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Category Archives: Work/Life Balance

The End of an Era

I knew this day was coming, but I really wasn’t prepared for it: Leah is no longer indulging in afternoon naps — which means our post-lunch schedule needs to be completely reworked. So far, this seems to involve more trips to the playground. Between Adam and Leah, I’ve had a couple hours of silence after lunchContinue Reading

Knitting Breaks

I’m not sure what exactly happened, but somehow it’s April and I’m not at all certain what happened to March. Despite the days being long (what with rush projects that completely consumed every waking hour and then getting sick), the month seems to have gone by in the blink of an eye. But you knowContinue Reading

The Light at the End of the Tunnel

For nearly two months I’ve been spiralling downward in a rather spectacular fashion: it’s been a horrendous combination of too many projects (that I feel obligated to take on) and their unrealistic deadlines coupled with some major parenting challenges that have left me feeling really, really burnt out. When I’m not working I find myself slumped overContinue Reading

If You Can’t Beat ‘Em

All last month I kept repeating the same sentence to myself: If I can just get through January I’ll be able to get some breathing room again. Well, that hasn’t exactly happened. If anything, I’m actually busier than I was a few weeks ago and between shifting deadlines and scope creep, I’m feeling fairly frazzled. AtContinue Reading

No-Work Weekend Fallout

Guess what happens when you indulge in a No-Work Weekend? You spend the next eight-and-a-half days drowning in work, willing the clock to move more slowly because that will mean that there’s more time between you and your deadlines. Sigh. However, tomorrow I’m turning on my email’s away notice and taking a day to doContinue Reading