I spent the past week tracking my time. I’m still drilling down into the details, but I had a few broad insights from the experience.
1. It’s really hard to work long hours. I did work on all 7 days. I worked after my kids went to bed 6 out of 7 nights. I went into NYC one day and was doing work on the train until 10:30 p.m. But I still could not honestly “bill” mor… read more »
With three kids, we wind up going to — and hosting — a reasonable number of birthday parties. As with anything one does frequently, I find there are ways to make this a smoother process than it otherwise could be.
First, we joined Amazon Prime. This is probably the best $80 per year I spend (for unlimited 2-day shipping). You almost never need somet… read more »
(Laura’s note: Over the next few weeks I’ll be running some guest posts from bloggers I enjoy. I hope you enjoy these posts too!)
By Laura Brady Saade
Sometimes it feels like I’ve only got 10 minutes each day that aren’t spoken for. Whether you’re a stay-at-home mom of young kids, a working mother, an entrepreneur, or a… read more »
I’m happy to announce that Portfolio will be publishing my next book, called The Mosaic (or possibly just “Mosaic”), in 2015. This book will feature the results of a time diary study of women with big careers and kids. The title comes from my observation that while in the popular narrative, combining a big career and a family means one is constantly jugg… read more »
My experience of being excused from jury duty this week has reminded me of this: I really like having slack in my schedule. Lots and lots of slack.
That may sound a bit strange coming from someone who writes about productivity and efficiency. I do like using bits of time for bits of joy, and I think it’s amazing what you can get done in 15 minutes. That said, I have… read more »