK, bad question. Everyone has 6-10 minutes. A better question: would you be willing to make it a priority, in the next 6-10 minutes, to help me gather some data for the book I am writing? My next book, Off the Clock, will explore how people feel about their time. To add data to the project, I am conducting a survey looking at ho… read more »

A gala, the yellow belt, Bob books, Panera

We are still in the lull between sports (baseball starts next week), so that makes for more open space on weekends. It has its ups and downs. The kids spend a lot of time on the computer or their kindles (or the TV) and I feel like as I turn off one screen they drift to another one. Also, it's tempting to feel like I should be doing more chores if I'm around the house, so I… read more »

Friday miscellany

I spent several hours last night at the local high school for the Reading Olympics, which my 9-year-old was participating in. The judge asks questions about books from a list of about 30 books. The teams huddle and appoint a spokesperson to answer the question. My son had been told the requirement was to read five of the books, and so that is what he did. His tea… read more »