More than a Mother

Exploring the landscape of modern motherhood and more
In Praise of Childcare

In Praise of Childcare

I feel like I could write this entire blog post in one sentence, and that sentence goes like this: I am so effing grateful for childcare. But since you've all come to know me as a bit more, well, verbose, hear me out. When L was born, I proudly stayed home from work...

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Gorgeous Summer Meals

Gorgeous Summer Meals

Ah, summer! The other day in the car we listened to this Robot or Not podcast about whether it's better to have changing seasons or nice weather all the time. The New Englander in me immediately said "seasons," though if I'm honest, I haven't terribly missed those...

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What the Fork Is For Dinner?

What the Fork Is For Dinner?

My friend Mattison sent me this video the other day of her parents preparing a feast for Chinese New Year. Immigrants from China via Vietnam, they worked for hours—days—weeks?—preparing the food. The level of food prep is astounding. There are scenes of her mom...

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How to Be an Activist: Five Practical Tips

How to Be an Activist: Five Practical Tips

The other day, I asked my friend Sho, founder of my Indivisible activism group, what political stuff she was working on. "Honestly," she said, "these days I'm mostly just trying to advocate for my daughter to get the school services she needs." I doubt she realized it...

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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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