Hidden dangers of the time crunch myth

It’s an unquestioned truth of modern life that we are all busy, busy, busy. It’s how we converse with each other. When you bump into a friend in the grocery store, and ask how things are, she says “busy” not “great.” We compare workweeks, sleep schedules, children’s activities, and even celebrate (apparently… read more »

How Gen Y navigates time — and life

(Laura’s note: Another “maternity leave” guest post from one of my favorite bloggers. Enjoy!)
by Lindsey Pollak
I’ve been working with members of the Millennial Generation (those born approximately 1980 to 1995) for about 10 years now, and one of my biggest observations is that they always seem to be busy.
High school and college stu… read more »

Experiencing technical difficulties?

No, we’re not having any tech woes on this blog. But there are few time sucks so exasperating as technology that doesn’t work as it should — or works as it should but requires a lot of time and effort from the human involved to master. You sit there twiddling your thumbs — forced to go to the alternate to do list — or else tasks that u… read more »


New York City, where I used to live, is a transient place. People ask where you’re from, because the assumption is “not here.”
I find this question asked less often, here in my new home outside Philadelphia. Indeed, I have had the experience now of meeting parents of kids at Jasper’s preschool who actually went to the preschool them… read more »

Tithing stories?

I wrote about “Tithing and Happiness” a few weeks ago. I’m now working on an article on a similar topic, and would love to talk to some folks who tithe. Why do you do it, and how does it affect your life? Please feel free to forward this request to people you think might be interested in being interviewed: lvanderkam at yahoo dot com. Thanks!… read more »