Writing about Time Management, Life, Careers & Family

10 tiny tweaks that will change your life

When it comes to living a productive, healthy life, sometimes little things can make a big difference. Here are 10 of my favorite simple changes that take minimal effort, but can help establish those good habits we all want to have. 1. Get a real alarm clock. Many people now use their smart phones as their alarm clocks. There are several problems with this strat… read more »

The case of the missing egg

After we arrived home on Saturday from Hawaii, my husband went shopping and got eggs and a dye kit. He hard boiled 48 eggs, and put four broken ones away for eating. During the 2-year-old's nap, the older kids decorated the 44 remaining eggs with the dye, stickers, and a shaving cream concoction that my husband said he learned from Martha Stewart (I kid you not… read more »

Hawaii with 75 percent of the children

I am back! We spent much of the past week (spring break) in Hawaii at the Aulani resort. This is a very family-oriented resort run by Disney, and located about 30 minutes from the Honolulu airport. We made the strategic decision not to bring the 2-year-old.* The 6-hour time change, the long flights, and the unfamiliar sleeping arrangements would have made him… read more »

Spring storms and reading by candlelight

April showers may bring May flowers, but currently they're going about their job a bit too intensely. Yesterday we had a full on thunderstorm, with lightning flashing right overhead. There was a giant crack a little before 4 p.m. and then, with a quick buzz, all the lights went off. Once the storm calmed down, I went outside to see what the problem was, and sure e… read more »

Life on the LIRR

I gave two speeches near Syosset in Long Island yesterday. Since one was a breakfast speech, I came in the night before, and with Amtrak cancellations, it worked best to take a 3:25 p.m. Pennsylvanian from Philadelphia to NY's Penn Station, and then take the Long Island Railroad (LIRR) out. With the connection I wound up on the 5:17 p.m. Port Jefferson line tra… read more »