This is how I get it done, sort of

Karen Hardy
Updated July 2 2021 - 2:56am, first published November 10 2019 - 12:00am

In one of those moments where I should have been getting things done I stumbled across a column on The Cut, How I Get It Done. Taking its cue, I'm assuming somewhat, from Allison Pearson's book I Don't Know How She Does It which became something of a bible for women juggling work and motherhood in the early 2000s. It came out the year after my first child was born, a fictional account of the very thing I was about to go through. Not that I identified too much with its heroine, Kate Reddy: she had a high-paying job in finance, a full-time nanny, a husband who cooked. In 2011, it was made into a decent little movie starring Sarah Jessica Parker, if you've got nothing better to do one rainy Sunday afternoon.

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Karen Hardy

Karen Hardy

Canberra Times lifestyle reporter

I've covered a few things here at The Canberra Times over the years, from sport to education. But now I get to write about the fun stuff - where to eat, what to do, places to go, people to see. Let me know about your favourite things. Email: karen.hardy@canberratimes.com.au

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