Guest post: 3 insights from tracking time

(Laura’s note: I’m running some guest posts over the next few weeks. Enjoy!)
by Alison Pike
Almost a year ago I tracked my 168 hours for Laura’s Mosaic project. It was a really valuable experience; I have been more conscious of how I allocate my time ever since. The week I tracked helped me to set up a template for my ideal week, pictured later in th… read more »

Baby’s first 336 hours

It is hard to believe that two weeks ago, I was hugely pregnant (see photo at bottom of this post). On Wednesday afternoon, I was racing to finish my pretty-much-final edits of I Know How She Does It. I turned it in around 4 p.m. I crossed some final to-dos off the list. I packed my bag to go to the hospital for my 7 a.m. Thursday induction. Then, to my great surprise, I… read more »

Is it better than driving a taxi?

Every list has its charm and idiocy, and the US News annual list of the 100 best jobs is no exception. The list attempts to rank jobs according to some mix of demand, salary, and satisfaction. Hence nursing or being a physician’s assistant score very high, whereas writing does not. Indeed, while being a receptionist or a taxi driver make the list, becoming a w… read more »

Guest post: How to make the ultimate to-do list

(Laura’s note: I’ll be running the occasional guest post over the next few weeks. If you have a post you’d like to suggest, please email me at lvanderkam at yahoo dot com).
by Paula Rizzo
It’s easy to be overwhelmed by your list and ignore it. But I want to tell you how to make the ultimate to-do list and stick to it, and I can do that with a list.… read more »

My 7 strategies for creating me-time

I’ve been re-reading my advance copy of Jessica Turner’s The Fringe Hours. I enjoy her blog (The Mom Creative) and have enjoyed reading her voice and view of the world at more length than a blog post can allow. The subtitle of the book is Making Time For You, and in it Turner explores how she, who works full time in health care marketing, and has three young kid… read more »