Writing about Time Management, Life, Careers & Family

Celebrating 8 years of parenthood

My oldest child turns 8 this weekend. We’ve got various fun stuff planned, and I’ll be reading to his 2nd grade class this afternoon. I’ve been practicing. I feel it’s good to practice before any public presentation, and just because the audience is 7 and 8 years old doesn’t change that. I’m not really finding myself saying “I can’t believe y… read more »

What I love about what I do

Last night I attended the Robert Novak Fellows award dinner. This program awards fellowships to young journalists to undertake big projects, generally on topics of interest to a right-of-center audience. If people are looking for trend ideas, two of the winners proposed projects related to prison and criminal justice reform. This cause is getting surpr… read more »

The book vs. the proposal

One of the things I love about what I do is that I get to see things through from start to finish. The boxes of hard-bound I Know How She Does It copies are here. I also found the proposal in my desk drawer. It is interesting to see what changes when you go from idea to realized product. What changed: The title. Long time blog readers know that this book went through abo… read more »

What I’m eating now

Back in March I ran a series of blog posts on food. One of the topics was my four postpartum weight loss journeys. At the time (March 25) I was in the mid-130s generally, and the lowest I’d seen was 134.5 lbs. I was telling everyone I was content with this slow and steady weight loss of about 0.5 lbs every week or two. Then, a little while later, in the interest of exp… read more »

Life right now: Reading Virginia Woolf on the sidelines at soccer practice

As the weather warms, weekends have taken on a certain fullness around here. Spring sports are still going, so we had 3 swim lessons, two soccer games, and one baseball game this weekend. The big kids went to a play, and my 7-year-old had a playdate and even a book club meeting on Friday night (yes, really! A mom organized a group of friends to get together and disc… read more »