Book Giveaway: “Wishful Thinking”

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by Katrina on April 27, 2015

* We’re giving away 2 copies of Kamy Wicoff’s new book, “Wishful Thinking.” * * Enter to win by leaving a comment at the end of this blog post. * Six years ago, I left my full-time job because work stress and chronic busyness combined with the exhaustion that comes with raising very young children was making me sick. Then […]


Mother’s Day Sale! $1 for ebook (+ TEDx)

by Katrina on May 2, 2014

$1 for the ebook For a limited time, my publisher is offering eight ebooks for moms (including Maxed Out) for $1 each. Buy one for yourself, and send another to a mother you love. Or buy a round of copies for everyone in your book club. Get the Maxed Out ebook here: Kobo | iBooks | Amazon | Barnes & Noble (Nook) * * * […]


Guest Post: The Book I Never Planned to Write

by Katrina on November 19, 2013

Liz O’Donnell’s new book, Mogul, Mom, & Maid: The Balancing Act of the Modern Woman (Bibliomotion, Nov. 2013) looks at the choices women are making, both at work and at home, as they struggle to make ends meet and still take care of their families. Based on interviews with women around the country, the author […]


Do You Let Him Clip the Nails?

by Katrina on October 24, 2013

A few years ago, I put together a survey called “Who Clips the Nails?” I wanted to find out how parents in two-parent households divide up childcare tasks. At the time, the media was reporting that men were doing more chores and childcare, and that the “gender wars” were over. But I was skeptical. After […]


Free Audiobook Giveaway!

by Katrina on September 16, 2013

—Comments closed as of 10/1/13; Winner to be announced 10/2/13 — People tried to talk me out of narrating my own audiobook. They said it would be really hard, it would take forever, and I would be better off hiring professional “voice talent” to read it for me. They had a point, but I couldn’t […]

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What About Dads?

by Katrina on September 4, 2013

Tuesday’s book launch event was a smashing success. We ran out of chairs so people stood in the back or sat on the floor. People laughed in all the right places when I read, which made me feel like all was right in the world. There were piles of Maxed Out at 7 pm; by […]


East Bay Event and Other Book Buzz

by Katrina on August 28, 2013

Book Launch Event in Berkeley! I will be giving my first-ever bookstore reading at Books Inc, the West’s Oldest Independent Bookseller. After the reading, Joan Blades, co-founder of, will be joining me to answer questions. Please come! WHEN: Tues. 9/3 at 7pm WHERE: Books Inc on 4th St. in Berkeley, CA Future author-related events […]


Maxed Out: The Book Trailer!

by Katrina on July 31, 2013

I am very excited to share with you the official book trailer for “Maxed Out: American Moms on the Brink.” It’s 2 minutes long. Please share it far and wide (Facebook, Twitter, Google+, your living room, or wherever you hang out). Extra special thanks to two incredibly talented people: Molly McIntyre (animation) and Gunnar Madsen […]


Why we lean back

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by Katrina on April 9, 2013

All right. I read it. The book that everyone, including my hero, Jon Stewart, has been talking about. So many reviews have been written about this book, that people have resorted to writing reviews of the reviews. The hype has been so incredibly, hyper—The Time story! The 60 Minutes piece! The banner ads! The web […]


My big news

by Katrina on February 11, 2013

I’ve been keeping something from you: I’m writing a book. I’ve been working on it, on and off, for more than three years. Frankly, it’s been lonely. I’ve wanted to talk about it on the blog—in fact, it seemed dishonest not to talk about it, since it’s related to all the things I write about […]