In Beyond One: Growing a Family and Getting a Life, Jennifer Hull chronicles her leap from one child to two, describing the enormous impact having a second child has on a woman’s body, marriage, family life, friendships and work.
"Would I be able to address my own needs once outnumbered by little people? Would I ever have coffee with a friend again? Fit into my jeans? Feel attractive? Have time for—or even want to have—sex?" More
Francine M. Deutsch, author of Halving It All: How Equally Shared Parenting Works.
“Beyond One is like a conversation with the older sister who had her two kids before you had yours. Jennifer Hull tells it like it is when the house shrinks and the heart grows and she manages to tell the story of family without being depressing or cloying--no mean feat when motherhood is the topic.” –
Martha Brockenbrough, author of It Could Happen to You: Diary of a Pregnancy and Beyond.
From Beyond One: “Who, I wondered, would I be beyond one—not just as mother, but as woman, wife, and friend. Would I be able to address my own needs once outnumbered by little people? Could I love two and still stay close to my firstborn? How would I juggle writing with another child? Would I ever have coffee with a friend again? See a movie? What about that big number on the scale?”
Read an excerpt from this award-winning book on having the second child.