Category: Podcast

Podcast discussion thread: Travel with kids — pain, pleasure, and everything in between

Whenever I hear people talking about how relaxing it is to go on vacation, and how important it is to get away from the stresses of work, I find myself stuck on this thought: this person is not the primary parent of small children. The average work stress has nothing on the stress of sitting with a 2-year-old on a flight that has been delayed 3 hours. Things that are… read more »

Podcast discussion thread: Make new friends, but keep the old…

There are several versions of a "dilemma" circulating in social media: Work, family, friends — pick two! Or sometimes we get work, family, friends, exercise, sleep — pick three! The idea is that during the busy years when you are building a career and raising children, many other parts of life can fall by the wayside. What these "dilemmas" are highlighti… read more »

Podcast discussion thread: “Parenting is a creative act”

This week Sarah and I welcomed Leanne Sowul to the podcast (that link on her name takes you to her home page; please sign up for her newsletter while you're there!). Sowul is a music teacher who lives in the Hudson Valley. She also runs a part-time flute studio, and writes novels, in addition to raising two young children with her husband (who is also a music teach… read more »

Podcast discussion thread: What do you wear — and not wear?

Back in a different phase of my life, I used to watch a lot of episodes of What Not To Wear. In the show, the hosts would go through a person's closet, and toss almost everything as being too old, unworkable, unflattering, etc. They would then give this person (almost always a woman) $5000 to go purchase a new wardrobe, with guidance from the hosts about what worke… read more »

Podcast discussion thread: Goals, and what didn’t work in 2017

We interrupt this time-tracking challenge week's Tuesday! Which means it's time for another podcast discussion thread. I'm late posting this one because our school opening was delayed for 2 hours, which meant there were people underfoot and such, and I shifted the day around some. Anyway, this week's episode was about our goals for 2017 and 2… read more »