Taming the Work Week: Work Smarter Not Longer is now available for the Kindle. Other formats will follow along soon.
The book had its genesis in several blog posts I wrote about productivity- most notably my post on having a work limit- and a somewhat insane decision to write a book while also working full time and parenting two children.
Taming the Work Week is a short eBook about getting the most from your time at work, so that you can also have a life outside work... and, I don't know, write a book or something. Although I used pieces of some blog posts, I also wrote quite a bit of text specifically for this book, so even long time readers of this blog will find something new.
The book is not specifically about working motherhood. In fact, I argue in it that it is best to keep the effort to bring our work weeks under control separate from parenting. My initial realizations about having a work limit occurred long before I had children. However, if you've ever wondered how I combine motherhood with having large career ambitions, this book is the answer. And it is not just me: I was at a conference for women in science on Saturday, and attended a session on entrepreneurship. The two entrepreneurs speaking both had kids, and one was a single mother. They were asked how they combined entrepreneurship and motherhood, and their answers echoed a lot of the techniques I discuss in the book.
This book has been a long time coming. I'm excited to have you all read it. I hope you'll get a copy, and most importantly, I hope that if you read it, you find it helpful.
Laura Vanderkam has a nice post about the book up today, if you'd like to read more about it. I'll post links to other reviews as they become available.