I said it and I meant it and I’m here to represent it. Thanks for supporting pumping moms, @belabumbum! 💛 #thefifthtrimester #pumpingmom #workingmom #normalizebreastfeeding
My small contribution to the incredible outpouring of #worldbreastfeedingweek posts isn’t a picture of me breastfeeding. I don’t think I have any! (Though these days, I’d feel pure prempathy — that’s pride + empathy — for making it though that cracked/blistered/overscheduled/understocked nursing-pumping mess.) So instead, I give you two of my favorite photos of my guys. Looking at these now, I realize that this was around the time I figured out that with every drop of parenting, I was teaching them how to be parents one day too. 💛🤱💛🤱 #normalizebreastfeeding #pumpingmom #backtowork #fedisbest #thefifthtrimester #workingmom
New development: I’ve become a mom who now *always* gets her hair wet. Because Will is going to sleepaway camp this weekend, and Teddy cleared the table tonight like a big guy, and the sky was really blue, and summer (and life) is too, too short. #thefifthtrimester #momduties #entrepreneurlife
Look what they made us do. (Look what we made them do.) #taylorswift #firstconcert
🎉 Read and cheer, mom friends!! (And high five @serenawilliams for choosing a true partner.) This is from @alexisohanian’s post about his op ed for @thehill, about paid family leave: “I look forward to the day when feeding my child in public is...just a dad doing dad things....Tech can lead by example, but it’s going to take more people (especially men) taking advantage of parental leave plans and normalizing dad life. Let’s change the culture around fatherhood; it’s a great honor and even greater responsibility.” **
#Repost @alexisohanian with @get_repost
In America, 1 in 4 mothers return to work within two weeks of giving birth. That’s not good for our country, our kids, or our health.
The US Senate held a hearing on paid family leave and I wrote this op-ed for @TheHill because all American children and families deserve better. Link in bio.
As an industry, tech can lead by example, but it’s going to take more people (especially men) taking advantage of parental leave plans and normalizing dad life. Let’s change the culture around fatherhood; it’s a great honor and even greater responsibility.
Real men don’t run from it.
Anyone else noticed the uptick in honest coverage about motherhood in @nytimes? This guide, by Christina Caron, is an *excellent* resource for brand new birth moms...all the healing/recovery/vagina/boob/sleepless stuff nobody ever talks about? It’s now in the The New York freaking Times. I’m delighted to be quoted, but mostly just happy to see women’s experiences validated and made as real as we’ve always known them to be. Link in bio! (Oh, and if you haven’t followed @nytgender yet, do!!) #thefifthtrimester #newmom
Well, at least Blondie will sleep well tonight.
Happy 4th from me and the people whose future I’m rooting for, working for, loving for, voting for. Cc: @votelikeamother
Taken five minutes before one split a glow stick open and sprayed it in his own eye and it was The End Times and the other one acted very heroically and Mom remembered that high school chemistry class always had an eye wash for chemicals and so that’s what we did. All better in time for fireworks.
Who among us hasn’t sat on this carpet with our kids and started reading before even leaving the store? My boys are reading a Minecraft guide and The Last Kids on Earth. And I’m on my *second* read of @cristina.alger’s #thebankerswife. It’s out today and it’s the summer thriller we’ve all been waiting for...gorgeous settings, twisty plot, and strong, real, complicated women who infiltrate the glam but crooked boys’ club of finance to, well, oh just read it before I spoil it all with my excitement for my friend. I met Cristy in the library when I was writing #thefifthtrimester. She was 8 months pregnant and on page 30 of writing this incredible book and I’m just bursting with happiness for my talented, ambitious, beautiful friend.
Blew off bedtime tonight.
I loved writing this essay for @purewow. Tiny quote from it: “I reject the idea that working mothers (and, to be clear, that’s all of us—we all work) are supposed to hate their lives. I hadn’t given up my identity. It had evolved. Life was stressful but satisfying. And purposeful.” Link in bio. Love to hear your thoughts!