Writing about Time Management, Life, Careers & Family

One way to enjoy winter

I spent this past weekend in Tremblant in Canada (about 90 minutes from Montreal). The older three children and I tagged along with my husband, who'd been in Canada for work. The boys skied and went snowboarding. I don't ski, though I enjoy some of the people watching in ski resorts. I spent the mornings working and at the gym. Anyway, the highlight for me was in t… read more »

Something is better than nothing

Today is one of those days where it's been challenging to maintain good habits. I try to run most days, and I try to blog at least four times per week. Today there were a lot of little things that needed to happen. But I put on my running shoes and jumped on the treadmill and ran a slow mile. Just a mile! (And change for a cool down). I was watching the seconds the whole ti… read more »

A January miscellany post

We are mostly back on the mend here. The toddler got the stomach bug this weekend while I was in California, and then my husband (who was the one taking care of the toddler) got it, but both are mostly better now. Of course, there turn out to be other illnesses beyond GI ones! I took the 5- and 2-year-old to their routine pediatrician appointment yesterday, and my d… read more »

How to write a book in a year (guest post)

(Laura's note: Got a book idea? Of course you do! So does everyone! Getting it written is a different matter. Today's guest post is about one blog reader's plan to finally get her book written by the end of 2017.) by Jennifer Dabbs Sciubba One of the items that has made it onto my New Year's Resolution list every year as long as I can remember is to write a novel. Not t… read more »

Napa nostalgia and secrets of people with all the time in the world

I am writing this from the Napa valley in California, where I came to do a time management workshop. One of the great parts of my job is that I get to travel to various lovely places where people do corporate retreats, but then since it's not my actual corporate retreat, I am "off" once I'm done. I seldom stay long, but it's like a lot of mini-vacations bedecking m… read more »