Too Busy: The Solution

In Part One we discussed reasons for our busyness and the pride we take in it. But what do we lose, and what is the solution? A¬†Harvard economist claims¬†that what really sucks our time and makes us busy is our lack of focus: Mullainathan’s own productivity breakthrough came when he dropped his cellphone in a […]

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Too Busy: The Reasons and Ramifications

Busy. If one word could describe our culture, that would probably be it. It’s our perpetual complaint and our never-ending boast. Though most would not admit it, to be able to claim busyness means the speaker is fulfilled, popular, and happy. I read an article recently that said that technology, which replaces tasks that used […]

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Sleeping Like…Our Ancestors

Family members, childless friends, and strangers all ask, “How’s the baby sleeping?” It seems to be the one universal question we get regarding our seven-week-old. Parenting books tout their philosophy based on how effective their approach is to sleep. One of my favorite articles on infant sleep made its rounds on the Internet not long […]

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Kids (and) These Days

When adults sit around talking for a significant length of time, one conversation is bound to come up: the state of this generation. Generation Y, those born sometime between the 1980s-2000, is a complicated generation. This is the generation of the spoiled, the overparented, and the narcissistic. While I am a part of this generation, […]

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Cloth Diaper Chronicles I: Getting Started

Disclaimer: I am not affiliated with or necessarily endorsing any of the companies mentioned in this series. I am providing my own experience to help you think through cloth diapering because reading others’ experience is what helped me take the plunge. Somewhere in my second trimester, I began to research cloth diapers. It was one […]

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