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Podcast: Best Laid Plans

COVID19 Work

Day 143: Uh Oh

We again interrupt the habits series because I feel it is worth discussing today’s disaster dilemma challenge. Our nanny is unable to come (health issue that is typically short lived, thankfully not COVID related) and I found out at 2 am. Or 1:41 am…

August 5, 2020
COVID19 Habits

Day 142 // Habit Series: Walking

In my old life, getting 10K steps/day was not hard. First of all, if I went for a run — well, there went ~6-10K, depending on the length! Second, life contained myriad opportunities to move from one place to another. From the parking garage…

August 4, 2020
COVID19 Weekend

Day 140: 5 hours

I owe you all a more detailed recap of How to Stop Losing Your Sh*t with Your Kids, but two lessons from the book have been key for me. 1 is to identify your triggers. Mine include: being overly tired (me or the kids)…

August 2, 2020
COVID19 Weekend

Day 139: Hurricane?

The above looks dramatic if you happen to live where I do, but it’s just a tropical storm prediction map (not hurricane). Isaias is not predicted to be too terrible here though it did wreak some havoc in the Dominican Republic and the bahamas.…

August 1, 2020
Best Laid Plans

Day 138: Best Laid Plans!

Don’t worry, the habits series will resume tomorrow. I wanted to share that the very first episode of Best Laid Plans is UP! The launch was going to be Monday but somehow Ep1 was already showing up on all of the major platforms so…

July 31, 2020
COVID19 Habits

Day 137 // Habit Series: Meditation

I have been doing 10 minutes of daily meditation fairly consistently since this pandemic began. Someone told me about Headspace being free to healthcare workers until the end of 2020, so I signed up (their offer still stands). I have intermittently engaged in meditation…

July 30, 2020
COVID19 Habits Reading

Day 136 // Habit Series: Reading

Thank you so much for all of your thoughtful (and often very insightful) comments yesterday. I honestly thought about taking a few days off, but this posting ritual is (usually) such a life-giving part of my routines right now. So instead of a hard…

July 29, 2020

Day 135: Analysis Paralysis

Guilt about privilege. Guilt about working. Guilt about not working hard enough. Guilt about sending the kids to school. Guilt about having in home care. Guilt about finding it all painful anyway. Guilt about not “having to work” but working anyway. Guilt about having…

July 28, 2020
COVID19 life Parenting Weekend

Day 134: Lazy Sunday into Monday

I ended up accomplishing almost none of yesterday’s to do list, mostly because I napped for ~2.5 hours accidentally. Oops. Sometimes Sunday just needs to be lazy . . . We did get the kids outside twice – once for this walk (look how…

July 27, 2020