From the Editor
November 21, 2018
When Literary Mama was celebrating its tenth anniversary and I was an editorial assistant here, I wrote this post about how I came to the journal. The story I told then is not the same story that I would tell …
October 18, 2018
As Literary Mama celebrates her fifteenth birthday we remember our original mission- to share stories from all the faces of motherhood. This month, we focus on the theme, Desiring Motherhood.
September 19, 2018
Parenting is one long series of stages—for both our children and ourselves—each with its own challenges and rewards.
August 1, 2018
The transition from summer to fall is almost here. It’s a season of change for many families as kids head back to school. It’s also a time of change here at Literary Mama.
June 20, 2018
What image comes to mind when you hear the term father? Someone old and bald? Young and fearless? Someone clad in scrubs, a business suit, or a chef’s hat? A person sitting behind an easel, painting, or in front of …
May 16, 2018
There’s a tendency to romanticize old-fashioned correspondence, now that it seems superfluous to modern life, but as a regular practice, it’s not so much a romantic indulgence as a discipline.
April 18, 2018
The April issue is here! Enjoy!
March 21, 2018
“History,” the presenter said, “is written from the perspective of the one who holds the pen. This museum is our turn to tell our history.”
YES! I thought. THAT is why I write! To explore my history, to share my perspective, and to choose the pen with which to write.
That same sentiment also informs every decision we make at Literary Mama, because we believe every mother has a story worth sharing and because we’re committed to sharing those stories.
February 21, 2018
My mother was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease almost three years ago, and the time has come for her and my dad to move somewhere safer. So, earlier this month, my two sisters and I met at my parents’ home to …
January 17, 2018
We’re bombarded by exhortations to live life to the fullest, upbraided for being too conventional or too responsible or not responsible enough, for merely scraping by when we could be thriving.