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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.

What I Want to Teach My Kids About Work

Categories: kids, the new office, working mom

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Lego generationsPersonal development gurus and motivational speakers promise that those who do what they love will never work a day in their lives - and those lives will be filled with happiness and purpose. But writer Miya Tokumitsu insists that the “Do What You Love” mantra is bad for work and workers. As a working mother with two children to influence, I find myself wondering what I believe and what I want to teach the next generation of workers.
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How to Get Into A “Flow”

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Go with the Flow Have you ever been working on a project and completely lost track of time? Have you ever forgotten to eat because you’re engrossed in your work? You may have been experiencing what Dr. Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi calls flow, a state of “heightened focus and immersion in activities such as art, play and work” that is essential for happiness.
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Evernote Hello app makes collecting business cards smarter

Categories: office life, the new office, working mobile

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I’m not the world’s greatest networker. I love hearing people’s stories and asking about their work, but I habitually forget to carry business cards and I’m not very good at explaining what I do. I do, however, accept business cards when they’re given to me. In the past, I’ve wondered if that was a futile activity, but I’ve discovered an app that promises to make collecting cards more useful.
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In support of Marissa Mayer’s new “no work-from-home” policy

Categories: Uncategorized, mothers in the media, the new office

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Marissa Mayer, Google The blogs are buzzing with news about an internal memo announcing changes to the work-from-home policies at Yahoo!, a tech company that has seen more ink dedicated to its CEO than its products in the last year. The gist of the memo is this: all telecommuters must report to Yahoo! offices by June, or quit. The gist of the response in my news and social media feeds: CEO Marissa Mayer is setting back women. Personally, I have more problems with the criticism of the policy than I do with the mandate itself.
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How Self Acceptance Helps Me Get More Done

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Light My PathI love Penelope Trunk. I don’t always agree with her, but I’m hopelessly addicted to her blog. Ms. Trunk is hopelessly addicted to the science of personality types. Every post she writes is riddled with Myers-Briggs acronyms, which she seems to see as infallible keys for predicting one’s life. I’m not sure anyone’s personality or future can be quite so easily decoded, but I did finally decide to decipher my own type - and the answer has helped me quickly become more productive.
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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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Two out of three things you have to do to climb the ladder

Categories: economy, the new office

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Ladder to heaven?Last month, author Neil Gaiman spoke at the graduation ceremony for the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. As you might expect, his advice was geared towards people pursuing a career in the arts; a refrain of “make good art” was repeatedly met with applause. But the successful writer also offered a simple recipe for success that can be applied to any work life.
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Tax time: the annual reminder that I suck at accounting

Categories: the juggle, the new office

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It’s tax time.

Or rather, it’s tax time for people who put off doing their taxes until the last minute. People like me.

While I was gathering all of my paperwork this morning in preparation, I lamented my lack of 1) an accountant, 2) a consistent filing system, and 3) ability to be a real grown up. I do this every year.
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I need to kick the laptop out of bed

Categories: balance, the new office, working mobile

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As I type this, I’m sitting in the middle of my bed in our RV. I’m wearing the black leggings and tank top I put on underneath a black wrap dress when I got dressed in at The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco two days ago. That outfit was cute, but two days of working from my bed later and, well, the smell is more of a concern than the appearance.
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Do You Have an Emergency Plan on the Road?

Categories: mommy guilt, the new office

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Ah, the mobile lifestyle. So glamorous. So bohemian. So new agey and hip and now.

So, I spent last night sleeping on the concrete floor of a handicap bathroom. No one in my family is handicapped, but it was the largest unoccupied space in the bath house of the campground where we’re currently “living”, which allowed my entire family of four to huddle on the same floor together.

Technically, my husband and kids slept while I laid awake listening to the storm rage outside. My body has become too accustomed to memory foam to be able to sleep on a concrete floor, even with the hasty padding of a king-size comforter that was wrapped burrito style around us. The three of them were exhausted after the 1:30 am wake-up call that came from pounding rain, blinding lightning, and howling wind that actually shook the RV, exhausted enough to fall asleep once we’d relocated to the safest place I could think of when the watches turned to warnings on my iPhone’s weather app.
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