Malcolm Gladwell famously wrote in his book Outliers that after 10,000 hours of practice, anyone can become an expert. Rather than set my sights on becoming a virtuoso, basketball star or CEO, I’m aiming to become a good mom.
I already hit that number with my first child, but life with two is a whole new world. I’m relearning what it takes to be a new mom—and trying to be gentle with myself as I struggle, strive and sometimes swear.
My name is Catherine Ryan Gregory, and I’m a writer living outside Portland, Oregon. I’m mama to our darling Peeper, a 2-year-old who loves to jump but hates to eat, and Kiwi, our newest addition who came out babbling and hasn’t stopped since. Motherhood is already proving to be full of rewards, challenges and more loads of laundry than I ever thought humanly possible. Join me for the ride!