Writing about Time Management, Life, Careers & Family

Back to school morning tips

My kids don't go back to school until after Labor Day, but lots of districts are starting next week or the week after. Getting into a new routine can always be challenging, but I certainly don't think mornings have to be this crazed circus. In the September issue of Parents, I shared several tips for making it out the door on time. Among them: Designate a launch pa… read more »

Another August weekend

This weekend certainly felt like August with the temperature rising into the upper 90s. Still, despite the oppressive heat, we did a few fun things. I went for a solo swim on Saturday afternoon. After a nap. This was my payoff for getting up with the toddler on what was not officially my morning to do so. I took the 6-year-old and 4-year-old to the Reading Fair on S… read more »

Feel like you have all the time in the world

I know September is on its way, and with it a sense of time passing. As the sun sinks earlier and the vines mottle around the edges, this slanting, cooling light can easily spark a sense of melancholy. Summer will be over and done. Where did the time go? And yet this summer I have not really felt this way. I was remembering back to a few things that happened in April, a… read more »

Time tracking strategies

I appreciate everyone who answered the call for reader time-makeovers. I am looking forward to seeing the time logs as they roll in! People have some great stories, and I can't wait to write them up over the next few months. Since I know a number of people who read this blog are tracking time over the next few weeks, I wanted to share a few discoveries I have made in m… read more »

Summer family semi-fun

Our backyard garden is kicking out tomatoes at an almost comical pace these days. So I am eating tomatoes for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. One of my children is eating tomato salads for multiple meals daily. The other three kids have tried tomatoes, but are not eating them in the lusty fashion that various personal essays claim children will adopt when they h… read more »