The Joy Budget

In the first chapter of All the Money in the World, I note that most personal finance books tell readers to keep track of all …Read More

Welcome to

Welcome to my new website! When I started three years ago, I was writing mostly about time and productivity. As my interests (and book …Read More

The joy of sleep

Those first few weeks with a newborn are always tough. Ruth has been a very good baby -- no colic, eating well -- but even …Read More

10,000 words a day

Like any writer, I am always looking for tips for more efficient writing. This is especially true now that I have three small children. The …Read More

“Life is difficult”

Those are the opening words of M. Scott Peck's classic self-help book, The Road Less Traveled. I'd actually not heard of the book until self-help …Read More

My Brain Needs a Defrag

(Laura's note: I'm on maternity leave, and while I'll be blogging occasionally over the next few weeks, I wanted to use the opportunity to run …Read More