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posted by Amy

What we're reading and watching online:

This Onion video

Emily Yoffe on kids online

Arlie Russell Hochschild's essay "Love and Gold"

Also, since we all went back to school and work after Labor Day, I've been thinking often of another of Hochschild's works: The Time Bind: When Work Becomes Home and Home Becomes Work. When I'm sitting in my quiet office at work reading, planning classes, and grading student work, I don't get interrupted very often. Home is, of course, another story, and while I know I'm supposed to just walk around feeling grateful that I have a flexible job and can work at home and be there to pick up my kids at school most days, I don't always feel very grateful during those hours after school when all three kids are needing snacks and help with homework and gentle prodding to get gear on to go to soccer practice. Add in a playdate, and I'm about ready to collapse from the multitasking required.