Category: Career

Unfinished business

My review of Anne-Marie Slaughter’s new book, Unfinished Business, ran in today’s Wall Street Journal. (If you are not a WSJ subscriber, you can try Googling "The Other Princeton Mom" and WSJ -- yes, that's what the Journal called the review!). Slaughter’s 2012 essay for The Atlantic on "Why Women Still Can’t Have It All" was read close to 3 million t… read more »

Conquer the world in 40 hours a week

I’ve been somewhat obsessed lately with the idea of “maximum sustainable progress.” Some people’s careers are not just productive but prolific. How do they structure their time to sustain productivity over the long haul? I suspect they work long-but-reasonable hours, and use those hours incredibly well. This got me thinking about what I would i… read more »

The Working Dad’s Survival Guide: An interview with Scott Behson

Today I'm excited to turn this blog over to Scott Behson, author of The Working Dad's Survival Guide: How to Succeed at Work and at Home. Behson is a professor of management at Fairleigh Dickinson University, and the brains behind the Fathers, Work, and Family blog. Our books came out on the same day, and though they were aimed at different genders, big chunks o… read more »

Using time in the car

I drove up to Bristol, CT on Wednesday in order to speak at an ESPN Women event Thursday morning. I was interviewed by the wonderful Cari Champion (professional photos of that are forthcoming!), and got to meet many great people, including organizer and producer Valerie Gordon (pictured). I elected to drive instead of fly because, in theory, the drive shoul… read more »

To Daycare On Time – Working Mother Sticky Situations Videos

Back in April, I recorded several videos with Working Mother magazine about “sticky situations” working parents face. I’m happy to be able to share them here over the next few weeks! This week’s sticky situation looks at a common childcare issue. Daycare closes when it closes, but you’re not always done with work then. So what do you do? Here are my… read more »