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The Biggest Challenge for Today's Dual-Career, Working Family? Syncing Calendars

Bethany & Daniel Henderson | Posted 10.24.2014 | Parents
Bethany & Daniel Henderson

Our full-time jobs require our presence at frequent early morning and late evening events, plus occasional weekends. All of our extended family lives a plane ride away, and paying for a nanny --- not in our budget! We get by by making significant sacrifices to our careers and our pocketbook.

6 Reasons It's Easier To Raise A Teenager Today Than Ever Before

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling and Ann Brenoff | Posted 10.03.2014 | Fifty

Many people are under the impression that teenagers -- buried face down in their smartphones -- are tough to handle. But that's not necessarily the ca...

Nobody Is That Busy (Even in Silicon Valley)​

Melissa Daimler | Posted 08.30.2014 | Business
Melissa Daimler

I assumed that having a full calendar, sending emails late at night and getting five hours of sleep was the rite of passage to becoming not just an executive, but an important executive. But if being crazy busy is a mark of success, how come everybody seems to hate it?

Why I'm Breaking up With Busy

Sheila Moeschen | Posted 08.25.2014 | Women
Sheila Moeschen

Busy has replaced the luxury car, the sprawling home or the designer handbag as the status symbol of the moment.

Why (Soccer/Baseball/Lacrosse) Moms Wish for Rain

Kerry Lyons | Posted 07.14.2014 | Parents
Kerry Lyons

I'm hoping for cancellations. Dreaming of flooded fields so we can hit snooze on Saturday, snuggle in front of a movie on Sunday or simply get to bed at a decent hour during the week. And if the chatter on the sidelines in our little town is any indication, I'm not alone.

Why I Stopped Helping My Son With His Homework

Today's Mama | Posted 06.16.2014 | Parents
Today's Mama

We are sitting in traffic, rearranging our schedules and dodging our bosses in order to make it to everything we possibly can, and it turns out that may not be the best thing for our kids after all.

Forget Conscious Uncoupling; Try Conscious Unscheduling

Gail Becker | Posted 06.07.2014 | Women
Gail Becker

I recently sat next to a successful Hollywood executive over dinner. He let it slip that he was oddly looking forward to the following day. "Why?" I inquired, imagining an impressive gathering of executives discussing a potential multi-million dollar deal. I couldn't have been more wrong.

Training Kids Without Stressing Them Out

Tim Elmore | Posted 05.25.2014 | Parents
Tim Elmore

Stress becomes destructive when opportunities look like obstacles. Let's help our students see them for what they are and learn to manage stress in a healthy way.

Stressed Out in America: 5 Reasons to Let Your Kids Play

Katie Hurley | Posted 04.30.2014 | Parents
Katie Hurley

Play is the most natural learning style for children. They learn from play from the very first moment they shove wooden blocks into their mouths and they continue to learn through more advanced play as they grow.

Giving Up My To-Do List and Finding My Life

Arielle Ford | Posted 04.28.2014 | Women
Arielle Ford

In the past, I often defined myself by my work, and I hate to admit this, but my ego took a lot of pride in "just how much I can accomplish" in an hour or a day or a week.

Rachel Levy Lesser: These Plans Were Made to Be Broken

Rachel Levy Lesser | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Rachel Levy Lesser

What's taken me by surprise, at least lately, is that I am often pleased when those scheduled-in-advance plans get canceled. They always sound like good ideas when I make them, yet as it gets closer to the time, not so much.

Want Your Preschooler To Succeed? Make Sure He Gets A Nap

Claire McCarthy, M.D. | Posted 11.27.2013 | Parents
Claire McCarthy, M.D.

If you want your preschooler to get a leg up on school, the best thing you can do may be to make sure he gets a nap after lunch.

Philip Palaveev: The Pause

Philip Palaveev | Posted 10.12.2013 | Business
Philip Palaveev

I don't "feel" angry -- I am angry. It is 2:00 p.m. and I have been on the phone since 8:00 a.m. There are dozens of emails in my Inbox. I have not had either breakfast nor lunch. Everybody expects something from me... and now I'm double-booked!

The Year of the No: One Woman's Journey to the Dark Side of Yes

Sue Fliess | Posted 09.11.2013 | Parents
Sue Fliess

In my quest to be Every Woman, I'd lost sight of the very people I was killing myself to do it all for. Somewhere along the way, I'd stopped noticing my 8-year-old's copious kisses before school and how my older boy has my dad's soulful eyes.

Nell Minow: How 'Busy' Became A Toxic Word

Nell Minow | Posted 07.20.2013 | Women
Nell Minow

There is one four-letter word I have permanently banned from my own vocabulary and from that of anyone speaking to me because it is so profoundly toxic to personal and professional growth.

Do You Feel Like You're The Only Parent Spinning Out Of Control?

Andy Braner | Posted 05.04.2013 | Parents
Andy Braner

I believe there are steps to getting off the rat wheel of parental stress, but we all have to join together and stop trying to out perform each other. Rest. Relax. Take a Deep Breath. The world is still spinning. The sun is probably going to come up tomorrow. And everything is going to be OK.

Keeping the Main Thing the Main Thing

The University of Central Florida Forum | Posted 04.14.2013 | College
The University of Central Florida Forum

As we all get pulled in so many directions in our daily lives, it's easy to think that technology is the holy grail, an organizing tool to give our lives direction, to help us multitask, and to connect us to everyone, near and far. But is that really the case?

Are You Really As Busy As You Think You Are?

LearnVest | Posted 04.13.2013 | Women
LearnVest

I certainly think I'm busy. I work a demanding (although fulfilling!) job, have an additional side gig and even take on freelance stories regularly. Because my various forms of work take up so much time, I feel like I have barely any time left for socializing, sleep, cooking and cleaning.

No More Mr. Rogers: How Simplicity Parenting is the Way to Prepare Kids for a Complex Future

Kim John Payne | Posted 08.27.2012 | Parents
Kim John Payne

Subjecting a child to a life of highly structured and fast-paced activity in order to prepare him/her for the world is a well-meaning falsehood and a more than serious mistake.

Time Pressures? How To Take Control Of Your Time

Christy Matta, M.A. | Posted 05.18.2012 | Healthy Living
Christy Matta, M.A.

If you feel you are one of those people who have little free time and what little you have is continually interrupted, you may need to get active in order to carve out a little more time for yourself.

Overscheduled and Overextended? How to Stop

Stephanie Sarkis, Ph.D. | Posted 10.24.2011 | Healthy Living
Stephanie Sarkis, Ph.D.

Put your phone down for the day. Take a walk. See where the day takes you. Take a "mental health day." Learn the word "no", and use it. Say "no" to technology for just a day.

Speed Bumps: Slowing Down Today's Youth

Gayle Greene | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Gayle Greene

Slow down, pare back, ease off. Drift a little. Your imagination is your most precious resource, what you'll most need in the years to come.