How do you get anything done with kids around?

How do you get anything done with kids around?

Children are a full-time job. Someone, somewhere, has to be caring for them all the time. It’s what they require. As the mother of four, with three still at home, I am always mentally dividing my work into several categories, figuring out what I can get done and when....

Strategies for not killing annoying people

I know a man, we’ll call him Tom, who has a substantial temper. Quick to anger, quick to boil, he chose the logical profession: customer service in retail. Tom’s job is to help people who come into his bookstore with whatever they need. Many customers have only the...
Groups: We need each other

Groups: We need each other

When I ran a newspaper, we had weekly editorial staff meetings. We’d get together, do a writing exercise, and talk about the paper we just put out and the upcoming paper. We laughed a lot and heard about one another’s lives, thought about ideas big and small, and were...