“It takes courage to write about motherhood in a culture that sets women with children on the sidelines, and it takes even greater courage to give voice to the powerful emotions and fears that swirl deep beneath the surface of our daily lives, informing and shaping our relationships with our children and the world at large.”

—Kathleen Hirsch and Katrina Kenison, Mothers: 20 Stories of Contemporary Motherhood

 

Essays

Cold” in River Teeth‘s “Beautiful Things” (October 19, 2015).

The Bard of Rock: Honoring Charles M. Young” in The Macalester Today (Winter, 2015).

Primed” (adapted from Ready for Air) in Mamalode (October 14, 2013).

Becoming a Sanvicentena: Five Stages” in Brevity #32 (January, 2010).

Afraid of Loving Her” in Motherlode in nytimes.com (February 12, 2009).

Go, Mama, Go!” in Minnesota Parent (September, 2007).

“The Milkmaid” in MotherVerse, Issue #7 (Fall, 2007).

“Mothers’ Words Speak Volumes” in the Minneapolis Star Tribune (July 14, 2007).

The Nuk Princess” in Minnesota Parent (May, 2007).

 

Reviews and Profiles

Loosen Up: A Review of Dinty W. Moore’s Dear Mister Essay Writer Guy” in River Teeth (November 1, 2015).

Puzzles, Form, Compassion and Humor: An Interview with Dinty W. Moore” in Los Angeles Review of Books (October 27, 2015).

A Conversation with Amy Shearn” in Literary Mama (August 17, 2013).

An Interview with Bonnie J. Rough” in Literary Mama (November 28, 2010).

Broadening the Motherhood Discussion: A Review of Who’s Your Mama and Unbuttoned” in Literary Mama (March 21, 2010).

The Making of a Political Mama: A Profile of Shari MacDonald Strong” in Literary Mama (August 23, 2009).

Writing Ambivalence.” Review of The Baby Lottery and Interview with Author Kathryn Trueblood in mamazine (March, 2008).

A review of Suzanne Kamata’s Losing Kei in mamazine (January, 2008).

“A Life Fully Lived: Deborah Garrison’s New Poems: A Review of The Second Child and an Interview With the Author” in mamazine (July, 2007).

 

Articles

“Make Your Mark: The Writer’s Guide to Trademark” in Poets & Writers (Sept/Oct 2013).

“The Importance of Face Time: Making the Most of Writing Conferences” and “It’s Not a Hobby: Writing and the Value of Non-paid Work” in the anthology Women Writing on Family: Tips on Writing, Teaching and Publishing (2012).

Cross-country Skiing, Profile on Jen Rolfes” in Edina Magazine (Winter, 2010).

Teaming Up: College Outreach Programs Promote Activity and Well-being” in Connect! (Fall, 2009).

Inquiring Minds: Ongoing Teacher Development Supports Best Practices” in Connect! (Fall, 2008).

A Make or Break Relationship: Graduate Students and Their Advisers Navigate a Challenging Course” in Connect! (November, 2007).

“CaringBridge: A Conduit for Hope and Support” in the May/June 2007 issue of Preemie Magazine.

“Hit the Road: 4 Tips for Happy Traveling with Your Preemie” in the May/June 2007 issue of Preemie Magazine.