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My post-partum uniform (for winter babies)

My friend Debra is about to have her first child. I sent her my “greatest hits” list for the baby registry, then added a couple of nursing shirts I like. Minutes later, I got her reply: “Now THIS is the stuff no one has told me about! I’m shopping for…

October 4, 2017 0 comments Read More

Will I love my second baby as much as my first?

When I was pregnant with my second, I kept panicking that I would prefer one child to the other. Oh, how heartbreaking it would be if I liked the new baby more than my first son, O! How could I betray him like that? And then in the next moment, I’d be…

August 23, 2016 0 comments Read More

Taking Care of His Wife

I’m on the flight home from Northern California, where I just ran a 3-day leadership summit for my boss’ boss, the CIO of Google. We spent many months preparing the content and logistics, hoping to make it truly spectacular and inspiring for the 100 leaders who were invited. On night…

May 28, 2016 0 comments Read More

Don’t Get Sick

I have a secret for staying healthy in sick season. My family and I have used this for years and warded off countless colds and sore throats. I’ve shared the “secret” with a few friends, and every single one has told me it changed their life. It’s super simple, but before I give…

April 1, 2016 0 comments Read More

Adulting Stickers

My son O gets stickers for “cooperating.” This includes fairly easy things like not taking toys from his brother, eating dinner, and putting on his shoes. But I don’t get stickers for anything. And I do all sorts of hard stuff, like cooking dinner while holding a baby, fixing a…

February 25, 2016 0 comments Read More