May 13, 2020

Getting Literally Anything Done (with guests Laura Vanderkam and Sarah Hart-Unger)

After 2 months of this new normal our to-do lists are running away from us. How do we get to what matters in the extremely limited bursts of kid-free time we might have? Guests: Laura Vanderkam and Sarah Hart-Unger, co-hosts of Best of Both Worlds.

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After eight weeks in this new normal, our to-do lists have started to get a little lengthy. These days, we're all full-time stay-at-home AND work-at-home moms, and while the larger world seemed willing to let things slide for a while, we're feeling a lot more pressure to actually get stuff done. How do we get to what's most important in the extremely limited bursts of kid-free productivity we might have?

Our guests are Laura Vanderkam and Sarah Hart-Unger, co-hosts of the Best of Both Worlds podcast, on how to get more out of life at work and at home.

We're featured on their podcast this week too- you can find that episode, on how to find humor in parenting right now, here!

Here are links to research and ideas discussed in this episode:

the concept of extinction bursts

Strangers Drowning: Impossible Idealism, Drastic Choices, and the Urge to Help by Larissa MacFarquhar

Alice Boyce for Harvard Business Review: How Working Parents Can Let Go of Perfectionism

Michaeleen Doucleff for NYT Parenting: Turn Your Demanding Child Into a Productive Co-Worker

Jennifer Wallace for Washington Post's On Parenting: Life in lockdown is testing parents’ bandwidth, but there are ways to protect your mental energy

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