A newsletter about the forces that shape family life in America and challenging the status quo of motherhood. Written by Katherine Goldstein.
Today I’m turning the newsletter over to my husband, Travis Morrison. He shares my passion for community building, and is currently two-thirds of the way through a two-year term as President of our son’s elementary school PTA.
The holidays can bring a lot of extra work to people, especially moms.
I’m proud to say nothing on this list is sponsored and I get no affiliate link kickbacks, so you know all of my recommendations are 100% genuine.
Did you never invite the one friendly dad at the playground to come to a birthday party because you thought asking for his number might seem.... flirtatious?
“My wife is listed fourth on the emergency contact list. But sometimes the school will still call her. She’ll say, ‘why didn’t you call my husband, he’s the Kindergarten class parent?’”
To combat election-related malaise, I’d love to hear what has made YOUR life (a lil) better this year.
“Caring for myself is not self-indulgence. It is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare.”
Tell me the most glorious thing you can think of to outsource.
Since so many women have strong feelings about paying others for domestic and care work, here’s my advice on ethical outsourcing.