Your Creative Work: Sacred or Essential?

Jo March, the protagonist in Little Women, has long been a sort of patron saint of writing for me. Ever since my first introduction to Little Women with a screening of the 1994 movie starring Winona Ryder as Jo when I was 10 years old, I found myself identifying with Jo: her drive to tell... Continue Reading →

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Work It: Thoughts on Stay at Home Motherhood and Why I’m Not Sure I Can Do It Anymore

When I turned 16, my parents basically said, “You’re old enough to get a job, so now, if you want to buy something, you’ll need to pay for it.” I half-heartedly searched for jobs until I landed a gig at the movie theater where a few of my friends worked. I wore a collared white... Continue Reading →

When It Takes a Long Time (Like, 7 Months) to Start Enjoying Your Baby

It takes me a long time to adjust to change—an embarrassingly long time. Motherhood, and taking care of a baby day in and day out, has been no exception. In some of my grumpiest, most melancholy, or—let’s be honest—crazy moments, Robert has said something to the effect of, “Well, at least I know you’ll be... Continue Reading →

Making Room for All the Feels: Thoughts on Pregnancy

So far, pregnancy has not been one of those life experiences that feels exactly like I thought it would. I’m not luminously wondering over the mystery of what’s going on inside my body, or joyfully anticipating the birth of our first child. Instead, I’m vacillating between completely shutting down and going on autopilot (proof of this:... Continue Reading →

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