1- Thank you for all of the pod topic suggestions yesterday! It does take some time to move episodes through our pipeline, so please don’t think I am ignoring them if you don’t see these requests pop up in the next month or two. I definitely think that over the course of the year, we can get to many (if not all!).
COMMON THEMES, just to recap: children with special needs, making things work on a lower income scale (I like the concrete suggestion of “2 5-figure incomes”), sandwich generation, dealing with dual-parent travel, and some content on older kids (tweens!).
2- WORK NOTE: it’s our last residency interview day (until fall 2020, of course). I am VERY excited about this. Even as an extrovert, the energy it takes to recruit is a very special kind and I have to say– mine is very much depleted after 13 (will be 14 after today!) sessions. I will also get (some) flexibility back in my schedule rather than having to rush in extra early on most Thursday and Friday mornings! HOORAY.
3- Kids/school. I am starting to run into a very typical blogging dilemma — I want to keep things honest & real, but I definitely don’t want to share private aspects of my kids’ struggles. So I will just put out there that we are dealing with some school STUFF with one (or more) of the kids. And it is hard. And it does make me doubt myself (is there something I am doing wrong, or not enough of? Is this one of those ‘ehh, it will pass’ situations or do I need to be extra proactive?). We have some teacher meetings on the horizon and hopefully can figure out a good plan.
Beth from Parent Lightly posted on Prioritization Skills that Every Parent Needs. I liked her time blocking and “overrides” approach.
Chaos & Quiet posted her favorite podcasts geared to working mothers. (Okay okay — I might have been especially motivated to post this since we were on the list! But still – it’s a lovely list. And I am intrigued to check out her #3!)
Winter Book Preview is in from MMD! My Q2 list is growing (Q1 was already full!).
5- Fave podcast episodes of the week:
Get Your Financial Life Organized, from Financial Residency. I definitely want to do many of the things they mentioned!
How to Declutter Your Schedule from 3 in 30
Another Mother Runner’s Winter Reading Recommendations
The Lazy Genius – Time to create your winter dinner queue