The World Turned Upside Down

Yesterday morning suddenly feels like it was a week ago. Monday seems as if it happened back in 2019. It’s hard to get your bearings and figure out what to focus on, where to turn, what comes next?  Funny story: my husband and I had tickets for Broadway on Saturday night. Broadway got shut down yesterday, so …. In light of what’s happening right now, a scuttled date night is…

Postcast: “Working Wife, Happy Life” with Bethanie Baynes

Last Tuesday morning I got to sit in a very cool podcast recording booth in Rockefeller Center with Bethanie Baynes to record an episode of “Working Wife, Happy Life.” Bethanie is a force of nature. Her day job is in strategic partnerships at Google but her passion is being an advocate for women, especially breadwinning women. The podcast is part of that passion. Our episode was my favorite kind of…

Book Review: How To Stop Losing Your Sh*t with Your Kids

It’s pretty rare these days to see someone on an NYC subway car reading an actual book. Most people are on phones or, if they are reading, are on an e-reader. So it was surprising to notice a woman standing over me reading an actual ink-on-paper book. It was even more surprising to see the bright yellow cover with its title How to Stop Losing Your Sh*t with Your Kids.…

How I’m Tapping Into the Power of Gratitude Now

We all know that there is a lot of power in gratitude. And there’s nothing unique about pointing out that the Thanksgiving holiday — in itself and as the kickoff to a season of giving — is a great time to reflect on what you are grateful for.  And yet. Many of us find these final days of the year a little … nuts. There’s cooking and cleaning. There’s traveling.…

Self-Care Is Not An Indulgence. It’s A Discipline.

Author’s Note: I wrote this column for Forbes back at the end of 2017. At first it didn’t get much traffic and I wasn’t totally surprised. I didn’t expect it to be a popular message. But somewhere along the way it got shared and it has just exploded. It is my most popular Forbes column and has generated more than a half a million page views. It is, incidentally, one…

Book Review: Juliet’s School of Possibilities

Regular readers of the Path Forward blog will likely know that I’m a big fan of Laura Vanderkam. I find her approach to time management really helpful. I also like that she’s actively trying to bust myths about what is possible for women, men and families. With that I’m going to admit that I was a bit unsure if I’d like her latest book, Juliet’s School of Possibilities: A Little…

How Do We #BalanceforBetter? Ask These Three Questions.

As someone who writes a column for Forbes on the concept of how to have a high-achieving career and a joyful life, I love the theme for International Women’s Day: Balance for Better. And, of course, I’m very proud of the work we do at Path Forward to help so many people achieve their own balance and in helping companies work toward better gender balance on their teams. The reason…

Take Some Time For You During Thanksgiving Break

  One of my favorite writers on time and how we use it is Laura Vanderkam, author, most recently, of Off The Clock: Feel Less Busy While Getting More Done. One of her observations is that people tend to treat time differently depending on where in the week or year it falls. For example, she notes that those who feel that their work life is out of whack with their…

Podcast: Hurry Slowly with Jocelyn Glei

When Jocelyn Glei emailed me and asked me to be interviewed for a new podcast she was creating called Hurry Slowly. I said “yes” immediately, just based on the podcast’s title. I love this concept — that we can be both impatient to achieve results while not being frantic. I so enjoyed the conversation we had. Here are what I think are the highlights: Why the “ideal worker norm” hurts…

How to Be a Happier Parent by KJ Dell'antonia

Interview with KJ Dell’Antonia: Newsflash! Parenting Can Be Fun

When I was a new mom I read the New York Times’ now-defunct Motherlode blog. That’s where I discovered KJ Dell’Antonia who edited that blog from 2011 through 2016. I avoided most parenting media because it would make me feel terrible! What do you mean you haven’t perfectly coordinated every single second of the first birthday party that no one, especially the kid, will ever remember? By contrast, I found…