On Saturday evening, Dan and I were browsing at a used bookstore. It smelled like old books and burnt coffee. Fluorescent lighting cast an unnaturally bright glow on the jam-packed shelves. Not counting the woman who wouldn't stop talking loudly on her cell phone (and who wouldn't even pause her conversation to pay for her … Continue reading Saying Yes is Overrated—This is Why No is Actually the Best (Even if You Have FOMO)
I was at my friend’s Halloween party, standing by myself, holding a red Solo cup of Chardonnay, and wishing I’d put some effort into my costume. Wearing a flowy tank top to hide my post-partum belly, skinny jeans, and a hat shaped like a pineapple, my look was, ”I have a baby and a toddler … Continue reading If You’re Scared You’re Winning
If you follow me on Facebook or Twitter, you might have noticed that an essay I wrote got published at the Washington Post. (Click here to read it). It explores why, as someone who eschews mainstream sports, I find so much joy in my young daughters' loyalty to the Red Sox. In it I write, … Continue reading To Get Your Personal Essay Published, Try This.
Last week I was thrilled to see my article on Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) on The Washington Post's On Parenting Section. I knew I wanted to write about this topic ever since Sweet Pea came home from school practicing (and teaching us) her "soup breathing," "birthday cake breathing," and "pretzel breathing." Her teacher doesn't … Continue reading My Article on Social and Emotional Learning in The Washington Post
I'm not great with metrics but I think it's fair to say that I wrote more this year than I've ever written in my life put together, except maybe the year I did NaNoWriMo. I wrote at least once a week for Parent Co., which was my main gig, plus I wrote regularly for a couple … Continue reading The best thing that ever happened to my writing life