Archive for July 2012

It’s OK to be wrong

(Cross-posted at Gifted Exchange)
Over at CBS MoneyWatch today, I have a post on “5 reasons you should fail more often.” This post came out of my experience last week on vacation of doing puzzles with my 5-year-old. I realized he seemed hesitant to try pieces, in part because he viewed trying a piece in the wrong spot as making a mistake — something on… read more »

A week at the shore

I’m back from spending a week in Ocean Grove on the Jersey shore (a more relaxed, family-friendly part of the shore than depicted in the reality show). We rented a house that had once been a bed and breakfast and invited lots of family members to join us. Ten folks wound up coming through during the week, which was wonderful. I had scheduled blog posts to run whi… read more »

What is a typical week?

I’m on vacation this week, and so I’m re-running some posts from the archives. This one ran in summer, 2010, shortly after I’d had many people keep track of their time for a “168 Hours Challenge.” — Laura
When people ask me for my best time management tip, I always tell them this: try tracking your time for a week. If you… read more »

Real Simple and the myth of the time crunch

I’m on vacation this week, and so I’m re-running some posts from the archives. This one ran in March 2010. To Real Simple’s credit, they ran a reader survey earlier this year that took a different look at the time crunch — pointing out that it’s as much about gatekeeping with chores as it is about anything else. Also, humorousl… read more »

Siri and the little things that kill you

I’m on vacation this week, and so I’m re-running some posts from the archive. A version of this one ran in February 2010, long before everyone was talking about Siri, thank you very much — Laura
One of the reasons many of us think we do more housework than we actually do is the mental overhead caused by remembering that stuff has to be done, and… read more »