Writing about Time Management, Life, Careers & Family

What I learned from reading an 1124 page book

I began tracking my time continuously in April of 2015. When I tallied up how I spent my first year, I learned that I had devoted 327 hours to reading. That sounds good — almost an hour a day — but I also realized, looking back, how few good books I had read in those hours. Much of the time was devoted to reading magazines and online articles. These were easy and ac… read more »

Reader question: I finally have time. What should I do with it?

Many of the time management dilemmas I hear about stem from a place of scarcity. People feel like they lack time for the things they want to do, and they're trying to figure out how to change their lives to make these activities fit. But sometimes time dilemmas spring from the stranger font of abundance. Life circumstances change, and people know they have time… read more »

Podcast is live! Plus Monday miscellany

It's launch day! Best of Both Worlds, the podcast, is up on iTunes and available for a listen. With my co-host, Sarah Hart-Unger, I discuss work, family, and how to get more out of life. We currently have 3 episodes available; we're recording more today and they'll start coming out weekly after this. The first week of a podcast's life is critical for getting it n… read more »

Coming tomorrow — the Best of Both Worlds podcast!

I mentioned a few weeks ago that I was working on another project. I was a bit hush-hush about it, but now it has come to fruition, and should go live tomorrow (when I will share the official links). It's the Best of Both Worlds podcast! I teamed up with Sarah Hart-Unger, a physician, mom of two (soon to be three!), and one of my favorite bloggers, to talk work and fam… read more »

160 hours at the Jersey shore

I am back today from a week-long (Sun 5 p.m. to Sun 9 a.m.) stay in Ocean Grove, New Jersey. My family has gone there more summers than not over the past decade, so we know the rental market well! This summer we rented a rather large (if rather old) place that was right on the beach. My entire family joined us: my mom and dad, my older brother and his family, and my littl… read more »