Views from the Home Office Window
On Motherhood, Family, and Life
In this collection of insightful essays, columnist Ellen Blum Barish takes readers on an intimate journey of discovery as she comes to understand herself in relation to her children, marriage, work, friendships and the world. Written over a decade of her life from three home office window views, these columns chronicle her life as a working mother who wraps her career around the pace of her children’s lives as both compete for her attention. These lyrical pieces are rich with self-disclosing anecdotes, universal themes and illuminating moments. Barish’s ruminations remind us that once a woman becomes a mother, her perspective on life changes, which can shed light on who she is and what matters most.