On a cloudy, dampish day, I packed up the kids and drove us to a lakeside cabin for 24 hours. I left behind weeks of unopened mail piled on a table. I abandoned work that required an Internet connection, which the cabin did not provide. I ignored a backyard that needed tending. I drove away from losses I was mourning and worries I was avoiding.
When I turned 50 earlier this year, I picked 50 people I truly enjoy and invited them to a party. I got a tattoo, as something different. And… I became more focused on what I truly want.
It’s been a very refreshing week. And coming home to this comprehensive review of my "Choosing Single Motherhood" book was a bonus.
At the San Francisco event, organizational specialist Kim Guay of A Clear Vision Organizing offered these tips for getting ready for parenthood.
At the Austin Choice Moms event we started to talk about ways to simplify, and add flexibility to our work life, so that we can enjoy more time with our kids. How do we do it?
Do you feel rushed? Exhausted? Like you don’t have enough time with your kids? Then 1) take five minutes out of your schedule to read and contemplate this. And 2) share an idea of how to simplify your life. A few years ago I intended to uproot my family and move to Oregon. I felt…