Why We’re Bad at Predicting How Parenthood Feels

Why We’re Bad at Predicting How Parenthood Feels

Often we choose not to do something because of how we think we’ll feel about it. But it turns out we’re not that great at understanding how something will actually feel—because we can’t account for how we, ourselves, will change in the process. Today we interview father of three kids under four, Mathias Jakobsen, the founder of Think Clearly, about his journey into parenting.

Things I’d Go Back And Tell My 24-Year Old Self

Things I’d Go Back And Tell My 24-Year Old Self

I turn 34 this month, and I thought I’d go back and list all the things I wish my 24-year old self would have known. On the list? Take all the adventures you can. When in doubt, pick something, and then learn from the choosing. Stop trying to be perfect and well-liked, because that is certainly a fool’s errand. And I give my past self advice about money, sex, feminism, and trying to pick the “right” career.

The Pain and Beauty of Pregnancy After Loss

The Pain and Beauty of Pregnancy After Loss

Right now I am pregnant. 29 weeks and 2 days (but who’s counting). I’ve been avoiding sharing this news because I dread receiving the kindest, most normal response to a thirty something woman who is expecting: “That is SO exciting! Congratulations!...
“Just You Wait!”

“Just You Wait!”

Why do people constantly caution you about what’s about to get worse? In one of the parenting groups I’m in, we started having a discussion about the phrase we always hear: “Just you wait.”

What Can You Love About Right Now?

What Can You Love About Right Now?

Last summer, I managed to injure both of my hamstrings fairly severely. Two months into recovery, I got pregnant. Running, biking, and much of my yoga practice was out; instead, walking was still the only mode of transportation. Then I got a small back injury. Yoga...
Do You Believe In Your Inner Creativity?

Do You Believe In Your Inner Creativity?

I have a confession: I’ve never thought of myself as a very creative person. When I was younger, and people would insist “but you’re so musical”, my response was always, “yes, but I’m a very technical musician”. Not a lot of value was placed on being creative in the...