Writing about Time Management, Life, Careers & Family

Life in airplane mode

I have been traveling internationally this week. While I know it is quite possible to set up my iPhone to work for a reasonable cost while abroad, I have generally avoided doing so. I put my device into airplane mode when I got on the plane, and have had it in airplane mode since. I have my laptop with me, and I got the WiFi working in my hotel room (and the airport and s… read more »

Mid-week update: a few links

I am traveling this week (and somewhat on vacation) so blogging less than usual. But I wanted to share a few links. First, at Fast Company I wrote a post on Secrets Of People With All The Time In The World. Why do some of the busiest people seem to be so relaxed about time? Here's what they know that the rest of us don't. Second, money guru Jean Chatzky interviewed me f… read more »

The 168 Hours Time Tracking Challenge wrap-up thread

My 168 hour log officially ends for me at 5 a.m. Monday morning each week, and unfortunately, I was up to see it this morning. The baby woke at 4:30, and I got him back down, but I did not manage to get myself back down. So at 6, I gave up and got to work. I should have cut my losses earlier. A key learning from tracking my time! Some basic numbers: I worked 45 hours. As usua… read more »

Day 7 post

Last night I watched the Texas A&M game for a bit, then put the 4-year-old and 6-year-old to bed. This involved quite a bit of reading (the Caldecott winner "Locomotive" turns out to be...long). So I made it back down to watch the game again at 10:15, at which point I was kind of shot. I made it into bed around 10:45 after some light, fluffy reading. Here's how t… read more »

Day 6 post

Fall sports are in their full glory this weekend, so we're spending a lot of time on that. I didn't do that much relaxing last night after I pressed publish on my post. The baby was still up so I went to cuddle him. Eventually he fell asleep in front of the door (as usual). I got the kids to bed with stories and such, and then I tried on a lot of items from my Nordstrom Trun… read more »