By the time you hit motherhood in your corporate life, you've been around long enough to go through a lot of big corporate meetings. Why is it that you put 15 brilliant people in the same room, and everyone always thinks they could have done so much more with their time? How many times have we snuck in some work in the middle of these things?
I'm afraid motherhood jacks up the stakes a lot more : time isn't just money, time is family.
So this is what I do: