Writing about Time Management, Life, Careers & Family

Those little administrative tasks that eat your time (or do they?)

Were I not tracking my time, my story of yesterday would go like this: I did almost no real work. Instead, household administrative tasks ate my time. I addressed and stamped 20 kid thank you notes (I still have 6 to go, but the elementary school directory hasn’t come out yet, and these are kindergarten families, so last year’s isn’t helpful). I also spen… read more »

Finding space in full days

In my ebook, What the Most Successful People Do on the Weekend, I wrote that there are 60 hours between that 6 p.m. Friday night beer, and that 6 a.m. Monday morning alarm. If you sleep 8 hours a night (oh, I wish, but more about that later), that would leave 36 hours for other things. Even if you have a lot of stuff on the calendar, such as kid sports and birthday parti… read more »

Friday bits and pieces

Today has gone remarkably well, considering. The baby was up from 4:45-6 a.m., but then I got back to sleep for another hour. I worried the extra nap from 6-7:20 meant he wouldn’t nap at the normal 9:30 a.m. time, and that would be a problem. In the “not taking my own advice” category, I arranged a phone interview at 9:45 a.m. on a day I have no ch… read more »

How to manage a full-time job, kids, and start a business too

I attended the Rock the World conference this past weekend, and got to meet a number of fascinating entrepreneurs. One of them was Emilia Prahin, who is the COO and marketing director of a company called Signature.Styled. This platform matches busy professionals with stylists who will help them shop for the right wardrobe; you can use the site to book your se… read more »

The rhythm of business travel

This fall I’m traveling more than usual to talk about I Know How She Does It and time management in general. Work travel adds a degree of complexity into family life, but the good news is that since I work for myself, I have control over when and how I do it. Some events are on certain days, but I can always decline an invitation. Or sometimes people are flexible on… read more »