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COVID19 Parenting


Family 5K We survived our first virtual 5K as a family on Sunday, held in support of A’s school. It was actually really fun. I decided that a 1 minute run / 2 minute walk would be doable for A&C and challenging without being…

October 20, 2020
Best Laid Plans

BLP Ep #13: The Imani Michelle

So excited to feature Imani Michelle on today’s podcast! I’ve been admiring her work for some time now (astute readers may remember Imani from her pens post linked in August!). She describes herself as a millennial lawyer, and her planning style is unique, minimal,…

October 19, 2020
Parenting Weekend

An Essentially Perfect Saturday

Yesterday was an essentially perfect day, pandemic or not. I feel I must capture the events so that if I ever catch myself whining about how hard life is, I can remember that some days everything just works out. I also feel like Josh…

October 18, 2020
Parenting Weekend

Saturday Hijinks

First of all — another giant thank you to the many who responded to Lily (and Lily, who responded back so thoroughly and kindly!) on Thursday’s post! You all are amazing and make writing here so much fun. Second, Megan shared a great link…

October 17, 2020
COVID19 life

5 on a Friday: Random Reflective Edition

1- I’m starting to think more about 2021. Not because I see it as some panacea coming to save us from 2020 (be real), but because unlike 2020, at least we (somewhat) know what we’re in for. Life is different now and will continue…

October 16, 2020
Planners Work

Planning Mojo, The Social Dilemma, and More

Planning Mojo & Unpredictable Responsibilities I’ve gotten a few questions related to planning when your days are relatively unpredictable and filled with ever-changing demands. From Lily: “I’ve realised that the reason I’ve lost my planning mojo lately is that my systems don’t work well…

October 15, 2020
COVID19 Planners

(VERY) Mini Retreat + School Report

Emphasis on the “very” . . . SO! As mentioned yesterday, I have a virtual meeting this week for work. In non-virtual format, this would have involved a lovely pilgrimage to a nice hotel, lots of networking, but also lots of SELF time. (You…

October 14, 2020
COVID19 Work

School, Conferences, Etc

School A heads back to in-person school today. There are only 3 others from her class going back, and they will be stationed in the back of another classroom (rumor has it there are 9 kids returning to that class, so I guess 13…

October 13, 2020

A Better Solo Saturday

Yesterday: . . . was decent. Better than my last Saturday solo anyway. I got in my usual morning routine (workout, etc). G napped (HALLELUJAH) and there was pizza. I took a (30 minute) nap myself and finished I Thought It Would Get Easier…

October 11, 2020