So this week, on Monday, I accompanied my 5-year-old’s kindergarten class to the National Academy of Sciences here in Philadelphia. This museum is known around these parts as the “dinosaur museum.” I was put in charge of my son and a handful of his friends. We had a great time! We came up with a name for our team, and caused a bit of mischief when we got kicked out of the butterfly exhibit after we tried to sneak in a second time (butterflies are cool!). We pet a rat and a turtle and a millipede. We went on a quest for the somewhat hidden diorama of a panda bear and found it right before we had to get back on the bus.
I also got to go to my middle son’s brunch today at his preschool. He and I picked out muffins at the store together and then sat together to sing songs on the rug, though as he quickly told me, “Mommy, none of the other grown-ups are singing.” Not true, some were! Maybe he thought I was just a bit too enthusiastic.
Over at Fortune.com I wrote about Bruce Feiler’s book, The Secrets of Happy Families, with a piece called “Should you treat your family like a business?“
At CEO.com I wrote a piece called Employee productivity: What should leaders track?
At CBS MoneyWatch I tackled a relatively unremarked upon part of Sheryl Sandberg’s book in a post called Stop asking people to mentor you. I discussed the Pew Research Center data in a post called Now Dad’s got a second shift, too. And I gave advice on How to stalk your next big project.
AOL Jobs picked up the post here from yesterday in a version they called Is housework hurting your career?
I am intrigued by a Daniel Gulati post at HBR on professional patience called Stop Fast-Tracking Your Career. How long should you give a job or a gig before you decide to “fail fast” and move on?
A website called ProBueno offers ways for people to turn talents into donations.
Well-Heeled Blog asks what you’d pay for an extra hour in the day. Personally, I’d prefer to get any extra hours not in the form of a 25-hour day, but lumped together in an extra secret week that I could use to travel.
NicoleandMaggie do a post (referencing All the Money in the World) on sweating the big stuff vs. sweating the small stuff.
And I think we set a record here this week for comments on this blog. Up well over 100! Thanks for reading and sharing your thoughts.
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