Sunday, September 15, 2013

Welcome, NYT Motherlode Readers!

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed my column, "With Kindergarten Started, She Can Say It: I Work." I'm really excited you're here.

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And if you're wondering how Max did on his first day of school? Well, it was great. Keep scrolling down for more details.

Again, thanks for reading!


  1. Enjoyed reading your NY Times column. Mazel tov! Just don't let the comments get to you. This is part of the landscape now for writers. People can be so judgmental and nasty online. (Especially, it seems, on NYTimes.) Sometimes, after reading certain comments, I wonder if we read the same article! So enjoy this new phase of motherhood. It is never what you expect or plan, anyway.

  2. Thank you for writing on Motherlode. I rarely read Mommy blogs or things like that, mostly because of the Guilt. I'm a strange breed of working mom because I freelance and my hours when I'm working (in this case a 6month project) are such that I see my 3 1 /2 year old in snatches in the morning or evening. But once the job ends, I'm back to working 3 days a week and spending 2 days at home with him. Usually in the winter, we fly back to Asia for 2 months to spend time with my family. I'm not sure if that's how you raise kids but that's how we are making do...

    I totally understand how you feel about it being more acceptable to be a working mom now that the kid has school. I work in a largely male dominated business and when I was pregnant it was expected that after I gave birth I would stay home. I didnt (much to their disapproval) but I also feel that the years the kids need you are the school years...much more than the playground adventures. Truthfully, I feel as if I have more patience with the kid when we don't spend so much time together and less short cuts were taken because I wasn't home.

    Maybe I'm just justifying my position.

    Anyway, thanks for a great article. Take care!