It’s been rather hectic in Momville lately. We returned from a weeklong family vacation, which you can read about here, and then I had another interview and two photo shoots with Time Out Chicago for a piece they’re doing on me, pegged to my new Parenting blog and the fact that I’m a full-time working mom at Playboy. At least I think that’s what the piece is about. The girl writing the story seems nice enough, and she’s already been to our house to interview me and Jay, and even met Preston and Barkley, but she called me Monday to follow up on a few outstanding questions and now I’m a little worried that something I said along the way is going to get me into trouble.

I tend to have a runny mouth. And I’m also way too trusting of people.

I was careful not to say anything negative about working for Playboy—not that I have ANYTHING negative to say, of course!—but she was definitely fishing for something during our last conversation. She asked me things like, How are you going to explain the difference between Playboy and pornography to Preston when he’s older? In reference to the comments on my first post for She also asked me how I’m going to handle any backlash about where I work once my kid’s in school from the other parents. Ya know, I haven’t ever considered that…maybe because Preston is FIVE MONTHS OLD! Okay, that’s not entirely true, he’s almost six months. But honestly, how am I going to handle it? The same way I handle everyone else who’s ever expressed an opinion that differs from mine. I’ll spit in their faces and step on their toes and tell them to get a life.

About four years ago, my high school asked me to come speak to the students about what I do, during “Focus on the Arts,” a week of speakers and panels they host every other year with people in creative fields and the media industry. Film director Harold Ramis, an alum of Highland Park High School, is a regular at this. It’s a huge honor that they asked me to do it, and if that’s any indication of the kind of attitude people have about Playboy, I’m not too worried about the other moms on the playground. Bring. It. On.

6 thoughts on “Busy in Momville

  1. Charna says:

    Congratulations on taking the step up into parenthood! It’s a sea change in life, to be sure, and I’m impressed that you want to be the best mom you can be: the healthiest and fittest and, I trust, optimally educated in child-rearing.

    It takes the same amount of time to eat well as it does to eat poorly. Fresh fruits and vegetables take little time to buy and prepare. Grilling meats is as quick as frying. There are microwave cookbooks if you want to get those meals on the table even faster. You can fit all the food groups into a big salad. Depending on your mind-set, you may not need the support of helpful groups like Weight Watchers. Calories in, calories out is the bottom line.

    Sara, I taught Early Childhood Education for over 12 years at our local community college. I’d be happy to suggest parenting books or ideas (who has time for books?-just get the main ideas/theories and think about and/or implement them!) so don’t hesitate to contact me.

    With all best wishes to you and your growing family, Charna

  2. Amy says:

    Whoa! Congrats on the new baby and husband!

    It’s funny that you mention Focus on the Arts– it’s that brief paragraph that brought me over to this blog, in fact. Four (or five now?) years ago I was a high school junior sitting in the audience watching you speak about working for Playboy. Granted, I was 17, without a car, and too young to even consider working or interning there. Three-and-a-half years into college, I’m now on the hunt for a job and remembered your great presentation and managed to track you down by the wonders of Google. Any chance you could send a girl that admires you a ton some tips on how to get an interview at Playboy?

    Again, it’s amazing to see that four or five years later, you’re still happy at Playboy and have an amazing family started. Best of luck in all your endeavors, lady!

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    Just ran across your blog during my 90 minute reprieve while my little guy naps! Love it! Looking forward to more posts!


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