On What Women Can Learn From Men
It started when I had Malia…and what I noticed is that my husband was still getting his workout in, almost miraculously… Instead of getting angry about that, which was my first reaction — and I did for a short period of time — I sort of thought, now, why am I mad at him? He’s doing what he needs to do, which is ordering his day so that he gets things done, and I would work around that.
So that was the beginning of me saying, I’ve got to do what he does. I can’t get mad at him for doing what he’s doing, I just need to figure out how to do it, and how to get the help I needed. This is when I started having the crazy early morning workouts. I got up — 4:30 in the morning — to go work out. And when I came back from the workout no one was dead. Baby was fine, everyone was happy, I don’t — she might have cried for the entire hour, I didn’t know, but she was okay.
On The Necessity Of Mom Friends
There was a group of moms — we’re still close — we all had girls around the same time. We would have Saturday mommy and baby play dates that started when the kids were 8 months old. And it was basically — we’d set them in their little carriers and we’d hang out and just talk about these issues.
On How Everything Changes When You Become A Mother
And I tell young, professional women you may feel one way today and then you have a child, I guarantee you, you will feel differently. And then, you have two, you’ll feel differently. And then, when they get a certain age, you’ll feel another way. Then, you’ll get to a certain age and you’ll feel another way. This is all very fluid. And that’s what gives me a sense of calm is that I know that I have to figure out what works for me at any given time.
From here in The Huffington Post.