Long time readers know that finding a good evening routine has been a work in progress since my now 8-year-old was born. At first it was about filling the long hours until my night owl child felt tired enough for bed. These days I am trying to figure out how to make all the puzzle pieces created by 4 kids fit together. Here is what we are currently doing.
Monday, the 8… read more »
Since I write about mornings, I am sometimes asked for tips to make mornings go well. When I read the resulting articles, some other expert will often be quoted on making lots of preparations the night before. Save time by laying out clothes! Make the lunches! Pack the bags!
That may work for some people, but in my current life, I tend not to do any of this. I will of… read more »
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 »
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 »
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 »