Kristin van Ogtrop is the editor of Real Simple, which means that her life as a working mom is full of high-power glamour and nary a regret.
Okay, I’ll confess I was worried that might be true, but it turns out that Kristin is someone with whom I’d share a margarita any day, and her upcoming Just Let Me Lie Down: Necessary Terms for the Half-Insane Working Mom is a hilarious must-read for any mom who’s ever struggled to balance home and career.
Just Let Me Lie Down takes us through the entire alphabet of the trials
and tribulations of loving our kids, loving our work, and living in the
spaces in-between where life just keeps happening. It’s broken out into chapters by letter–the L chapter includes Leap of Faith, and the definition she offers is The action you take every single day of your working life when you blithely head to the office and leave your children in the care of someone else.
The book is funny, it’s wrenching, it’s true, it’s warm and relatable. Kristin, call me if you’re even in town; the margaritas are on me. -Mir