Writing about Time Management, Life, Careers & Family

Second Chances

Date night always requires a bit of logistical work around here. Both of us have to put it on our calendars, then we arrange babysitting and only then do we get to the question of what we intend to do. Anyway, Michael and I had planned a fairly creative date night for last Friday. We’ve recently joined the Philadelphia Museum of Art. We took our kids to the Re… read more »

Getting to Know You

On my previous post on “Kicking the Coupon Habit,” Twin Mom noted in a comment that doing well in a networked economy requires actually having a network. So how does one build that up, particularly if you’re not located in the epicenter of your industry? It’s a good question, and certainly one I’m pondering now that I’… read more »

Kicking the Coupon Habit

I must admit, I’m somewhat intrigued by the extreme couponing subculture that seems to be blossoming these days. I was over at Money Saving Mom, reading a post called “Couponing: An Investment in Our Family” when I noticed that many of the comments were from irked people pointing out that the Sunday papers were all gone by the time they che… read more »

What to Do on a Rainy Day

We’re in the middle of quite the deluge here in eastern PA. I woke this morning to a full-on thunderstorm, which made me very grateful that this was a morning I could just stay in bed thinking for a while. My children obliged by sleeping late. And why not? Gray mornings are great for that sort of thing, a good reason to be 4 and almost 2 — and not have to go… read more »

Frazzled? Try Working Outdoors

I am writing this post from my back porch. After a long string of rainy days the sky is finally cloudless, and so, here I am, trying to enjoy some of the last days of summer. Even though I work from home, it’s often easier just to sit at my desk rather than go outside. But I’m always glad when I do. Over the past few years, researchers have been finding all… read more »