“The Pajama Diaries” details the personal life of Jill Kaplan, a contemporary working mom trying to juggle it all — work life, family life, and sex life (or lack thereof) — without going bonkers. The characters age in real time so readers can enjoy and relate to each new challenge that awaits Jill and her family. The subjects range from everyday silliness to social commentary. It is a sounding board for modern, multitasking women and their families.

Jill-rushed-2015A loving wife and devoted mother of two girls, she manages to balance work, family, and everything in between with a wicked sense of humor. Armed with a to-do list a mile long, Jill manages to accomplish in one day what a small army could barely manage in a week. Maintaining her own identity is important, so Jill keeps a journal and writes blog posts where she vents about her chaotic life and shares her thoughts and aspirations.



Rob2015Rob is Jill’s easygoing husband and tag-team
partner in parenting. He works in I.T., so his logical
nature is a perfect match for Jill’s artsy and creative
counterpart. He is the yin to Jill’s yang (or is it
the other way around?). As the lone male in a
household of feisty females, he knows that the
female is always right. Right, Rob?




Jill and Rob’s daughters. Spirited Amy is in college, where she is learning to navigate dorm life, exams, and midnight cafeteria offerings. Sweet-natured Jess is in high school and is quickly discovering how much she enjoys the life of an only child.

Perfectville2015Jill and Rob jokingly refer to their neighbors
across the street as “Perfectville” for their
neat and seemingly “perfect” household.
From their pristine lawn and always appropriate
housewarming gifts, Jill is both envious and
amazed by her neighbors who appear to do
no wrong.




Friends2015Jill’s close-knit circle of friends.
Both women have kids, as well as various careers and personal lives. They meet up for the occasional dinner or Girls’ Night Out, where they drink one glass of wine (wink, wink), catch up on gossip, and commiserate with each other.


Sophie2015R.I.P. Grandma Sophie! [2006-2018] Rob’s late grandmother who took perverse pleasure in reminding Jill about what it was like “back in the day” when women instinctively knew how to be a happy homemaker and run an efficient household.





80sJill-2015Jill’s subconscious voice of reason (or in
certain cases, unreason). Represented as her
teenaged self, 80’s Jill sporadically appears
in the bathroom mirror to broadcast her opinions.
Often, she brings along old friends from
days gone by.