Caring for one another, across generations and identities, is a human survival skill, an early evolutionary differentiator that is increasingly endangered by our allowing fear and doubt to cloud the path ahead.
It is in the seemingly unimportant, small, incremental decisions that "work-life balance" either is or isn't settled.
Before you can find, achieve, or settle into work-life balance, you have to get to clarity about what that means for you.
Is it really a better "balance" between time spent "at work" and time spent "at life" that's at issue, or is it actually something else?
I made school lunch for the last time, ever. "This is the last time I'm ever going to make lunch for you to take to school," I said to my daughter, as I folded a chicken and rice burrito and wrapped it up tight. "You're free!" she whooped. "Aren't you glad?" Seven years ago, I … Continue reading Something about that list from the working mother battlefield.
This story will seem like a departure from the direction I said we'd take this week, but it isn't. And this first part is a repeat of something you've read before, if you've been here awhile. Also, there's a recipe link at the end as a reward for getting through this particular contemplation. Here goes: … Continue reading The ‘Working Parent’ conundrum.