Category: Women

Capacity

As mentioned yesterday, I have been working with Redbook to do a time diary project on how stay-at-home moms spend their days. I will save the statistical observations for after the release date, but I have noted a few things as I ponder time, and women, and careers, and the general cultural narrative. The problem with most opinion polls is that several things… read more »

How one lawyer plans to get back on the fast track after a few slow years

Careers have peaks and troughs. Many people decide to “park it” for a few years while caring for children or elderly parents, or while dealing with a health issue or a boss who inspires hunkering down. But at some point the situation can change. So how do you show you’re back in the game? I asked this question on the blog a few weeks ago. I thought one of the re… read more »

Reader question: Get the nose ring?

I got a more unusual reader question recently. This woman (late 30s, married, 3 kids) was pondering getting a nose ring, “a tiny stud, not a bovine ring.” She noted that “My husband objects strongly for several reasons, one of which is that I will be seen as unprofessional and not serious. Does it matter these days? Especially since mine will be so subtle… read more »

A different portrait of a modern family

Last Thursday at 7 a.m., a visitor to my house would have seen this: me, standing over the waffle maker, making about a dozen waffles over the course of 20 minutes. I try to do up breakfast when the kids are all up with me. They ate the waffles and the baby nursed, and then they experienced one of those upsides of big family life, the instant playdate. All four of them… read more »

No one has to lean back

As I’ve been traveling to a somewhat ridiculous number of places these past six weeks, I’ve gotten used to certain questions. People often ask how I came to the topic of time management (I really wish I had a better story). People ask if I discovered anything in my research for I Know How She Does It that surprised me (not on the big stuff. But I’ll throw some… read more »