More than a Mother

Exploring the landscape of modern motherhood and more

Sleep Training Sucks. Here’s Why

I started to lose my mind. I started to drink too much tea and eat too many of these Trader Joe’s dark chocolate peanut butter cups. And I started to post desperate status updates on Facebook. And ponder the dreaded Sleep Training.

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The Working Mom’s Lament

I’m not complaining. Really. But it does suck to be a working mom sometimes. I’m up half the night nursing. I rally at seven (fine, maybe 7:30), stagger into the shower, out to make tea. Rush the baby to the nanny, rush back home to plan class. Pump. Wash... read more

5 Loving Tips for Political Parenting

The other night, I had a big old nasty cry. Many of us have cried since the 2016 presidential election, some of us every day, some of us more sporadically, and some of us, Trump supporters or those more measured or those whose tear ducts no longer work, not at all.... read more

Homecoming in Norway

We went back to Norway. Just over seven years ago, my son L was born in Oslo, when B had a Fulbright and I got pregnant and we stayed awhile. It has felt, all these years, like something out of mythology, our 15 months in Norway, L’s birth, the four months... read more

About Me

I'm working from the premise that motherhood is not just all diapers, tantrums, and setting limits. It's interesting. Okay, sometimes.

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The book anthology "Show Me All Your Scars" featuring my essay "A Little Crazy" is out now!

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