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Kramer finds humor in everyday motherhood

“At the tail end of each of my three pregnancies, many thoughts paraded through my head. If I recall correctly, the three most common ones (besides from wondering where I last had placed my car keys) toggled back and forth between ‘I’m ready to be finished with this’ and ‘I’m not ready for what comes next’ and ‘Bring it on.’”

Kramer finds humor in everyday motherhood

By Cynthia Mazzant

Then I Became a Mother - ebook by Robin Kramer

“At the tail end of each of my three pregnancies, many thoughts paraded through my head. If I recall correctly, the three most common ones (besides from wondering where I last had placed my car keys) toggled back and forth between ‘I’m ready to be finished with this’ and ‘I’m not ready for what comes next’ and ‘Bring it on.’”

On October 19, on the eve of the book’s release, Robin Kramer revisited her final thoughts on giving birth as she prepared to see her first book published.

Kramer is known throughout the area for the many roles she tackles: mother, writer, teacher, friend, confidante, humorist, and the list goes on. Kramer is a lecturer at Penn State University, where she teaches public speaking and composition courses. She plays a mean game of Scattergories, wrestles with her children on the floor nearly as often as she sweeps it, and takes immense pleasure in a well-organized closet.

Kramer appreciates order, structure, and time for reflection, which, admittedly, are three desires in diametric opposition with the reality of motherhood. Her words, not mine.

I’ve been following Robin’s blog, Pink Dryer Lint (http://www.pinkdryerlint.com/) since last spring when she graciously allowed her work to be incorporated into a theatre performance piece, “Sunshine, Lollipops and Rainbows,”