What do you do on the nights when you’re surprised by dinnertime (i.e., it’s 5 PM and no one’s planned anything)? Here’s my new method for making dinner at the last minute that isn’t just ordering pizza…
How Does Your Workflow Change in the Summer?
How does your workflow change in the summers as a parent? Do you have any techniques to stabilize your work routines or (if you’re me) be more productive?
What Do You Plan or Prep in Advance, For Yourself or Your Family?
What do you prepare or plan on the weekend or the night before, either in terms of meals, work, workouts, or more? How has it changed as your kids have gotten older, or with the craziness of the past two years?
Discuss: Is Self-Care Just Adulting?
Let’s talk about self-care — and how it often looks or feels like work or responsibility instead of relaxation. In fact, here’s the question for today: Is self-care just adulting?
How Has Becoming a Working Mom Affected Your Productivity, Energy, and Focus?
How has your energy and focus shifted during “work” hours now that you’re a mom? On the flip side, how do you manage your energy at work so you have “something left” for your kids at the end of a draining day at work?
Did Your Mother Work? What Lessons Did You Learn From Her About Work-Life Balance?
I was just talking about first generation working moms vs. second generation working moms the other day with a friend, and I thought it would make an interesting discussion here: Did your mother work outside the home? To what extent have you adopted or rejected her systems in your own life as a working mother? … Read More about Did Your Mother Work? What Lessons Did You Learn From Her About Work-Life Balance?
How To Make The Most Of Face Time At The Office
Something that seems common to a lot of working parents is that face time with coworkers may be more limited, either because you’ve got stricter hours (and miss the happy hour drinks) or you’ve negotiated reduced work hours or another flexible working arrangement. When this happens you’ve got to make the most of the face … Read More about How To Make The Most Of Face Time At The Office
Working Moms and “Me Time”: Mornings or Evenings?
If you could only choose one, which would you prefer for yourself: mornings or evenings? If you’ve successfully claimed one for your “me-time”, what are your tips?
How to Work After Your Kids Go to Bed
Here’s a great question for working moms that we’ve never discussed: How do you get more stuff done or otherwise work after your kids go to bed? Have you been able to regularly summon a second wind to be productive at night? Even if putting your kids to bed is a relatively painless affair and … Read More about How to Work After Your Kids Go to Bed
Productivity… and Family Time
Have you found that your best, most productive hours sometimes conflict with family times that you try to hold sacred, such as family dinner? Have you had success shifting your schedule so you can be productive at other times of the day? Did you find an early bedtime (9:30?) to be helpful, or have you … Read More about Productivity… and Family Time