As I’ve been traveling to a somewhat ridiculous number of places these past six weeks, I’ve gotten used to certain questions. People often ask how I came to the topic of time management (I really wish I had a better story). People ask if I discovered anything in my research for I Know How She Does It that surprised me (not on the big stuff. But I’ll throw some… read more »
I tend to write about caregiving from the perspective of parenting young children, but as many readers have pointed out to me, elder care presents its own challenges. People who’ve never run the gauntlet of combining work and child-rearing can still suddenly wind up responsible for older relatives. Indeed, particularly if a person hasn’t dealt with t… read more »
I spend lots of hours with my family. Over the past weekend, I spent the majority of Friday, and pretty much all of Saturday and Sunday with them. So it’s interesting to me why one hour on Monday felt so different.
It was another full day. I had two events and a meeting in NYC, so after getting the kids off to school, I took off for the train station. I had packed to be… read more »
Crystal Paine is known online as the “Money Saving Mom.” The focus of her site is deals and sales, but her new book coming out next month has a different twist. It’s called Money Making Mom, and taps into a particular economic and cultural phenomenon that’s worth examining.
Here are some realities. Middle-class incomes have been stagnant (if not dec… read more »
I’ve been trying to better my game in the speaking category lately, and Friday I got to do some things that would have been tough for me a few years ago. It all went well, which was encouraging.
I was chosen as an “Edison Talk” speaker for Chicago Ideas Week. (Others included Sal Khan, Michael Strahen, The Brain host David Eagleman, and Judy Smith of Scanda… read more »