I’m a long-time fan of Julie Morgenstern’s books on time management and organization. So I was thrilled when she agreed to be a guest on Best of Both Worlds!
In this book, Julie takes on the daunting task of generating a job description for parenthood. All parenting tasks, she says, fall into one of four categories: Providing (earning money, physical care taking), Arranging (the scheduling and logistics), Relating (Playing, talking, and otherwise nurturing the relationship), and Teaching (discipline, advising, instructing, and the other things we do to make kids decent people).
Julie gives strategies for thinking about time in each category, and also reminds us that while we’re raising humans, we’re also busy being humans. Caring for ourselves involves another acronym: SELF — sleep, exercise, love, and fun. She’s got tips for making time for each.
We did a slightly different Q&A this time, and posed questions to Julie from listeners! Please check out the episode and let me know what you think.