Welcome to The Double Shift.

We are a newsletter and community that's a social change laboratory for moms.*

Our weekly newsletter is focused on examining the forces that shape family life in America, and ways to challenge the status quo of motherhood. Expect storytelling, bold ideas, and ways to envision a better future for all.

*While we often center mothers in our work, everyone who cares about care is welcome, regardless of gender identity or parental status.

Katherine Goldstein, Journalist, Speaker, Consultant & Creator of The Double Shift


Most media aimed at moms tries to convince us that we are one app, one workshop, one lunch packaging strategy, and one self-help hardcover away from "making it all work" and "having it all." The core belief is that what's difficult about being a mother in the 21st century can be fixed with personal micro-solutions.

We believe the opposite. We are interested in systemic solutions to personal problems, because there's nothing wrong with us moms. What is broken is our society. And together, we can start to make more meaningful connections, explore big ideas and start to make in-roads to make a more just world for everyone.

Become a Member

As a Double Shifter, you'll be part of a community that values:

Solidarity — not advice
Bold ideas — not life hacks
Curiosity — not judgment
Thoughtful research and analysis — not uninformed flame throwing

Your paying membership allows this to be one of the very-few non-corporate spaces left on the internet. We believe in revolution, not revenue projections.

Our membership community is for building connections around political, social and workplace change, transforming families and building a more just future for everyone.

Even if you don't have bandwidth for "activism" or "big projects," come for solidarity and inspiration. You are already enough. Come to know that you are not alone.

What your membership pays for:

  • A fair wage for Katherine's time
  • Paying talented independent workers who contribute to this project a fair wage
  • The costs of running a small business, from website hosting to accounting software
  • Keeping the thoughtful reporting and commentary in the newsletter free for all, allowing our ideas and values to reach the most people possible.

As a member, you'll get:

An audio version of the newsletter to listen to
on your favorite player

The ability to comment on public posts and members-only threads

Access to members-only hangouts on Zoom
(and in person!)

More benefits coming,
based on member feedback!


Monthly Yearly
Free Read and comment on our weekly newsletter
Contributor Thanks for supporting this movement.
$7 / Mo
$80 / Yr
  • audio newsletter in your favorite player
  • weekly members-only threads
  • connecting virtually and IRL w/other community members
Supporter Thanks for generously subsidizing others to be part of this movement.
$14 / Mo
$145 / Yr
  • All the benefits of contributors
  • Your support keeps the newsletter accessible to all readers
  • We'll donate a Double Shift membership to someone who wants it but can't afford it right now
Champion One million thank yous.
$30 / Mo
$310 / Yr
  • All of the benefits of Contributors & Supporters
  • Limited access to first-come first-serve monthly office hours w/Katherine to discuss the topic of your choice

Member Testimonials

My interracial, Jewish, queer, two-mom, two-daughter family feels very much under threat right now from every direction and your work gives me hope that we may overcome these threats and build a stable, secure future for everyone.
Nothing has transformed my experience more since having a child than being a part of this community.
-Lana D.
It just feels good to know there's other awesome moms out there and just kicking ass and trying to make change and create community.
- Sarah
I became a member of The Double Shift because it is a platform that validated my struggles. It educated me as I took in the experiences of others and gave me the language to articulate what I had been feeling and experiencing about gendered burdens, unrealistic expectations, and the sheer exhaustion of working life’s double shift, even with the most loving life partner. It has IMPACT.