Parenting

A New Kind of Living Space (Irving Parent – November 2006)

My essay, "A New Kind of Living Space," was reprinted in the regional parenting magazine Irving Parent in November 2006.  The essay first appeared in the Christian Science Monitor titled as "Our Home’s Designer Look, Courtesy of Fisher-Price." 

Talking About the Problem (Literary Mama – 22 January 2007)

My Op-Ed on the lack of desire to discuss the efficacy (or lack thereof) of Megan’s Law is now up on the Literary Mama website.  Excerpt: Not long ago, I was discussing the DaiShin WolfHawk case with some friends, most

A New Kind of Living Space (Kansas City Parent – Winter 2006)

My essay "A New Kind of Living Space" was reprinted in Kansas City Parent magazine.  The essay originally appeared in the Christian Science Monitor titled "Our Home’s Designer Look, Courtesy of Fisher-Price" in December 2005.

A Baby’s Favorite Plaything (Christian Science Monitor – 27 November 2006)

My essay on being my son's favorite toy (and the many embarrassing public performances that accompanied that honor) appears today in the Christian Science Monitor. Excerpt: Like most expectant mothers, I read a number of books about pregnancy, wanting to

Understanding, Lost and Found in Translation (The Washington Post – 7 August 2006)

My essay, "Understanding, Lost and Found in Translation" appears today in the Style section of the Washington Post.  Excerpt: Alittle less than a year into my husband’s tour of duty with the Army in Germany, I lay in a bed

Infant Potty Training: One Mom’s Diary (American Baby – April 2006)

A diary about my experiences trying elimination communication, or infant potty training, with my son, Chet, appeared in American Baby’s April 2006 issue.  Here is an excerpt: The First 5 Days I was skeptical about elimination communication (EC), but I

Normal (Literary Mama – April 2006)

My essay Normal appeared on the Literary Mama website in April 2006.  It’s a piece about my sojourn in the NICU with my premature son. Excerpt: He lies face down in a glass box, his tiny face glowing golden from

Our Home’s Designer Look, Courtesy of Fisher-Price (Christian Science Monitor – 1 December 2005)

An essay about the home redecoration that a new baby requires was published in the Christian Science Monitor’s Home Forum section on 1 December 2005. Excerpt: Move over, Martha Stewart – I have redecorated my house and it is fabulous!