My Debut In The New York Times!

I cannot believe I get to type this: Today, for the first time, I have a piece The New York Times! When I decided to take a crack at being a writer, I imagined someday, perhaps, maybe getting published in The Times.  I thought a good reach goal was to do this by the timeContinue reading “My Debut In The New York Times!”

2020 Publishing Round-Up

Early last year, before the pandemic hit, I made a secret goal that felt like a huge reach: To try to get published in one new publication per month. At the time, this equaled about 9 publications. I really didn’t think I could do it. When the pandemic hit, I really, really didn’t think I could do it. Read on to see whether I was right.

New Research Published in The Journal of Traumatic Stress

Did you know that before I pivoted to being a full-time mom and freelance writer, I worked as a mental health researcher for the Department of Veteran Affairs? It’s true! I wanted to be a mental health researcher because I believe a scientific approach is the best tool we have to help chip away atContinue reading “New Research Published in The Journal of Traumatic Stress”

My Latest For PALS: A Potential Space

When I thought about what I would write about for my bi-monthly spot in Pregnancy After Loss Support’s publishing calendar, my mind flashed back to something a doctor said to me right before an important ultrasound. She said, “A uterus is a potential space.” It’s an interesting way to talk about an organ but I think the reason the moment came to me wasn’t because of biology.

Interview in Slate

When I opened the March 11 email from my son’s school, I learned life wouldn’t be going back to normal after spring break. Based on what I knew about children in general, my kids in particular, and myself, I knew what I had to do next: Make a schedule. Six months later, Slate’s executive editor wanted to hear from me about how that worked out for us. I was happy to talk.

Featured in Distance Learning Tips

When I was asked to share distance learning tips with Her Agenda, I was nervous. I’ve never had a child start kindergarten in distance learning during a global pandemic before. What advice did I have to share? Then I remembered: no one has had a child start kindergarten in distance learning during a global pandemic before. We are all just figuring this out as we go. Here’s what I’m figuring.