Writing about Time Management, Life, Careers & Family


As mentioned yesterday, I have been working with Redbook to do a time diary project on how stay-at-home moms spend their days. I will save the statistical observations for after the release date, but I have noted a few things as I ponder time, and women, and careers, and the general cultural narrative. The problem with most opinion polls is that several things… read more »

Weekend update: Snow, time diaries, TV, cocktails, and running fast

It was a work hard, play hard sort of weekend. I am working on a project with Redbook looking at how stay-at-home moms spend their days. There were 558 completed survey responses, and while the quantitative and choose-one-of-five answers can be automated, the qualitative stuff can not. So, between Thursday at 5:00 p.m. and Sunday at 3:00 p.m. I went through a… read more »

Can I volunteer at school? – Working Mother Sticky Situations Videos

Last April, I recorded several videos with Working Mother magazine about "sticky situations" working parents face. I am happy to be able to share them here! This sticky situation – "I want to volunteer at school with my kids, but I am short on time!" Here are my tips. I tend to be suspicious of all absolutes, such as "working parents have no time for volunt… read more »

The entrepreneurial dilemma: Do you really have to choose?

Over at Inc. yesterday, columnist Jessica Stillman focused on that perennial question of trade-offs. Randi Zuckerberg had tweeted a statement that seemed to encapsulate the entrepreneurial dilemma Stillman wanted to highlight: "Maintaining friendships. Building a great company. Spending time w/family. Staying fit. Getting sleep. Pick 3." It is a d… read more »

Random life updates

The good news is that the 1-year-old is usually sleeping through the night. The bad news is that the 4-year-old woke me up at 5 a.m. today because the slippers she elected to sleep in had fallen off her feet. We had a discussion about not calling Mommy unless it is an actual emergency. I could not get back to sleep, so I decided to get up, shower, and work, but as soon a… read more »