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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.

visual schedule Emily P.G. Erickson made for her children

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.

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Hi, I’m Emily.

I am a Minnesota-based writer and hold a master’s degree in psychology. I’m known for my thoughtful, compassionate essays about mental health, mindfulness, and motherhood. My writing has been featured in Forge, Scary Mommy, Motherly, and more.

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