I can’t confirm, but when you leave the hospital with a newborn I’m pretty sure they stuff some super powers in your diaper bag.
The ability to pick out your child’s cry in a stadium full of people. The ability to hurl yourself across the room to catch a tipping toddler. The ability to function on less sleep than any other class of human. And the power to know, deeply, when things aren’t right with your child.
What we can’t do is be in two places at once— if we could, us working moms would be relieved of our most crushing affliction: Mom guilt. If we could be in two places at once, we’d never have to choose between working late and being home for dinner, a sick child and a critical client meeting, a softball championship game and a girl’s weekend trip. These are the decisions that make up our lives, and each one feels excruciating.
Imagine if we had, say, an app on our phone that could transport us through time, effectively allowing us to be in two places at once? This is exactly what my good friend Kamy Wicoff (that’s her in the cute picture!) imagined in her charming book, Wishful Thinking. It’s a tender, modern-day fantasy that blends Harry Potter-style magic with real life.
Wishful Thinking is the story of Jennifer Sharpe, divorced mother of two who feels the pressure to work like she doesn’t have kids, and parent like she doesn’t have a job. One day her smartphone goes missing, and is mysteriously returned to her with a new app that promises to help her time travel so she can be in more than one place at the same time. Unbelievably, it works, launching her into a year of truly being able to have it all.
It’s a sci-fi romp through the pressures of modern life and the quest for balance, and though finding the time to read a novel normally eludes me, I gobbled it up. Wishful Thinking is now available on Amazon, but I’m giving away three signed copies of Wishful Thinking on the blog this week. [highlight] Enter to win in the widget below by doing the following: [/highlight]
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3. Tell me in the comments what you would do with the Wishful Thinking app!
This contest ends on Monday at midnight, so hurry and enter— you’ll love this book.
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