Introduction: Struggling to Manage It All

LIKE MOST MORNINGS, LYNN heads to the gym after dropping her kids off at school. As she runs on the treadmill, she makes plans for the day. Last night her daughter said she had to bring snacks for her soccer team tomorrow. When will Lynn find time to get to the store? Her son told her on the way to school he wants to try out for the play. Her mind races as she worries about adding another after-school activity to their already packed schedule.

Lynn checks her email on the way to the car. Her 9:30 meeting has been pushed up to 9; she better hurry! As she drives to work, she frets about not having time to ...

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