Literary Mama writing about the many faces of motherhood
Columns: Birthing the Mother Writer
2015
Motherhood is Always Saying Good-bye: My Last “Birthing the Mother Writer” Column
Reader Response to Birthing the Mother Writer Class 5: The Spectrum of Creative Nonfiction
Birthing the Mother Writer Class 5: The Spectrum of Creative Nonfiction
Reader Response to Birthing the Mother Writer Class 4: The Roll/Role of Dialogue in Fiction
Birthing the Mother Writer Class 4: The Roll/Role of Dialogue in Fiction
Reader Response to Birthing the Mother Writer Class 3: The Arc/Ark of Narrative
Birthing the Mother Writer Class 3: The Arc/Ark of Narrative
2014
Reader Responses to Birthing the Mother Writer Class 2: How to Claim Yourself as a Mother Poet
Birthing the Mother Writer Class 2: The Deeper Stuff of Poetry
Reader Response to Class 1: Poetry is the Map
Birthing the Mother is Back! Class 1: Poetry is the Map
Editor Response to Renewal: Beginning a New Season in the Mother Writer Life
Renewal: Beginning a New Season in the Mother Writer Life
Reader Response to Fallow: Remembering that Before Birth Comes the Cave
Fallow: Remembering that Before Birth Comes the Cave
2013
Reader Response to Pruning: Centering Your Writing Around Its Roots
Pruning: Centering Your Writing Around Its Roots
Reader Response to Gathering in the Harvest of Girls: On Mothering, Desire, and Writing
Gathering in the Harvest of Girls: On Mothering, Desire, and Writing
Reader Response to Fruiting: What Happens After You Become a Published Writer
Fruiting: What Happens After You Become a Published Writer (A Guide for When the Fruits of Your Labor Start Coming In)
Reader Response to Planting: Sowing the Seeds of the Self in One’s Own Writing Room
Planting: Sowing the Seeds of the Self in One’s Own Writing Room
Reader Response to Wintering: Moving within the Self as a Way of Conceiving One’s Own Writing
Wintering: Moving within the Self as a Way of Conceiving One’s Own Writing
Reader Response to Being a Natural Mother
2012
Being a Natural Mother
Reader Response to Desiring Natural Motherhood
Desiring Natural Motherhood
Reader Response to School for Mama
School for Mama
Reader Response to A Dozen Years
A Dozen Years
Reader Response to In spring, the daughter blossoms
In spring, the daughter blossoms
Reader Response to My New Year’s Resolution: Belly Time
My New Year’s Resolution: Belly Time
2011
Reader Response to The Poetry of Loss: On Mothering and Dealing with Death
The Poetry of Loss: On Mothering and Dealing with Death
Reader Response to “Essential French and Italian for Mamas”
Essential French and Italian for Mamas
Reader Response to “Daddy’s American”
“Daddy’s American”
Reader Responses to Awake
Awake
Reader Response to The Labyrinth of Motherhood
2010
The Labyrinth of Motherhood
Reader Response to Mother Bees: Gathering the Beautiful from the School Experience
Mother Bees: Gathering the Beautiful from the School Experience
Reader Response to Mother to Father
Three Poems: Mother to Father
Reader Response to Coming Out (as a Mother Writer)
Coming Out (as a Mother Writer)
Reader Response to Sleeping Beauty & The Fairy Prince: A Modern Retelling
Sleeping Beauty & The Fairy Prince: A Modern Retelling
Reader Response to Passing the Ball
2009
Passing the Ball
Reader Response to What We Carry From Our Mothers
What We Carry From Our Mothers
Reader Response to Notes from the Mother Journey
Notes from the Mother Journey: Using Journals to Reflect on Your Decision to Become a Mother