By the time this goes live, it’s entirely possible I could have a baby in my arms instead of in my belly — and if not now, then soon! So, as you can imagine, I’m looking for any and all advice on how to maintain a good life balance between a day job, freelance work, family and creative pursuits. So this week’s links are all about finding some semblance of balance.
Lesson of the Week
One of my favorite bloggers, Joanna Goddard of A Cup of Jo, has done two life balance series where she interviewed a variety of women to find out how they manage it all.
- What she learned
- Life Balance Series #1 – Work from Home/Freelance Edition
- Life Balance Series #2 – Office Job Edition
Thought Provoker of the Week
Despite all the advantages women have today, Anne-Marie Slaughter argues why women still can’t have it all — and what needs to change for real equal opportunity to exist.
Recipe of the Week
I’ve talked about freezer cooking before, and I recently made a freezer version of Shutterbean’s Curried Chicken & Coconut Rice for easy meals while I’m on maternity leave (and beyond). I’ve also heard awesome things about her Freezer Burritos, so those may go on my to-make list soon, too.
Product of the Week
What is a better representation of work-life balance than sitting on a balance ball while you work? I’ve wanted one of these Balance Ball Chairs for a long time, and this may finally be the year I treat myself to one.
Laugh of the Week
Why I’ll probably keep the chair at home instead of at my office job.