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The Kids Are in Bed

Finding Time for Yourself in the Chaos of Parenting
Paperback Book
January, 2020
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$22.00 CAD
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Journalist, bestselling author ofMWF Seeking BFF, and mother of two Rachel Bertschetries 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.

Picture itits 8:30 p.m. You close the door to your childs room just as you hear your partner closing the dishwasher. Your home is clean (enough). Youve dealt with all the last-minute work emails. And now its time for an hour or two of glorious freedom. What do you do? Read the book youve been waiting to crack open all day? 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!pleasurable and fulfilling.In an original survey conducted for this book, 71 percent of parents said their free time didnt feel free at all, because they were still thinking about all the things theyshouldbe doing for their kids, their jobs, and their households.

RachelBertsche constantly found herself in exactly that bind. Using a combination of memoir, interviews with scientists and parenting experts, and input from moms and dads all over the country, Rachelfigured out how to transform her own patterns and reconnect to her pre-kids life. In The Kids Are in Bed, other parents can learn how to do the same, and truly enjoy the time after lights out.

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