Kids, Parenting, Productivity

A 12 year old’s perception of “free time”

Asher is really busy right now. Obviously he is back in school, but he also has play practice after school, volleyball Tuesday/ Thursday and swim practice almost every night. It's a lot! Possibly (probably?) bordering on "too much", but we decided to allow it because it's a fairly short period in time. (The play is… Continue reading A 12 year old’s perception of “free time”

Blog, Productivity, Weekends

Too many ideas, not enough time

February 1st today!! We're 1/12 of the way through 2022. Crazy. "It's a long month...." You often hear people lament that January is a long, slow month- it's the thick of winter, the holidays are over, everyone is trying to implement their "New Year's resolutions"'s kind of like one big, long Monday all month long.… Continue reading Too many ideas, not enough time

Kids, Productivity

B-day Recap and Better Time Blocking

Birthday Recap: The birthday boy seemed to have a nice day. Admittedly, it was a bit low key on his actual day yesterday. But, that is just the reality of life (with working parents, at least). Might as well learn now that the entire world does not stop because it's your birthday. 🙂 Granted, we… Continue reading B-day Recap and Better Time Blocking


Questioning yourself + avoiding distraction

I took this screenshot online yesterday from someone summarizing a passage from Nir Eyal's Indistractible (a book I read last year and that I thought had many good tips on decreasing distraction). I remember thinking when I read it that what's in the screenshot was one of my favorite take-aways. It's not that we "can't"… Continue reading Questioning yourself + avoiding distraction

Organization, Productivity

Productivity Series #3: To-Do List Management

The to-do list. The most infamous of all lists. 😉 I have had my fair share of struggles over the years figuring out HOW the heck to manage all of the things I have to do in my life. When the boys were little, I used notebooks a lot and would write long, ongoing to-do… Continue reading Productivity Series #3: To-Do List Management