Writing about Time Management, Life, Careers & Family

Fertility and false choices

Infertility has many causes. Plenty of young women have trouble conceiving, a fact that doesn't get talked about much because there are no larger social points to be made there. It is also true, though, that it becomes harder for many women to conceive upon entering their mid-to-late 30s. Men do not face quite the same decline in fertility. Because of this, th… read more »

TED Prep

I will be speaking at TEDWomen next week Thursday. This is the main TEDWomen conference in San Francisco, which features a large, live (sold out!) audience, and will be broadcast to many TEDxWomen events around the world. The theme, "It's about time," is near to my heart. The line-up of other speakers is...well, it's fun to be the least famous person on st… read more »

New York nostalgia

In the grand scheme of things, I am not that old (37). Still, I feel I have been spending much time lately pondering phases of life that are over and gone. My trip to New York last week was steeped in such nostalgia. In my quest to get out of my house a bit more, I agreed to speak at the Behavioral Summit organized by Ideas 42, a non-profit that helps groups incorpora… read more »

The family hike: A survival guide

My husband and I like to hike. We did a multi-day backpacking trip in Vermont's Green Mountains, and also in Yellowstone pre-kids. This summer when we got a last minute long weekend away, we hiked several trails in Acadia National Park. This is something we'd like to continue to do with our kids. So we've been sticking our toes in with family hiking adventures.… read more »

Free agents, casual earners, reluctants, and adventures in the independent economy

Life is varied in the 1099 world. In the so-called independent economy, some people work for themselves, full-time, doing such soloist gigs as writing or designing websites. Some people are mostly (and happily) caregivers, but maintain an Etsy store for a few hours per week while their kids are at school. Other people would dearly love a full time job, but ca… read more »