Pushing her red-haired daughter into the world was, Elrena Evans realizes, the coolest thing she had ever done. Now they nurse, watch Star Trek, read The Baby Goes Beep, navigate graduate school meetings, and nurse a whole lot more. Together, they are Birthing: A Process in Vignettes. You read it here first; read it again in the new anthology Twentysomething Essays by Twentysomething Writers: On New Jobs, Old Loves, Fighting the Man, Having a Kid, Saving the World, and Everything in Between.
Caroline M. Grant served on the editorial board of Literary Mama for over ten years, including five as Editor-in-Chief. She is currently Associate Director of the Sustainable Arts Foundation, which provides grants to writers and artists with children.
She is the co-editor of two anthologies: The Cassoulet Saved Our Marriage: True Tales of Food, Family, and How We Learn to Eat (Roost Books, 2013) and Mama, PhD: Women Write about Motherhood and Academic Life (Rutgers University Press, 2008). Her column, Mama at the Movies, ran on Literary Mama for six years; she has published essays in a number of other journals and anthologies.
She lives in San Francisco with her husband and two sons; she writes about food and family on her blog and at Learning to Eat. Visit her website for more information, including clips from her radio and television events.
Caroline is former editor-in-chief for Literary Mama.
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