My hospital fantasy

by Katrina on July 14, 2011

I’m getting knee surgery on Tuesday. And I need your help. What should I do with my week on the couch? Remember that thing I wrote a while back? About people fantasizing about going into the hospital, just to get a break, because they were so stressed out? I put together a poll, and found […]


Avoiding the “Workation”

by Katrina on July 7, 2011

We’re back, after a peaceful week in a tent, at the edge of Yosemite. For one exciting, very wet day, thunder and lightening crashed around us. The rest of our vacation was sunny days by the river, swimming, fishing, and eating popsicles. I even read a whole Aimee Bender novel! The absolute best part of […]


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 […]


I’m pleased to announce Working Moms Break has its first foreign correspondent! Also known as my friend, former coworker, and fellow working mom, Lucie Moses. Years ago, while I was quietly descending into full-time job madness, Lucie seemed to have arranged the perfect life as a part-time freelance designer. Now I have that part-time freelance […]



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by Katrina on January 3, 2011

Do you hear that sound? Like the wind through the trees? It’s the sound of a million parents, all across America, sighing with relief. Our children are going back to school today! All in all, we had a great two weeks off. Luckily, neither Brian nor I had to work. We went to the zoo, […]


Happy campers

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by Katrina on July 5, 2010

A family vacation sounds good in theory, but in practice it has three things going against it. Traveling with young kids is 1. expensive 2. not relaxing 3. requires cleaning, shopping, packing, unpacking, repacking, and unpacking again. And cleaning. Which is why we haven’t taken a trip with all three kids since our youngest was […]


Unplugging this week

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by Katrina on June 29, 2010

I’m taking this week off to be with the family. Looking forward to birds, trees, mountains, uncomfortable sleeping conditions, starry nights, and no cell phone reception. If you’re looking for inspiration to unplug for a few days (or longer!), check out these New York Times stories: “Hooked on Gadgets and Paying a Mental Price” (6/6/10) […]

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