Baby it’s really, really cold outside

We’re living through an Arctic blast here in Pennsylvania. The snow hasn’t been too intense this winter (unlike in Boston) but wow. This was a good weekend to be indoors. I’ve never had a baby in winter before. I can see upsides and downsides. The downside is that we are pretty much housebound. I can bundle him up, but even the minute it took to get him from t… read more »

What my ancestors did before breakfast

My baby is almost one month old. It’s been a long month in many ways. Now that I’ve been through the first month four times, I also realize that the one-month mark is somewhat of a dangerous tipping point for me. In the immediate postpartum days, I have a burst of energy that comes from no longer being hugely pregnant. There’s the excitement of having a new b… read more »

The perfect work day schedule

One thing I’ve learned from studying time logs is that there are no perfect days. There aren’t even any typical days. But if one were to design an ideal workday, what would it look like? The Huffington Post recently attempted to answer this question. You can see their diagram of a perfect workday here. When I shared this on my Facebook page, many commenters… read more »

Guest post: 5 ways to practice smarter when you don’t have much time to practice

Laura’s note: this is part of a series of guest posts I’m running over the next few weeks. by Leanne Sowul Many of us have passions to which we’d like to devote more time. For some, it’s training for a marathon; for others, learning a musical instrument, cooking, or doing yoga. The time we spend practicing these passions is important; doing th… read more »

Reader question: Pay off debt or keep the cleaning service?

Today’s reader question has to do with both money and time. The reader, who works full-time and has two young daughters, explains the situation like this: “The woman who used to clean our house has moved on to a new job and now we are without. We are also in the process of paying off our debt, which was scheduled to be paid off in 18 months. I was thinking that per… read more »