Literary Mama writing about the many faces of motherhood
Columns: Doing it Differently
2015
Practical Love
2014
Don’t Mention It
Empty Nest, Day One
T-shirt Time Machine
Common Ground
What’s Turning in the World
After All This Time
2013
Handling the Rejection
The Pause Button
The Price of Cool
Too Many Children
2012
After Sandy
The House on Sunnyside Street
Gossip’s Girl
Forever Young
Every Mother’s Son
My Double Life
2011
More Thursdays
At Home with a Teen
Unfinished Overseas
Staying a City Mouse
The Chapter on Being Fourteen
What Lies Beneath
2010
You’re My Mom. I Love You. But That Doesn’t Mean I Want to Hang Out With You.
Guardian Angels of the Staircase
But, in Things. . .
The Bootlegged Path to San Marco
My Easy Child
Dinner for Three
Love Always From Ruth
It Takes a Village
Mothering the Muse
Legacy
A Raw Ordeal
Photographs and Memories
Same Difference
2009
We Are Family
Meeting Hate Face to Face
Kitchen Table Judaism
Something Old/Something New
Guy Night
Imperfect Terms
Live at Maxwell’s
Rooting for the Home Team
The Sacred Nylabone of Now
Hail to the Chief
Our Houseful
Game Face
Happiness, Apparently, Is a Warm Gun
2008
Puppy Love
Getting to Yes
Another Mama for Obama
Hello Muddah
Sweet Child of Mine
Reading on My Mother’s Behalf
Frida and Me
Life, Death, and Middle School
Life in Parentheses
The Many Faces of Help
2007
Still Life with Shoes
That Other Kind of Waking
Better a Diamond
Vistas
Difficult Terrain
The Part That Stays
Down the Basement Steps
The Formula For Letting Go
The Stepfather Question
Phasing Out the Honeymoon Phase
Noticeable
2006
The Imagined Child
Hair Envy
Facing the City
Raising the Ruling Class
Good Sports
Coming Home
Beautiful Things
2005
Doing it Differently