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Time to Think: A Stealth Strategy for Busy Women and Parents

Back-to-school season is a busy time for parents, especially moms. As a result of helping my clients to combat feelings of exhaustion during such crunch times, I’ve developed a two-part series, Back-to-School Prep for Moms. This is the first part of the series. To read the second part, please sign up for my newsletter. To…


Stacy’s Book Note: Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less

I suspect if you read my blog, you’re likely to answer yes to more than one of four questions on the back cover of Greg McKeown’s book, Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less: Have you ever found yourself stretched too thin at home or at work? Have you ever felt both overworked and underutilized? Do you ever…

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Parental Fear and Sadness: The Flip Side of Children Gaining Independence

I haven’t been myself the past few weeks. I’ve been irritable, lethargic, and sad. I initially thought I was tired after hosting a number of visiting relatives. Then I assumed I had the symptoms of a bad case of writer’s block. This morning I finally surrendered, admitting what I knew was going on but was…


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Why You’re Unhappy with Your Work and Four Steps to Feeling Better

When I worked at the Families and Work Institute, I regularly analyzed data from The National Study of the Changing Workforce. One of my responsibilities was to field media requests. If reporters called needing a stat about employees at large companies, it was my job to find them the answer. I don’t remember many of…