Weekends

The village comes through for us

I went to Washington D.C. on Saturday for a professional event. My husband is perfectly capable of dealing with the kids when I’m not around, but due to some events being rescheduled because of weather on previous weekends, we wound up with a situation where all three kids needed to be somewhere different at 1 p.m. on Saturday. They all really wanted to do the… read more »

Morning on a 25-hour day

Sunday was that rarity in the universe: the 25-hour day. The clocks fell back as daylight savings time ended, and so the day was a little slower than usual. I was more mindful than usual of the morning, knowing that I had the extra hour. All in all, it went pretty well.
I stayed up until midnight, but it was really more like 11 p.m. The sun came up an hour earlier than u… read more »

Weekend highlights

It was another great October weekend, with fantastic fall weather. A few highlights:
*Two amazing runs. I’d had a lousy run on Friday, which is disconcerting to a third trimester runner. Is this the sign that it isn’t going to work anymore? But I soon realized that lousy run had more to do with spending the previous night on a plane from Rio and lugging my car… read more »

When you need a weekend

Last week was kind of intense. I managed to complete a round of edits on the novel, write 2 articles plus my normal Fast Company posts, and hack through another revision of Their Own Sweet Time. I evaluated potential covers. I covered an unexpected childcare gap. I went to New York for meetings and a conference. That day was particularly fun because the little d… read more »

Going solo, and the upsides of autonomy

My husband travels a lot for work. I’m used to weekday solo parenting, though then there’s the rhythm of school and regular childcare. He’s had a few Monday AM meetings in Asia that have involved leaving Saturday night, and plenty of AM meetings in Europe that have involved leaving earlier on Sunday than I am particularly happy about. But I usually do no… read more »