How to Deal With Distractions When You Have to Work Online

I found these tips from Lifehacker pretty helpful, since all of my jobs except for being an Episcopal priest require constant online presence. (And that one requires more online presence than you might think.) Lifehacker sez: Many jobs in the contemporary workplace actually require that you’re online all the time, constantly connected to your coworkers—and [Read More…]

Human Beings are Not Investments

This is the message of a recent blog post by Amy Laura Hall of Duke Divinity School, and of her book Conceiving Parenthood. (The book has been around for a while, but the blog post is commemorating its release into paperback). I wish this book were not so obviously relevant. I wish that people in the US [Read More…]

The 29 Best Jobs for Work-Life Balance

…assuming you believe in that concept at all. (Fodder for another post, as I’m off to go pick up a preschooler.) Anyway, here’s what Forbes, via Glassdoor, has to say about it: Today careers website Glassdoor released its list of the 29 best jobs for work-life balance. Glassdoor is best known for its crowd-sourced company [Read More…]

Guess where it doesn’t pay to go on maternity leave?

Evangelical seminaries, says Emily Dolan Gierer for Christianity Today: In theory, the demand for paid family leave fits well with Christian values, which encourage and celebrate marriage and the raising of children. What could be more pro-family than polices that allow parents to be home with their child during the first weeks of the child’s life? [Read More…]

Millennial Women Are Burning Out

So says an article in Fast Company: Two years ago, Michelle* was a thriving real estate mogul in Seattle, and cofounder of her own business. Her company sponsored elite events from Vancouver, B.C., to Los Angeles and contributed to many philanthropies. But at the age of 28, she did what many other successful millennial women [Read More…]

A man putting fatherhood first

I like all sorts of things about this interview with Andy Crouch, but one that I like best is that he is making the “I’m stepping back from work to spend more time with my family” speech we usually expect to hear from women. (So much so that it made all kinds of news when [Read More…]