Writing about Time Management, Life, Careers & Family

Friday bits and pieces

Today has gone remarkably well, considering. The baby was up from 4:45-6 a.m., but then I got back to sleep for another hour. I worried the extra nap from 6-7:20 meant he wouldn’t nap at the normal 9:30 a.m. time, and that would be a problem. In the “not taking my own advice” category, I arranged a phone interview at 9:45 a.m. on a day I have no ch… read more »

How to manage a full-time job, kids, and start a business too

I attended the Rock the World conference this past weekend, and got to meet a number of fascinating entrepreneurs. One of them was Emilia Prahin, who is the COO and marketing director of a company called Signature.Styled. This platform matches busy professionals with stylists who will help them shop for the right wardrobe; you can use the site to book your se… read more »

The rhythm of business travel

This fall I’m traveling more than usual to talk about I Know How She Does It and time management in general. Work travel adds a degree of complexity into family life, but the good news is that since I work for myself, I have control over when and how I do it. Some events are on certain days, but I can always decline an invitation. Or sometimes people are flexible on… read more »

The 4-year-old who was NOT a princess

Ok, she kind of is. But she had me read M. R. Nelson’s book, Petunia, the Girl Who Was NOT a Princess, to her class today for her birthday. This was my second time reading that book to that particular class. I reminded her that she’d selected it the last time, and perhaps she might want to spice things up a bit, but no. When my daughter wants something, it’s rea… read more »

Weekend life hacks

It was a very full weekend. I won’t say “busy” as I’m against that word. Also, there was still a fair amount of open space. However, we did wind up packing a lot in, and a few of my favorite strategies made that possible. Among them: Use car time. There was heavy traffic when I was driving home in the hurricane-related rain from the airpo… read more »