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Ready, set, go!

The 168 Hours Time Tracking Challenge starts at 5:00 a.m. tomorrow (well, that's when my time log starts! You can start yours whenever you like). You can still sign up to get daily email reminders; just click here. I have been tracking my time for about 17 months, but I still enjoy opening a new spreadsheet every Monday morning. The most noticeable thing about t… read more »

The course of love

Fairy tales end with the two lovers marrying. After sealing the deal with True Love's Kiss, they live happily ever after. This notion has no basis in reality. In real life, you still have to get up again the next morning, likely with breath seasoned by garlic and wine consumed the night before, and yet these romantic fantasies color the minds of people ponderin… read more »

One last long weekend

We capped last week's semi-vacation by splitting the family into two camps. My husband took our 9-year-old to College Station, Texas, for the Texas A&M game (my husband is an alum). I took the three little ones to Cape May, New Jersey, for the weekend. I also took along our new nanny, figuring it would be a baptism by fire of getting to know us. The weekend wen… read more »

Getting to the airport on time

My husband and I both decided to work one day during our week of semi-vacation, and swap childcare coverage for each other. I took the kids on Wednesday (it involved the aquarium and Wegman's, where an elderly gentleman asked if I had room in the cart for him too — ha ha ha). I spent Thursday traveling to and from Orlando to give a speech. I have done this before in… read more »

Hershey with 4 kids vs. Hershey with 1

Our semi-vacation week continues. We spent Monday and Tuesday at Hershey, the amusement park. Frequent readers will recall that this is where I took my 4-year-old and 6-year-old for their official "Mommy days" at the start of the summer. I enjoyed myself quite a bit on those two days. Taking all four (plus my husband) was a different experience. To be sure, we… read more »