How to Have a Healthy Relationship with Your Smartphone

This weekend, I had the bizarre impulse to text my two year old to tell her something. Although it would be an effective way to communicate important updates (“Emma’s mom is picking you up at preschool!”), I clearly don’t want to rush my daughter’s childhood. I know I’ll find myself too soon sitting across from […]

Great Links this Week

  We spend a lot of time in this space chatting about productivity and how to work well. I thought I’d start something new here, shift gears a little bit, and have some fun. A lot of you want to know what I’m reading online. Some things make me think. Some things make me shudder. […]

I Haven’t Blogged in Two Months and Here’s the Crazy Reason Why

Oh hiiiiiiiiiiiiiii! It’s me, Claire. Your long-lost blogging buddy. Generally I love me some good ole’ regular blogging. But things happen, you see, and this year THINGS HAPPENED and it has taken me more than a couple of months to get my groove back. Here’s the situation: Twins are coming! Boys, to be exact, which […]

Work by Design School is HERE. Doors Are Open Wide.

  Work by Design School: An Introduction When it comes to work, many of us are so overwhelmed by WHAT we have to do that we don’t prioritize learning HOW to do it well. This mistake can cost us decades of our careers, and the success and fortune that lie just around the corner. Work by […]

All the Things You Cannot Plan

This weekend, a dear friend who is expecting a baby was telling me about her planning woes. She is one of those people who KNOWS things, and even though I have a two year old, and she hasn’t had any children yet, she hands-down knows more about babies, labor, and child-rearing than I ever will. […]

How to Listen to Your Life

I have a thing about twins. I’ve always had a spot in my heart for them, and so, years ago, when I read author Emily P Freeman’s first book and got to the part where she is surprised to find herself pregnant with twins it pretty much sealed the deal for me. I already loved […]

Announcing: The Work By Design Summit!

And…it’s here! I’ve been hinting at a big project I’ve been working on over the past few months, and today is the day. We’re opening the doors so you can get your tickets to this crazy amazing FREE event, which starts in just 8 days. Get your FREE ticket today. Here’s what you need to […]

Stay Grounded in a Time of Crazy Busy

                                If you’re not new to these parts, you know that one thing I hate is being busy. In fact, in 2015 my word of the year was just that: #BanBusy. That said, life isn’t always as free as we […]

Work Less and Do More Than You Think

The past two weeks, it’s felt like I’ve been doing a whole lot of not doing much. I’ve been sick, my daughter has been sick, we’ve had family staying with us, and with winter approaching I’m already feeling the all-around energy lulls that seem to make any task take longer when there’s a wind chill. […]

Designing Woman {Guest Post}

Twenty-two years ago this month, Rwanda was embroiled in a 100-day genocide that resulted in an estimated 800,000 deaths. But once the mayhem subsided, women like Jacqueline Mukacyemayire were able to rise from the ashes. Here’s how: She can sew a dress overnight. I can’t thread a needle. She is self-employed. I work for a […]