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It’s kind of a cliche that fourth kids don’t get baby photos. You’re so overwhelmed with all the other kids that you forget. Knowing that, I’ve tried to be good about getting family photos taken regularly while my little dude is a baby. I’m sure he’ll come up with a million other things to resent me for later in life, but it won’t be that! Plus, he… read more »

Friday fodder: links, updates

This has been another full week of book promotion activities. I recorded 22 radio segments on Tuesday (and hosted the webinar for book club members — thanks to all who dialed in! Hopefully the recording showed up in your inbox too). On Thursday I was back in NYC recording a satellite TV interview with BNN in Canada, and speaking at an event sponsored by Lady Dr… read more »

Update on Q1 goals

I’m interrupting “creative careers” week on the blog to post an update on my Q1 goals. This year I elected to set quarterly goals rather than New Year’s resolutions. I have a lot of things I want to do this year, and spacing it out helped me feel like it would all happen. So is it happening? I had my baby on January 15 (yes, that was a Q1 goal!). I have survived… read more »

Survival of the snowbound

Here’s a fun dinner party question: which days of your life would you like to live through again? This is a different question from identifying your happiest days. I’m thrilled for the births of my children, but I would prefer not to repeat those experiences. In any case, Thursday, March 5th, is not a day I’d like to repeat either. Due to an unfortunate ho… read more »

What my ancestors did before breakfast

My baby is almost one month old. It’s been a long month in many ways. Now that I’ve been through the first month four times, I also realize that the one-month mark is somewhat of a dangerous tipping point for me. In the immediate postpartum days, I have a burst of energy that comes from no longer being hugely pregnant. There’s the excitement of having a new b… read more »