In the usual narrative about women's life choices, you are "working" or "staying at home." These are discrete identities. They are sometimes cast as ideologically opposed, if people feel like drumming up the mommy wars (and its clicks and comments). While the broad trend over two generations has been an increase in women in the workforce, there have been oc… read more »
When studying time logs for I Know How She Does It, I realized that people tended to fall into two camps.
There was the “Organized Camp,” full of folks who prepped meals on Sunday for the week, did a load of laundry daily so it never stacked up, and the like.
Then there were people in the “Good Enough Camp.” These folks (I include myself in this) did what we h… read more »
I'm cooking Thanksgiving dinner this year, and hosting a big crew, so I'll be signing off for a few days. In the meantime, here are a few links to my stories I've alluded to here in past weeks:
Fast Company: Here's How Parents Who Work 100 Hours A Week Get Everything Done. So the title is a wee bit misleading. It's two-income families where the *total* work hours to… read more »
Last Thursday at 7 a.m., a visitor to my house would have seen this: me, standing over the waffle maker, making about a dozen waffles over the course of 20 minutes. I try to do up breakfast when the kids are all up with me. They ate the waffles and the baby nursed, and then they experienced one of those upsides of big family life, the instant playdate. All four of them… read more »
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 »