Right now something has to give for us, so we’re taking a break from the Juggle. It’s not forever, but we also aren’t committing to a set date that we’ll be back. This isn’t an easy choice, but it feels like a healthy one. We are leaning into the “off-season” training analogy.
Life at a Distance: Parenting in a pandemic
Turns out, juggling parenting in a pandemic with work and without the support of schools and daycare is consuming, complex and just plain HARD.
Life at a Distance: Two women far from home in Beijing and New York
Two women living far from their families, one in Beijing and one in New York, navigate challenging quarantines.
Life at a Distance: The busy season for career reinvention & health care
Juggle readers adjusting to new socially distant lifestyles: A career coach and a health care professional working their butts off.
Life at a Distance: Giving birth & moving back to Singapore
In our series “Life at a Distance,” we’ll be sharing the experiences of featured Juggle readers adjusting to new socially distant lifestyles post-COVID-19. Julia gave birth to her first daughter and Justine went back to Singapore to be with her family when the virus began to spread in New York.
Anti-Racism Resources for Women with White Privilege
Anti-racism isn’t the same as not being racist, and it’s never been more important to start or continue journey.
Recommendations: What we’re reading, listening to and watching
Being entertained and engaged has never felt more important. Here’s what we’re into right now.
Dancing in quarantine
A love letter to dancing in quarantine + a bunch of virtual dance parties and classes: ways to move your body and de-stress in the age of the coronavirus.
Beat Zoom burnout: host a conversation salon à la the French Enlightenment
Zoom burnout got you down? Host a French-Enlightenment style conversation salon to shake things up.
Why we’re drinking less in quarantine
For Jen and Sarah, drinking during quarantine doesn’t work. Drinking has often left Sarah feeling physically like crap, and Jen’s always had a problematic on-again, off-again relationship with alcohol. So they both decided to cut way back. That choice certainly isn’t for everyone. But Jen and Sarah are both finding that the emotional rollercoaster of this time is dramatic enough without booze-induced meltdowns or hangover blues.
Sleeping more won’t fix all my problems, but it fixes a lot of them
Jen needs to sleep more. Now that the world is upside-down, it’s harder than ever to keep good sleep habits. But if we don’t take care of ourselves, we’ll never get through this.
Putting grief on my schedule
At best, the coronavirus crisis is like a shitty breakup — if you don’t make time to process your feelings and grieve, they’ll just overwhelm you and flare up when you least expect it. So go ahead, cry in the bathtub.
Quarantine reads: The Juggle’s book, podcast & TV recs
Here are a few of the things we’re listening to, watching and reading in quarantine to take our minds off the pandemic. We can’t promise they’re all positive, but at least they’re all something different.
Coping during the COVID-19 pandemic
The world is a pretty scary place right now. Our mantra: “We are doing the best we can to manage everything that is going on.” See how we’re coping during COVID and share how you’re doing the same.
Joy in the time of coronavirus
If, like us, you’ve found yourself reading coronavirus news late into the night and struggling to manage stress, here are a few distractions that can hopefully bring a bit of joy in spite of it all.
How to not suck at working from home
Jennifer, a six-year pro of working from home, says: make a dedicated workspace, stop doing your laundry and don’t forget to leave the house sometimes.
My ritual to acknowledge life’s ups and downs
The small ups and downs of life are important. Sarah found a way to celebrate wins, wash away discomforts, spend time with a friend and cool off from a Texas summer all at once.
Navigating friendship as an adult
Making friends as an adult is hard. Maintaining them can feel even harder. Alyssa shares six lessons she has learned 15 years and six moves later.
Freezing my eggs: a mental health godsend
According to Sarah, the three best things she’s ever done for her mental health are therapy, meditation and freezing her eggs.
Maybe Valentine’s Day isn’t stupid after all
Jen always thought Valentine’s Day was kind of stupid and commercial, until her kid opened her eyes to how cool and worthwhile it can be to simply take a moment and show people you care about them.
Celebrate Black History Month with these Black-authored podcasts and books
February is Black History Month, a celebration of the immense contributions of Black people. A time to both commemorate Black achievements, experiences and perspectives — and acknowledge the urgency of continuing to fight for justice and equality.
How to buy a house: a step-by-step guide
Buying a house can feel (read: IS) complicated and overwhelming. This guide can help.
What buying a house as a single woman was like
Sarah never imagined buying a house, let alone buying one on her own. It had ups and downs, but now she feels like a badass calling herself a homeowner.
Weirdos, other worlds, love stories and more: what we’re reading and listening to this winter
Essays, books and podcasts we’ve been savoring.
Our take on 2020 resolutions
We’re not into concrete resolutions this year. Instead we’re embracing words like “courageous” to guide us through 2020.
An ode to phoning it in
Knowing when not to try your hardest is one of the most adaptive life skills you can develop.
All I want for Christmas is to forgive myself for losing my husband’s stupid phone
I lost my husband’s phone. It’s somewhere in the bowels of our little two-bedroom Brooklyn apartment. I was convinced we’d find it, but now it’s been two days. Here’s what happened: last week was chaotic. In addition to the normal December frenzy including birthday parties and events, stressing about Christmas/Hanukkah gifts, and upending and re-booking […]
Perfect doesn’t exist: The case for dropping perfectionism
Perfectionism is on the rise and can be super harmful. Jen explores the difference between high standards and perfectionism, and shares tips for battling perfectionism and moving on with your life.
The Juggle’s family holiday survival guide
Here at The Juggle, we’re all about self care. Jen loves her family, but let’s be honest, sometimes togetherness can take a lot out of you. Here are some strategies to survive and thrive this holiday season.
Shop women-owned businesses: holiday gift ideas from The Juggle
Starting to brainstorm holiday gift ideas? Promising yourself you’ll shop earlier this year to avoid a stressful December? Looking for ways to boost women’s economic power in the process? We’ve got you covered.