Writing about Time Management, Life, Careers & Family

Bonus summer weeks

My oldest doesn’t start school until tomorrow (Sept 8) and the second doesn’t until Sept 10. Then the 3-year-old goes all the way until Sept 16. So while my Facebook feed has been full of back-to-school photos, we’ve been trying to take advantage of some extra summer weeks. We spent the last week at the Indiana Dunes, which is part of the sou… read more »

And we’re back again!

And we’re back again! Thanks for visiting my blog. If you’ve visited in the last 10 days or so, you may have gotten some sort of error message, or at least noticed that nothing new was going up. Unfortunately, the site sustained major damage during a period of heavy traffic in late August. As a result, much of the content from the last 6 months disappeared. We… read more »

To Daycare On Time – Working Mother Sticky Situations Videos

Back in April, I recorded several videos with Working Mother magazine about “sticky situations” working parents face. I’m happy to be able to share them here over the next few weeks! This week’s sticky situation looks at a common childcare issue. Daycare closes when it closes, but you’re not always done with work then. So what do you do? Here are my… read more »

The impossibility of a stress-free life

This has been a long week. My husband was in Nigeria. The baby has been sleeping poorly and, oddly enough, I have been too. The kids are just bored, which means there’s either screen time or fighting. Work has involved the feeling of spinning my wheels on a few things, which is frustrating since I simultaneously feel like there’s a lot I need to do. I think the… read more »

Guilt: my least favorite interview question

As I’ve done interviews about I Know How She Does It, I get asked a lot about guilt. I have worked out an answer because that is what authors do, but fundamentally, I find this question hard to answer because I’m not sure why it is a question. Guilt is an emotion that stems from our being social animals. It’s quite useful from that perspective. If you have hur… read more »