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Reading ‘Round the Blogosphere


A sampling of blog posts from Literary Mama editors and friends

… or in other words: blog posts that have pulled me away from my own writing because they’re instructive, informative, interesting, or IMHO, just a plain ol’ good read…

I hope you enjoy them as much as I did and if so, please consider following or subscribing to the individual blog(s). That way, you won’t miss any posts and you’ll help build his/her readership.


At Motherlode, the parenting blog for the New York Times: Our own Kate Haas describes her summer mother-son project in The Case for Bribing Kids to Memorize Poetry.

At Full Grown People: Ellen Blum Barish is trying to make sense of a friend's suicide in Strawberries in the Driveway.

 At Brain, Mother, the blog for Brain, Child Magazine:  Robin Finn knows her son struggles with impulsivity and hyperactivity, but that doesn't make him a bull in a china shop she writes in What if it was Your Son?  and Kristina Cerise explores a variety of responses to a seemingly simple question in The Whole Truth.

At Writer Unboxed: "Imagining is the job of the fiction writer, "writes Tracey Hahn-Burkett in Imaging Beyond One's Own Experience.

At Grammarphobia: Pat O'Conner explains why the American Dialect Society chose "because" as its 2013 Word of the Year and shares some interesting tidbits about its history in Because and effect.


And from your Literary Mama editors:


Unfinished.  "The busy-ness of life never allowed her to get to staining the bookshelves. At least, that's what she tells herself " writes Profiles Editor Christina Consolino.

Forty, Pregnant, and Failing at Friendship? Literary Reflections Assistant Editor, Jessica Smock, asks "how does turning 40 and being pregnant affect friendships?"  and addresses the terms "geriatric pregnancy" and "advanced maternal age" in this essay.

Karna Converse is a freelance writer who’s written everything from technical documentation and price proposals to newsletter articles, devotionals, personal profiles and essays. Her essays have been published in a variety of regional and national publications, including The Christian Science Monitor, Notre Dame Magazine, the Cup of Comfort and Chicken Soup anthologies, Our Iowa, and on Iowa Public Radio. She and her husband are parents to three young adults. Karna is a former blog editor, senior editor, managing editor, and editor-in-chief of Literary Mama.

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