Systems for parents who want to do good work in the world and at home.

Create Balance Events

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Community Support + Practical Resources for Working Parents (free)


Join us for free Create Balance Community Conversations in Somerville, MA:
A monthly conversation series for working parents in Somerville and beyond.
We meet in the conference room of the Somerville Public Library (Central Branch, 79 Highland Ave Somerville, MA) from 7-8pm on the following dates:

Thursday, November 16th, 7-8pm

  • Topic: Beyond Date Night (staying connected as adults)

Thursday, December 14th, 7-8pm

  • Topic: Limits and Boundaries (how to name them, how to set them, how to keep them when we’re tired).

FREE Winter Workshops (online)

Workshop #1: Ruthless Time Blocking

Wednesday, December 13th, at 8pm ET / 4pm PT

Join Marie (educator and founder of Create Balance) for this live session as we:

  • Name clear and concrete actions that related to your values as a parent and a person.
  • Set up realistic time blocks that help you focus your time and attention on what matters most to you.
  • Name tasks, responsibilities, and chores that are sucking up your time – and follow four steps to make sure you spend less time on them in the next 10 days

This session is 1 hour long, with time for instruction (Marie teaching strategies) and planning (doing our personal planning and sharing our ideas and insights in the group as we work together)

Can’t make it for the live workshop? No worries – sign-up and I’ll send you the replay to watch at your leisure


Workshop #2: Make It Real (How to take your goals, resolutions, and hopes and make them real right now).

Wednesday, January 10th, at 8pm ET / 4pm PT

Join Marie (educator and founder of Create Balance) for this live session as we:

  • Name your goals, resolutions and hopes . . . and actions associated with them
  • Use well-researched habit-building strategies to turn “someday” actions into regular actions
  • Use the Create Balance Planner to plan out your next 10 days of action towards your goals

This session is 1 hour long, with time for instruction (Marie teaching strategies) and planning (doing our personal planning and sharing our ideas and insights in the group as we work together).

Can’t make it for the live workshop? No worries – sign-up and I’ll send you the replay to watch at your leisure.

How to Manage the Mental Load (an Online Workshop Series)


Join us for a series of workshops that will:

  • Get that always-running to-do list out of your head, without slacking on your responsibilities.
  • Show you a system that will help you get big projects done faster . . . with less stress.
  • Help you get control of your life and to-do list so that you can enjoy your time with family without always thinking about the chores you need to do!

The next round of these workshops starts in March 2018. Enter your email to for exclusive early bird offers when registration opens.

Create balance between your personal, professional, and parenting lives on your terms with the Create Balance Monthly Planner

The Create Balance Method: a system for parents who want to do good in the world and at home.

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