Archive for August, 2012

Full Time, All the Time

with Britt Reints

Forget the 9 to 5; the demands of a working mom aren’t limited by a time clock. Full Time, All the Time is a blog about balancing the many roles of a modern woman - and maintaining your wellbeing while doing it. I am a writer, mother, wife, sister, daughter, friend and sometimes volunteer living in Pittsburgh. Oh, and I think you look pretty today.

You can also find Britt on Twitter and at InPursuitOfHappiness.net.

Why I’m not excited about my kids going back to school

Categories: mommy guilt, vacation

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East Dawn Schoolhouse I have faced the last seven autumns with giddy anticipation. Back to school has always meant a return to my normal schedule , something it seems most parents appreciate more the longer a school vacation runs. But for the first time in my own parenting history, I am actually dreading the return to normal.

Perhaps it is because we have been away from normal for so long.
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Workflowy: Yet another list management tool

Categories: office life, the new office

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the list I have written a lot about my favorite organization tools . I have also vowed to give up on getting organized all together. Anyone who has seen the home screen on my smart phone could have guessed that last one wasn’t going to stick.

I love tools almost as much as I love lists, so it is with much excitement that I introduce to you yet another tool for making lists. (I know!! It’s almost too much awesomeness to handle!!)

My fellow working mamas, I present to you: Workflowy .
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I want my husband to want to work less

Categories: balance

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36/365We are officially moved into our new home in Pittsburgh, PA.

Well, we have a couch, the kids have beds, and I finally found the power cord to my laptop this morning. We’re moved in-ish.

Yesterday, while I was picking up beds from local thrift stores and unpacking dishes, my husband was working. This morning, he left our new home bright and early to interview for potential job #2 (his possible side hustle.) While I’m eager to turn a rented duplex into a home as soon as possible, he’s anxious to bring in the cash. Almost, I daresay, too anxious.
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My foolproof plan for getting overextended

Categories: balance

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Library visitorI got home from a 9-day family vacation at about midnight last night. In five days, my family and I are moving to a new city in a new state. And yet, in the next 48 hours, I have a full week’s worth of work to get done.

Why? Because I am constantly overestimating what I can accomplish in a day and underestimating how much time I need to decompress.
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