overwhelmed


time design
In this video, Stacy explains how to talented yet busy women can better manage their time: So many smart, career-minded moms are overloaded with responsibilities. Whether currently employed, looking to re-enter the workforce, or change careers, they are feeling overwhelmed. The more capable they are, the greater the demands being made on them. Moreover, the…

[VIDEO] Time Design: Changing the Productivity Conversation


Deep Work
On my third day of reading, Cal Newport‘s Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World, my younger daughter, said “Mommy, I get now that deep work is important, but do you have to talk about it so much?” The book provides so many practical strategies to knowledge workers in today’s overwhelming busy, fast-paced, and highly distracting digital age…

Stacy’s Book Note: Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World


time management for busy families
Kim’s colorful mix of digital and paper calendars is a helpful example of time management for busy families. A mother of three active boys, Kim is a writer, producer and actor. (You can check out an important safety video for kids she produced here.) She’s one of those moms that make you wonder, “How does she…

Kim’s System of Time Management for Busy Families



no work-life balance
I’ve been immersed in the topic of career-family conflict since 1993, when I decided to go to graduate school after a short stint working in advertising. Guess what? The landscape has changed very little since then. According to this New York Times book review, Anne Marie Slaughter’s new book highlights the same issues many other…

No Work-Life Balance? Try Four Shifts


sleep for busy moms
I became obsessed with sleep when my older daughter was born. Of course, all new parents suffer from sleep deprivation. My daughter’s sleep habits continued to torment us into her early school years: no matter what we tried, she woke up religiously at 4:45 a.m. every morning. Attempts to vary her sleep schedule—by changing the…

Sleep: The Most Accessible Cognitive Enhancer You’re Probably Not Using


To women who feel overwhelmed, stretched too thin, and exhausted, the idea of creating time to think may seem frivolous, if not impossible. But having observed many successful clients go from feeling frazzled and tired to being calm and effective, I’d argue that making time in your schedule to ponder and plan regularly is essential.…

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



[A version of this article was posted on HuffingtonPost.com.] Last week, my children and I tagged along on my husband’s business trip. Wanting to get some work done while away, I took my laptop and four work-related books (this, this, this, and this) I’ve been meaning to finish or start. I ended up not touching any of these.…

What Will You Leave Out?


Overwhelemed by too many choices
With the Holidays just around the corner, you’re likely to be overwhelmed with too many choices while shopping in addition to all things you need to do. Given this, I thought it was the perfect time to revisit a 2004 book The Paradox of Choice: Why More Is Less by Barry Schwartz, a psychologist at Swarthmore…

Stacy’s Book Note: The Paradox of Choice: Why More is Less


non-networking guide
Holiday NON-Networking Guide: 7 Survival Tips for Keeping Things Light and Easy With Thanksgiving and the year-end holidays just around the corner, some career professionals suggest that holiday gatherings are great opportunities for networking. For example, you can find such advice here and here. For most moms, however, the Holidays increase the level of activity…

Holiday NON-Networking Guide: 7 Survival Tips for Keeping Things Light and Easy