How can we possibly have it all when most of the time we can't even find it? Our Survival Guide will offer tips on how to get organized, take shortcuts, work differently and stay connected all without forgetting to treat yourself from time to time. The Guide might just help you get a little piece of mind, if only it could unload the dishwasher too. Joined by special guests from time to time, our Guide gurus are Alanna Fincke, Editor-in-Chief of Martha Stewart's Body & Soul Magazine and Sarah Welch, co-founder of Get Buttoned Up. We figure they are uniquely qualified to teach us all how to add a little calm and order to our otherwise chaotic lives.
A lot of us find that the main reason we go to the farmer’s market is to take our kids to the jumpy house and to get a bag of kettle corn. But as we walk through the aisles, enjoying the flavors and colors of the seasonal produce, we wonder how to include these treasures into our repetitious dinner menus. more
by Nora Isaacs, author of Women in Overdrive: Find Balance and Overcome Burnout at Any Age
By Nora Isaacs, author of Women in Overdrive: Find Balance and Overcome Burnout at Any Age As a writer, I get a lot of requests for help from complete strangers. They send me emails wanting to know how to hone a pitch and break into the journalism business. They have burning questions: Should they email an editor or call them? Should they take a copywriting course or a proofreading one? more
Do you ever have that nagging suspicion that you really could get everything done-wash your hair, feed your kids, kiss your husband more-if you just had oh, about a million extra minutes in your day?
Making sense of something like the Israel-Hezbollah conflict seems to require a Ph.D., something far too daunting for working moms who barely have time to brush their teeth. But staying connected to the outside world is possible with the help of some great online resources. more
The parties. The presents. The chance to see out-of-town friends’ kids one year older in an avalanche of photo cards. The holiday season has lots of upsides, but excess down-time isn’t one of them. Hence, our survival tips. From time-savers to sanity-savers, they’ll help you survive the next few weeks with a little less pre-season stress.
According to the Emily Post Institute, “we all have to write thank you notes.” Unfortunately, you are not excused just because you are stretched too thin, more than overextended, multi-tasked out and totally exhausted.
What will buy you more time to complete your overdue budget report, to cook yet another hot dog dinner for your kids or, god forbid, to watch the episode of Grey’s Anatomy that you TIVO’d three weeks ago but still haven’t had a chance to watch?