work-family conflict


get control of your time
I decided to re-read my yellowed copy of Alan Lakein’s How to Get Control of Your Time and Your Life after having read several newer but disappointing time-management books. While published in 1973, its advice is not only succinct and helpful, but still relevant today. Consider these statements: “I feel like I waste so much…

Stacy’s Book Note: How to Get Control of Your Time and Your Life


Stop feeling guilty mom
“Stop feeling guilty Mom!” Too many moms feel too much guilt. I hear it in most conversations I have with them, and even more so since launching my series on time-management for real women. I certainly struggle with guilt myself. Unfortunately, it isn’t something you can easily banish. But, having worked on “mom guilt” with…

How to Stop Feeling Guilty about How You Spend Your Time


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



erase "work-life" balance and navigate life 2
Yesterday my daughter described a disagreement she was having with a friend at camp. She exclaimed that her friend’s idea was “so stupid!” I remarked that her words were not very descriptive of the point she was trying to make and rather likely to stir up anger in her friend, making things worse. I suggested…

Erase Work-Life Balance: Change the Conversation (With Yourself)


forget what's ideal
I was recently interviewed by a Prevention magazine writer Marygrace Taylor who asked what advice I would give her readers who want to have a perfect day at work. I told her somewhat apologetically that her premise didn’t quite work. The reason: the first step would be not to aim for a “perfect” day. I…

Forget what’s “ideal”


3 Keys to Finding YOUR Satisfaction
Wow, Marissa Mayer has done it again! The Yahoo CEO is once again causing quite a stir. First, she announced she was pregnant on her first day. She kept her promise to take a short maternity leave, returning mere weeks after giving birth. Last week, she decided all employees who work remotely will have to work at the office, and…

To Each His (or Her) Own: 3 Keys to Finding YOUR Satisfaction