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Laura Vanderkam

Stop Telling Yourself You’re Missing Your Kid’s Childhood

The eternal problem of working parents can be solved with a shift in mindset

Illustration: Michael Rubin

Dear Laura,

I generally work from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., with a 30-minute commute. I know this is a fairly normal work schedule, but now that my toddler has a set sleep…




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Laura Vanderkam

Laura Vanderkam

Laura Vanderkam is the author of several time management books including Off the Clock and 168 Hours. She blogs at

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