Archive for October 2017

Podcast discussion: Can life be fun during the toddler years?

My 2-year-old had a giant meltdown this morning. An absolutely epic tantrum. He is not allowed to watch the "pucky-nooter" in the morning (that's what he calls the computer) because it's always a disaster. He wants a new YouTube video every 3 minutes and then the other kids get sucked into the computer and don't get ready for school. But boy, did he want to watch… read more »

Books read in October

This was another doozy of a month for reading. I was in between drafts of Off the Clock (which is now back on my plate), and I had a reasonable amount of time on planes and trains. Plus, book reading has become my default activity before bed. I can usually get 60 minutes in if I'm disciplined about it. Here's what I tackled this month: Still Life, by Louise Penny I fin… read more »


I put on my fall fun list that I wanted to go to Cape May to see the autumn colors on the shore. Cape May is also a great bird watching destination as various species stop by on the way south. I actually had something of a work-related reason to go; my potential time management fable will be set on the autumnal Jersey shore (per the proposal) and so I wanted to see the sc… read more »

You have more time than you think: War and Peace edition

Last Friday night, I did not do any of the things Katy Perry sings about in her song with that chorus. Instead, I finished War and Peace. That's the kind of girl I am. I read Tolstoy for fun! The truth is, I got really into the story. That explains my reading up until the last 80 pages, at which point I got really into just finishing it. Anyone who's read the second epil… read more »

Podcast discussion: Where is the daydreaming time in your life?

Best of Both Worlds is 2 months old, and we've crossed 40,000 downloads! Thanks so much to everyone who has downloaded the podcast and listened to it. A special thanks to people who have subscribed (so you don't have to go looking for it each week!) and have rated or reviewed it. Sarah listens to Manoush Zomorodi's Note to Self podcast, and had recently read her n… read more »