Silver Linings and Giant Dark Clouds

Last night I had a good long talk with a dear friend over a glass of wine and Google Hangouts. I am still savoring the warm feeling of connection, and gratitude for our friendship. Among other things, we talked about the rollercoaster of emotion we are all riding, and grappling with the challenge of feeling … Continue reading Silver Linings and Giant Dark Clouds

First Book, First Reading

Oh, hi. It's me again. Surfacing after months of quiet here on the blog to say, I made a book, and now it's a real and beautiful object in the world, and I'm thrilled. Rupture, Light is a chapbook just published by Finishing Line Press. It's a collection touching on themes of loss, faith, and … Continue reading First Book, First Reading

On Creativity, Marriage, and Parenting on Coffee + Crumbs

  I'm delighted to share my essay "Through," published this month on Coffee + Crumbs. This essay is about how becoming a parent transformed my relationships-- to my husband and to my creative work. Coffee + Crumbs has been a lifeline in these early years of parenting. I've looked forward to each new essay appearing on this collaborative … Continue reading On Creativity, Marriage, and Parenting on Coffee + Crumbs

An Essay on Growth Charts at Mothers Always Write

Read my essay from November about childhood growth charts. In it, I reflect on what it means to measure your child's growth, and your own personal growth as a parent. I'm catching up here on the site after a bit of a post-election hiatus from social media and the digital world in general. I wanted to be sure to … Continue reading An Essay on Growth Charts at Mothers Always Write

On Anxiety, Prayer, and Mothering at Hip Mama

I forgot to post that I have an article up at Hip Mama! In September, I participated in the Literary Kitchen Personal Essay Intensive, and wrote the rough drafts of five new essays in under two weeks. This is one of them. (This was an incredible workshop I highly recommend for both new and experienced writers! … Continue reading On Anxiety, Prayer, and Mothering at Hip Mama