The ups and downs of life as a working mom

April 19, 2010 4:27:09 PM PDT
A look at the joys and trials of juggling work and family that all working mothers face.

Event Information:

Are you a tired working mom? You're not alone! Come meet Kristin van Ogtrop, editor of Real Simple and author of "Just Let Me Lie Down," for a fun evening co-sponsored by Common Sense Media and A Band of Wives. Join other half-insane working moms in the neighborhood for wine, food, and great conversation.

When: Monday, April 19th 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Where: Book Passage
51 Tamal Vista Boulevard
Corte Madera, CA 94925-1145

Why: You need a night out!

About Kristin van Ogtrop:
Kristin van Ogtrop has been the Managing Editor of Real Simple since March 2003. Under her leadership, the magazine has achieved popular and critical acclaim. She has grown the Real Simple brand to include a robust website with unique, daily content; popular special issues, including Real Simple Family, and Real Simple Weddings; books and licensed products.

In August 2007, van Ogtrop launched Adventures in Chaos on realsimple.com. The personal blog provides frank, humorous insight into van Ogtrop's life as a busy working mother and consistently ranks as one of the most popular features on the site. Van Ogtrop is a TV regular making frequent appearances on NBC's Today, ABC's Good Morning America, The View, Live with Regis and Kelly, and CNN. Speaking on a variety of topics, from realistic fashions for every figure, to juggling the busy life, to quick cleaning tips, van Ogtrop is known for sharing smart, straightforward and relatable advice with women across the country.

Before joining Real Simple, van Ogtrop was Executive Editor of Glamour. Previously she held positions at Vogue, Travel & Leisure and Premiere. She has served as an instructor at Columbia University's Publishing Course and has appeared on numerous panels for The American Society of Magazine Editors and Mediabistro, among others. Her essays and articles have appeared in a variety of publications, including The New York Times bestseller, The Bitch in the House. Just Let Me Lie Down is van Ogtrop's first book.

Van Ogtrop received a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Virginia and an M.A. in English from Columbia University. Her husband, Dean Robinson, is an editor at The New York Times Magazine, and they have three sons.

Website: http://justletmeliedown.ning.com


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