168 Hours Challenge Day 2

Welcome back, challengers! I’m starting the Day 2 thread here. I’ve heard from many people via email who are doing this but don’t wish to post logs, plus people at Facebook, et al. How did the first day go? What did you learn? Any complications? A big one for many people is calling a whole half hour something in particular. I have this problem… read more »

168 Hours Challenge Day 1

Hello time-loggers! I’m excited to start this project of tracking our 168 hours together. I’ll start posting my log now, and will update this post several times through the day. Feel free to chime in whenever you want with thoughts, observations, etc.
6:30 – wake up
6:30-6:55 – feed baby
6:55-8 hang out with baby (3-year-old is sle… read more »

Pre-Challenge Thoughts

I’ll be posting my time logs here all next week (as will others, here and at Facebook and on their own blogs). Since I know my logs will be public, I’ve been planning ahead to make sure next week has some good stuff in it. Nothing like public accountability to make you think more seriously about your time! Here’s what I’ve been doing:
1.… read more »

1-on-1 time when you've got a brood

In my webinar on Wednesday (co-sponsored with CurrentMom), one participant spoke of wanting to find solo time for each child, given that she had children. This is a good question, and one I’ve been pondering myself. On one hand, I know that one-on-one parenting (past the nursing baby stage) has not been the historical norm. As I write in Chapter 6 of 168… read more »

Recap: Back-to-school without the back-to-crazy

Thanks to everyone who participated in the webinar yesterday, which we co-sponsored with CurrentMom. MomsToWork was live-blogging the webinar, and you can read a summary here.
Here are some main points to ponder during these busy weeks:
1. September has real upsides. For working parents, it means a return to reliable schedules, and the chance to re-focus… read more »