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Here’s something that’s super embarrassing to admit: So, I got these massive mittens that velcro to the stroller handlebar (that’s not the embarrassing part – they’re awesome). I put them on the stroller when it got cold. It’s since warmed up a bit, and on a day it was 4oish, I put them on and […]

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Eve Rodsky of Fair Play shared the below theory on a podcast I was listening to. Surveys of heterosexual couples show that women believe that they do the majority of the work in the house. No surprise there. Those same surveys show that the men in the same relationships believe they (the men) do the majority of the housework. How is this possible?

Well, Rodsky says, it’s because generally speaking, most men have no concept of all the work that goes into running a home. Let’s talk about how to make the work more visual so everyone appreciates it and more easily share it.

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Here’s a practical strategy for those of you who are starting to get antsy about the fall – but want to enjoy the rest of summer.

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I’m a huge advocate of taking action on issues you care about and someone who wants all of us to enjoy our lives as much as we can – no matter the circumstances.

So, to that end, here are three strategies to help you maintain your sanity in this whiplash-whirlwind of a world right now.

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“The more you confront the facts [that time is finite] – and work with them, rather than against them – the more productive, meaningful, ad joyful life becomes… I’m aware of no other time management technique that’s half as effective as just facing the way things are.” — Oliver Burkeman

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I love team sports and thought of the partners and associates I worked with in big law as my case “teams.” But this concept of taking on more and more work to be a “team player” has gotten warped…

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When I was practicing law, bonuses were dangled as incentives to bill more hours. And they were hard to resist…

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Ah, moving. With two kids. And a dog. Across state lines. And then, five months later, from a rental into a house we bought. While I’m not a moving expert, I’m now very experienced.

Here’re some strategies that made my life easier if you’re going through it.

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I grew up as one of three and LOVED it. I’ve, therefore, thought I wanted three kids most of my life.

But, now that I’ve had two kids, I just don’t want the realities of a third. I don’t want to be pregnant again. I don’t want to worry about a pregnancy and delivering again. I want my body back – and I want to keep it. I want to be able to enjoy financial freedom without worrying about providing for another daycare, school, college education, etc. I want to travel again and for it to actually be fun.

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In my early days practicing law, I’d be drowning in work. “How could they expect this of me?!,” I’d fume…

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Realistic time management designed for professional working women

I'm a former big law attorney who got overwhelmed as a first year and slowly pieced together a time/task management system that actually reduced my stressed, helped me stay on top of it all (and know it), feel confident drawing boundaries, and soak in time with my family and friends. I'd love to get you there, too.

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