Episode 46: "You aren't going to be a perfect mother, but you are going to be THEIR perfect mother" with Colleen Lutz Clemens

Pregnancy Photo taken By Colleen's friend as mentioned in episode

Pregnancy Photo taken By Colleen's friend as mentioned in episode

Today it was so great to talk with Colleen Lutz Clemens. Colleen is the editor of several books of non-fiction including Philadelphia Reflections: Stories from the Delaware to the Schuylkill and has published short essays in various collections including Click: When We Knew We Were Feminists Her work on miscarriage and infertility has been published in many outlets including here at TRIVIA and in the collection Three Minus One. On the web, she is a staff writer for bitchflicks where she writes about issues of gender in popular films.  She has published pieces on Scary MommyLiterary Mama, and feministing. She is also a contributor for The Postpartum Year.

In her episode we talk about:

  • Having a baby while in a tenure track position at a university
  • The hard part of being half in the work world and half in the SAHM world
  • Why you should take photos while you're pregnant
  • Managing the identity shift, especially having kids after being established in your career
  • Bring food you can eat with one hand!
  • Don't go on the internet!
  • We know our babies better than anyone else.

Be sure to check out Colleen's other writing as linked above as well as her blog, here.

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