* We’re giving away 5 copies of Christine Carter’s new book, The Sweet Spot. * * Enter to win by leaving a comment at the end of this blog post. * When we don’t have the support we need from family, coworkers, and friends, (and policymakers), trying to work and raise kids can be impossible. But when we […]
—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 […]
I’m pleased to announce that my first book, Maxed Out: American Moms on the Brink, is now available for purchase! Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Indiebound | Books-a-Million | Powells The audiobook is now available as well on Amazon, Audible, and iTunes. Please buy Maxed Out today. Then tell all your friends about it. […]
It’s done. The book is done. I don’t mean kind-of-done-except-for-the-copyedit, I mean DONE-done. I wrote it and then rewrote it. I edited it more times than I can count, and other people did, too. It’s been developmentally edited, line-edited, copyedited, and proofed. It’s been designed and the front cover is done and the back cover […]
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 […]
Today’s workplace is profoundly out of sync with today’s workers. Longs hours, rigid schedules, and lack of parental leave was (sort of) fine, as long as one parent (usually mom) stayed home with the kids. Now that about 70% of mothers in the U.S. work, let’s agree that this system is officially broken. Why don’t […]
I have heard from dozens of women over the last year who had some version of a nervous breakdown while working and raising kids, or came very close to one. Some were already friends. Others I met through the blog. There are a lot of us out there. But so far, no one has written […]
…At some point, of course, I realized I wasn’t happy. I was trapped. I had money, but not time. It was like being surrounded by food, and dying of thirst…It turns out that there is a way out of this mess. There are people all over this country–both women and men–who have made a conscious decision to value their time more than their money. Against the formidable current of popular culture, they have decided that this may be the only life they will ever have, and they’re going to live it fully.