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MAXED OUT in New York Times Motherlode

by Katrina on November 5, 2013

I’m thrilled and honored that my book is getting some New York Times love. Read it here: “Being A Working Mother Means Always Having to Say You’re Sorry.” There’s an interesting back story to this story. Two months ago, K.J. Dell’Antonia from the New York Times parenting blog, Motherlode, interviewed me by phone. She’d just finished reading an advance copy […]


What I’ve Been Up to Lately

by Katrina on October 30, 2013

Years ago I caught part of an interview Josh Kornbluth did with Barbara Boxer on a local PBS show. Kornbluth (a Bay Area writer) was asking the congresswoman how she finds the will to keep going when people are always looking for opportunities to put down women like her, women in power. Boxer said something […]


We have three winners!

by Katrina on October 2, 2013

Thanks everyone who participated in the audiobook giveaway. I learned from your comments that most of you would listen to the audiobook while commuting or doing chores (good use of multitasking!), and that you have many creative alternatives for the word “pajamas” which include “PJs,” “jammies,” “jimmie jams,” “pa-joo-mies,” and the less common but delightfully […]


Here Come the Trolls!

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by Katrina on September 30, 2013

While I was writing my book, Maxed Out: American Moms on the Brink, I had three nagging fears. It wouldn’t get published. It would get published but no one would read it. People would read it…and say really mean things about me. I’ve crossed #1 off the list. The book was published at the beginning […]


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 […]