I’d love to come to your book club!

by Katrina on January 30, 2014

Is your book club reading Maxed Out? I love talking with book clubs—both corporate book clubs or regular ol’ book clubs in someone’s living room. If you gather a group of 8 or more people, I can join for the last 30 minutes of your book club discussion either by phone or video conference (Skype, Google […]


Infographic: Women, Work, and Burn Out

by Katrina on July 22, 2013

I thought this was an interesting visual depiction of today’s modern day Problem That Has No Name. What do you think? I found the bit at the bottom especially interesting, about how half of working moms want to stay home, and half of stay-at-home moms want to work. Obama’s early learning initiative, which would provide […]


The Venn diagram of parenthood

by Katrina on March 1, 2012

I’m not sure why I put this together, but I thought it might make for interesting discussion. Notice that “good” dads and “bad” moms occupy the same part of the chart? I used to be heavily in the blue/green circles, no yellow. Now I like to think I’m closer to the Swedish moms, in the […]


Check out my latest Huff Post Stories

by Katrina on October 18, 2011

Yoo hoo! I’m still here. Are you? Somehow I talked myself into taking on a full time project, and it’s seriously eating into my writing time. There are so many things I’ve been wanting to blog about… Like this new HBO show about an executive who has a nervous breakdown. (Has anyone seen it?) And […]


Getting all Huffy

by Katrina on August 29, 2011

I’m bursting with my good news: I’m officially a blogger for the Huffington Post! Over the last few days, I’ve been gushing to friends about this. They always seem a bit baffled by my excitement. The conversation usually goes something like this: Q: Weren’t you already a blogger for The Huffington Post? A: Well, I […]


Adventures from the couch

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by Katrina on August 10, 2011

OK, I’m glad that’s over. The hospital fantasy, I mean. That’s a self-portrait of me, post-surgery. I won’t bore you with the gory details but it was scary and it hurt, as expected. I had a reaction to the painkillers and got really sick, and then I had to lie on the couch for nine […]


Unplugging this week

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by Katrina on June 26, 2011

We’re unplugging this week. Family camp, here we come! I hope to not so much as glance at one electronic communications device all week. So you have more time to read last week’s post, if you haven’t already. I hope you will. It took me forever to put it together. And if you’re still looking […]


Top 25 Political Mom Blogs – Vote for us!

by Katrina on May 27, 2011

Circle of Moms is asking people to vote for the Top Political Mom Blogs. Take two seconds and vote for MomsRising.org, a blog that’s making a tangible difference in our lives by connecting with lawmakers, and getting them to prioritize issues that affect all families in America. (LIke paid sick time, maternity leave, and so […]


Tina Fey’s prayer for little girls

by Katrina on April 25, 2011

This is from Tina Fey’s new book, “Bossypants.” It’s delicious. Makes me want to write a version for my son. (Thanks for sending, Julia!) A Mother’s Prayer for Its Child First, Lord: No tattoos. May neither Chinese symbol for truth nor Winnie-the-Pooh holding the FSU logo stain her tender haunches. May she be Beautiful but […]


Mother Superior

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by Katrina on January 15, 2011

There’s a provocative essay in last week’s Wall Street Journal called “Why Chinese Mothers Are Superior.” The author, Amy Chua, describes her strict parenting style: no play dates, no school plays, no grades lower than an A, calling her daughter “garbage” when she is very disrespectful or “fatty” to shame her into losing weight. This, […]