by Carrie Brummer | Featured Contributor The Struggle to Find Balance: How Creativity Can Help When I taught in schools, art was my release. I could go home after work, take out some paint and lose myself. I escaped from the tedium of teacher meetings, an angry parent, or from the frustration that comes after […]
by Heather K. Terry | Featured Contributor What have you done today for yourself? Not your business, but yourself. When I was an actor, most of the other actors I knew only talked about work. There appeared to be nothing else going on in the lives of these people. Now that I own a company, […]
by Ginny Cohen Dear Kids, I’m doing The Best I Can… I know I’m not always perfect but please know that I’m really trying to do the best I can for you. It may not always seem like it, but I promise you I am trying my hardest to keep all things balanced—kid time, family […]
From the series: Confessions of a Recovering Overachiever by Cortney McDermott, Chime Before my four year old daughter Gaia Ray lies down for a mid-day nap, she always lists the things she’s going to do “tomorrow” when she wakes. “Domani I’m going to read Duck for President and take Jackie Brown [her doll] for a walk […]
From the series: Confessions of a Recovering Overachiever by Cortney McDermott, Chime It took me a long time to get over this one. I used to have my days planned down to the hour. Ok, more like the minute (2-minute calm break @ 11am, anyone?). I thought if I wasn’t doing every second of every day […]
by Cortney McDermott | Featured Contributor A few years ago, I was busy packing for a business trip to Brussels. My then 2-year-old daughter was jumping in and out of my suitcase. When that didn’t get mamma’s attention, she grabbed my Blackberry. Somehow, within less than a minute, she managed to lock it. I freaked […]
Do you wake up each day with great intentions of getting a lot done, but then find yourself fall into a state of stress as the realization that there is just not enough time in the day to get everything done?
I know that exact feeling. Time management is the biggest challenge for entrepreneurs who happen to also be parents.
A few years ago, I found myself ending each day exhausted from doing a little here and a little there but not getting anything completed. It was not until I invested some time into learning and mastering time management and productivity when my business started to flourish and I was able to really be present and engaged with my children and in family activities.