Journalist, bestselling author of MWF Seeking BFFand mother of two Rachel Bertsche tries to find calm among the chaos and reclaim a personal life while raising her young kids, and offers solutions for how all parents can do the same, once The Kids Are in Bed. Your home is clean enough.
What do you do? Chat on the phone with a friend, glass of wine in hand, or go out and meet old friends and share a whole bottle? Or, like many modern parents, do you get caught up in chores, busywork, and social media black holes?
Recent time-use studies show that even working parents have as many as 30 hours of leisure time a week, yet very few people know how to actually use that time to do something— anything! Rachel Bertsche constantly found herself in exactly that bind.
Using a combination of memoir, interviews with scientists and parenting experts, and input from moms and d all over the country, Mwf looking to chat after today figured out how to transform her own patterns and reconnect to her pre-kids life. In The Kids Are in Bedother parents can learn how to do the same, and truly enjoy the time after lights out.
The Kids Are in Bed is a welcome kick in the big-parent pants and a reminder that adults deserve fun and joy as much as and maybe more than those little ones we love. All new moms should shove a copy in the diaper bag between the asswipes and Aquafor!
Her message in this thoughtful, eye-opening, well-researched book is a gift to parents: that one of the very best things you can do to have happy, healthy kids is to—gasp! Rachel Bertsche.