The Double Shift Newsletter

A newsletter about the forces that shape family life in America and challenging the status quo of motherhood. Written by Katherine Goldstein.

Scheduling Your October One-On-One Call with Katherine

If you'd like to set up a 25 minute zoom call with Katherine, reply to this email and we'll get you set up!

What Are Some Parenting Books That Don’t Suck?

Mainstreaming the Care Conversation with Angela Garbes

"I think a lot of white women enter into spaces of organizing community and they're like, ‘I'm gonna do this right!’ So I’m out here being like, ‘pay your nanny more, if you can. Support paid leave. Support domestic workers.’"

What it Takes to go Gallivanting When You Are a Middle-aged Mom

What does “bases covered'' look like to feel comfortable leaving three young kids at home for six nights and 5 days?

Challenging the Status Quo of Kids’ Birthday Parties

Let’s brainstorm some things we’d like to chuck about how kids’ birthday parties work, and share some ideas of how to make them better.

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The Stereotype-Defying Things We’re Learning about Parents’ Brains

Turns out, so much of what we think of as maternal behavior is actually a basic human characteristic.

Community Building: Your Hits and Strikeouts (Thread)

We can have amazing long distance and virtual communities (like this one) but I think a lot of people are really craving those in-person interactions.

How Two American Myths Stop Us From Meaningful Friendships

Fears that our houses are too messy to have people over are rooted in our obsessions with self-sufficiency and constantly comparing ourselves to other moms. Letting this go can help us build community.

What Do YOU Want to Change About Public School?

What are your biggest pain points or things you wish were different?