From the Editor
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.
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 …