Sarah Knight

I'm a professional writer and editor and mother of two young girls. I'm also a former White House staffer and co-founder of Mamas Against Drama.

When You Don't Have a Village

“It takes a village to raise a child.” But what do you do if you don’t have a village? When I had our first baby, we had just moved to a new city, hundreds of miles from family or friends. It was miserable. Eight years later, we are doing OK. We have friends, the kids love their school, and my husband and I both have jobs we like. However, we still don’t really have a village and it’s hard....more
@frognparis  I agree! Unfortunately, most of my friends here are in the same boat as me and we ...more

When You Don't Have a Village

“It takes a village to raise a child.” But what do you do if you don’t have a village? When I had our first baby, we had just moved to a new city, hundreds of miles from family or friends. It was miserable. Eight years later, we are doing OK. We have friends, the kids love their school, and my husband and I both have jobs we like. However, we still don’t really have a village and it’s hard....more
@SHembree  I know. The appointments are the worst. And forget about ever going to the doctor ...more

When You Don't Have a Village

“It takes a village to raise a child.” But what do you do if you don’t have a village? When I had our first baby, we had just moved to a new city, hundreds of miles from family or friends. It was miserable. Eight years later, we are doing OK. We have friends, the kids love their school, and my husband and I both have jobs we like. However, we still don’t really have a village and it’s hard....more
@Rita Arens  This sounds pretty much exactly like my life right now (including having an ...more

When You Don't Have a Village

“It takes a village to raise a child.” But what do you do if you don’t have a village? When I had our first baby, we had just moved to a new city, hundreds of miles from family or friends. It was miserable. Eight years later, we are doing OK. We have friends, the kids love their school, and my husband and I both have jobs we like. However, we still don’t really have a village and it’s hard....more
@Mom of A and a  That is a huge challenge -- I can't even imagine how hard it must be -- but I'm ...more

When You Don't Have a Village

“It takes a village to raise a child.” But what do you do if you don’t have a village? When I had our first baby, we had just moved to a new city, hundreds of miles from family or friends. It was miserable. Eight years later, we are doing OK. We have friends, the kids love their school, and my husband and I both have jobs we like. However, we still don’t really have a village and it’s hard....more
@AlyssaJ-Glassel  Thank you!! I will keep hanging! :)more

When You Don't Have a Village

“It takes a village to raise a child.” But what do you do if you don’t have a village? When I had our first baby, we had just moved to a new city, hundreds of miles from family or friends. It was miserable. Eight years later, we are doing OK. We have friends, the kids love their school, and my husband and I both have jobs we like. However, we still don’t really have a village and it’s hard....more
@DianaWilliams  I'm so sorry. That is so hard. And I'm so sorry about your mom. What I didn't ...more

When You Don't Have a Village

“It takes a village to raise a child.” But what do you do if you don’t have a village? When I had our first baby, we had just moved to a new city, hundreds of miles from family or friends. It was miserable. Eight years later, we are doing OK. We have friends, the kids love their school, and my husband and I both have jobs we like. However, we still don’t really have a village and it’s hard....more
@Kristen Daukas  Yes, I don't want to see family ALL the time ;) but I think knowing they are ...more

When You Don't Have a Village

“It takes a village to raise a child.” But what do you do if you don’t have a village? When I had our first baby, we had just moved to a new city, hundreds of miles from family or friends. It was miserable. Eight years later, we are doing OK. We have friends, the kids love their school, and my husband and I both have jobs we like. However, we still don’t really have a village and it’s hard....more
@mom2smc  I know. I think I'm mostly sad comparing how I grew up with my family to how my kids ...more

When You Don't Have a Village

“It takes a village to raise a child.” But what do you do if you don’t have a village? When I had our first baby, we had just moved to a new city, hundreds of miles from family or friends. It was miserable. Eight years later, we are doing OK. We have friends, the kids love their school, and my husband and I both have jobs we like. However, we still don’t really have a village and it’s hard....more
@hljeterI don't know how to do it well either -- but two hours instead of 1000 miles sounds like ...more

I Taught My Kids The Diarrhea Song

It all started one night in December when I was way too tired. My husband was working late, and I was determined to take the girls to see the Living Nativity at a nearby church because I thought it would be good for them. My head was throbbing, there was heavy traffic, and I couldn’t find a parking space. The girls were laughing hysterically in the backseat about a joke that didn’t make sense, but used the word “poop” as the punchline.I begged them to be quiet. I threatened them. I tried to distract them, “Let’s sing a Christmas song!”...more
@Denise  Thanks! I agree -- all kids should definitely know it. ;)more