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THE KIDS ARE IN BED

Finding Time for Yourself in the Chaos of Parenting

by Bertsche, Rachel

Journalist, bestselling writer and 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.

Picture it - it's 8:30 p.m. You close the door to your child's room just as you hear your partner closing the dishwasher. Your home is clean (enough). You've dealt with all the last-minute work emails. And now it's time for an hour or two of glorious freedom. What do you do? Read the book you've 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 didn't feel free at all, because they were still thinking about all the things they should be doing for their kids, their jobs, and their households.

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 dads all over the country, Rachel figured 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. And while much of the research in the book, as well as the examples, are American, we still feel that it does provide a ton of valuable takeaways for parents all around the world.

Rachel Bertsche is the bestselling author of MWF Seeking BFF and Jennifer, Gwyneth, and Me. She is also a journalist and editor whose work has appeared in the New York Times, Parents, Marie Claire, More, Teen Vogue, Seventeen, Every Day with Rachael Ray, Fitness, Women's Health, New York magazine, The Huffington Post, and more. A former producer for Oprah.com and an editor at O: The Oprah Magazine, she lives in Chicago with her family.

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