Category: Work

Best of Both Worlds Episode 4: Childcare — what we wish we knew starting out

Thanks to everyone who has listened to Best of Both Worlds, the new podcast I co-host with physician and blogger Sarah Hart-Unger. We are thrilled to see thousands of downloads, plus reviews and ratings! We will be releasing new episodes every Tuesday. Since today is Tuesday, episode 4 is now live! (That link goes to the Libsyn site where it's hosted; iTune… read more »

Podcast is live! Plus Monday miscellany

It's launch day! Best of Both Worlds, the podcast, is up on iTunes and available for a listen. With my co-host, Sarah Hart-Unger, I discuss work, family, and how to get more out of life. We currently have 3 episodes available; we're recording more today and they'll start coming out weekly after this. The first week of a podcast's life is critical for getting it n… read more »

Coming tomorrow — the Best of Both Worlds podcast!

I mentioned a few weeks ago that I was working on another project. I was a bit hush-hush about it, but now it has come to fruition, and should go live tomorrow (when I will share the official links). It's the Best of Both Worlds podcast! I teamed up with Sarah Hart-Unger, a physician, mom of two (soon to be three!), and one of my favorite bloggers, to talk work and fam… read more »

I don’t work 98 hours a week. Do you?

If you want to know how many hours per week someone devotes to something, there are a few methods you can use. The first -- the easiest -- is just to ask the person. How many hours do you work per week? How many hours do you sleep per night? How many hours per week do you spend reading to your kids? This method is very straightforward, and cheap if you're doing research… read more »

My quarterly goals: A mid-year check-in

We are halfway through 2017! As longtime readers know, I make quarterly goals each year. I aim to set a major goal each quarter in each of three life categories: career, relationships, self. I find that quarterly goals work better than New Year's resolutions because you can do many things, while still focusing on one goal at a time. In any case, here's how I di… read more »