Category: Time Management

Why I do not pack lunches the night before

Since I write about mornings, I am sometimes asked for tips to make mornings go well. When I read the resulting articles, some other expert will often be quoted on making lots of preparations the night before. Save time by laying out clothes! Make the lunches! Pack the bags! That may work for some people, but in my current life, I tend not to do any of this. I will of… read more »

Can I volunteer at school? – Working Mother Sticky Situations Videos

Last April, I recorded several videos with Working Mother magazine about "sticky situations" working parents face. I am happy to be able to share them here! This sticky situation – "I want to volunteer at school with my kids, but I am short on time!" Here are my tips. I tend to be suspicious of all absolutes, such as "working parents have no time for volunt… read more »

Gym on Weekends – Working Mother Sticky Situations Videos

Back in April, I recorded several videos with Working Mother magazine about the “sticky situations” working parents face. I was sharing them for a while, then the website crashed. Now it is time to continue sharing them! This particular sticky situation – You like to go to the gym on weekends, but that is also time to spend with kids! So what do you… read more »

Running a business during naptime

I am now, finally, back at my desk for a full day of work. The past week has been about making do. I can make do quite well. However, it has also been a reminder of why I really prefer not to. P (nanny) had a family emergency that brought her to South Carolina last week. Then we got snowed in and she could not get on a flight until yesterday evening. The kids were out of sch… read more »

Life beyond the ceaseless ticking

Time has been slow the last few days. P (nanny) had a family emergency that brought her to South Carolina on Thursday. Then we all got snowed in. I have tried to just go with the rhythm that a toddler dictates. I aim for one morning activity that gets us out of the house if possible, lunch, then nap. When the little one goes down for a nap, I immediately hop on the tread… read more »