Escaping the ‘Time Confetti’ of Parenthood

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Media Outlet: ParentInsider.com

Does your time feel fragmented and scattered into little scraps? Perhaps you are plagued with “Time Confetti.” Just ask Brigid Schulte, a longtime Washington Post reporter who coined the term while writing her bestseller: Overwhelmed: Work, Love, and Play When No One Has the Time. “At the end of the day, you know you’ve been busy, but you don’t know what the heck you’ve done,” Schulte says. “You get so busy, you get on this treadmill and you don’t realize you are running so fast, you are running in the same place and it feels like the wheels are coming off.”

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Brigid Schulte is the director of the Better Life Lab at New America. Schulte is an award-winning journalist and author, who writes widely for publications including the Washington Post, Slate, Time,  the Guardian, and others. Her book on time pressure, gender roles and modern life, Overwhelmed, Work, Love and Play when No One has the Time, was a New York Times bestseller.