Hello to all you patient and generous Femina readers! I am assuming that you are all bustling around with flour on your nose and struggling to find room in the fridge for one more thing, knocking the extra boxes of butter out on your toes as you do so. Good for you! I am about to start that part of Thanksgiving myself, but before then I just wanted to pop in and say, “Guess what is being released on Black Friday?!” A book – by me!
I don’t think I need to tell you that I don’t always have things together. This book, lest you be fooled by the Martha Stewart cover, does not pretend I do. This book is not about a hoax, that life with kids is the smoothest thing since boxed pudding. I don’t do that well. It is about loving the little years: loving the mess, loving the fussy days, mortifying the flesh through blanket forts. Love, not in an ethereal emotional way, but in a very real, sacrificial, and laughing way.
The day after Thanksgiving my book will be released (coincidentally on my 30th birthday), and then two days after that, the twins turn three! So, how are we celebrating all this excitement? What can we possibly be doing to prepare? Well, we are doing what we always do: getting behind on the laundry!