Let’s face it, times are hard. Every day there seems to be more bad news about the financial situation. To paraphrase Dorothy from The Wizard of Oz, “Lay offs and stock loss and debt! Oh shit!” The so-called “experts” (basically Suzi Orman and the Mad Money guy I see everywhere these days!) tell us that, unless we need money right away, we should hold tight and ride it out.
I’m no financial expert, but I am an expert in parenting (see all my parenting books on the right). So, for all you new mothers who are stressed out enough just caring for your newborn, think of the economy as your vagina after childbirth. Both areas have taken quite a beating and there certainly has been some damage. That’s why, whenever you get your investment statements or you’re tempted to check out your financial websites to see how you’re faring, take the advice your doctor gave you about your nether-regions: DON’T LOOK! Give things some time to heal and with any lucky, things will get better and you can take a quick peak. But be realistic about your expectations and don’t expect things to line up they way they did for a good long time.