Good enough is plenty!

Both in sushi and in cycling – and in almost every other area – we celebrate freakish success. Lucy Kellaway writes again a winner column in the FT. This is all about being good enough in terms of achievement, working hard for it, and remaining sane at the same time. We hand out gold medals […]

Vent: work-life balance

I just read an article in HS concerning working mothers and tax deduction eligibility http://www.hs.fi/tulosta/HS20110802SI1MA01ko8. In Finland you can officially employ help in the home, get tax benefits, and both be better off. There is less cash-in-hand employment, more employment in general, and less household tasks / babysitting problems for the working parents. The only […]

Walking on egg shells

Funny thing that health. Nice to have, even to work for in the form of exercise and eating healthily, however we still take it for granted and act all surprised when it deteriorates. I recently had a pause in my life brought about by severe back pains. They occurred initially over a week’s time, manifesting […]

Express yourself!

Woman! Be emancipated through your work! Is there another way to be emancipated? Do women need emancipation? How about men, or are they emancipated enough as it is? After yet another women-labor force-caring for children-work life balance academic discussion over lunch, I feel pressured to write down some thoughts. I fear I’m starting to be […]

On having kidz

1) Timing I used to be a little like a social scientist and family planner combined, on speed! Asked around a lot about people’s perceptions to having children, personal experiences, preferred number of kids, timing issues, and the likes. Only that was quite early on, I did this investigation in my early 20s. No idea […]