Writing about Time Management, Life, Careers & Family

The joy of sleep

Those first few weeks with a newborn are always tough. Ruth has been a very good baby — no colic, eating well — but even good-tempered babies can’t go more than a few hours without eating. So you get to know numbers on the clock that you usually don’t: 1 a.m., 3 a.m., etc. But then, things slowly start to get better. The baby sleeps for 4 ho… read more »

New holiday traditions

We stayed home this Christmas, but took the week off from work. Since it was our first holiday season in our new home, we could make new traditions which, years from now, could take on some sort of hallowed status for our children. This is serious power, if you think about it. We tried several things which could evolve into traditions: baking cookies for Santa on… read more »

My money philosophy

I’m attempting to distill my thoughts about money into talking points for All the Money in the World publicity. In my maturation as an author last time around, I had a little light bulb go off: the vast majority of people who hear of your book are not going to read your book. In essence, your book becomes your talking points. This can be frustrating if you think t… read more »

Work-life balance, and leaning in

I was taking a survey a few months ago, when I came across a question: how has having children affected your career? The choices were along the lines of “a huge impact,” “a fair amount,” “a small amount,” or “not at all.” Assuming that this question was assessing the degree of negative impact, I answered “a small amount.” That seemed fair… read more »

My random resolution list

I really like the idea of New Year’s resolutions. I guess that’s part of writing in the self-help genre! The idea of striving to live a better life is powerful, even as it is often elusive. Anyway, I’ve learned more over the years about how to make resolutions that actually stick. Think specific, positive actions, and ones with the logisti… read more »