From the Editor
September 18, 2019
“I know the world is bruised and bleeding, and though it is important not to ignore its pain, it is also critical to refuse to succumb to its malevolence. Like failure, chaos contains information that can lead to knowledge—even wisdom. …
June 19, 2019
This month we celebrate Father’s Day. We are grateful to the enthusiastic dads who taught us to ride bikes or make art or play football, the courageous dads who joined the military to fight for their country, the loyal dads …
May 15, 2019
Many of us, regardless of our age, have a tendency to downplay the value of our work or cast aspersions on its quality, whether we’re talking about our housework, volunteer work, artwork, or whatever we do to pay the bills.
April 17, 2019
When I was a child, I refused to show true emotion. Fear, love, anger. I bottled those up, turned inward and . . . ended up with stomach pains. Eventually, I learned that writing could help me reconcile most of …
February 20, 2019
For months, my boys couldn’t seem to get their room clean, no matter how many enticements were offered and lost. The clutter on the floor would ebb and flow and never disappear. Finally, my husband and I realized that there were far more books in that room than could be put away, even with a full wall of built-in shelf space.
January 16, 2019
I’m not a Virgo, but I was born close enough to the cusp to love making lists, and the turn of a new year is prime list-making season. Each January 1st, I sit down and pen not only resolutions but …
December 19, 2018
Several weeks ago, one of my children asked if we’d be traveling for any holidays this year. My answer—an unequivocal “no,”—didn’t bother her: she’s as much of a homebody as I am. She shared that while she was “glad not …
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.