Other Writing

“We Are Not A ‘Busy’ Family Anymore, And Life Is So Much Better” for Scary Mommy

But it was that one Monday afternoon, sometime in late fall, as I buckled all the kids into car seats after those godforsaken swimming lessons, that I began to wonder if our lives needed to look like this.

“How Foster Parenting Changed the Kind of Mom I Am” for Today’s Parent

When my husband and I became foster parents three years ago, we expected a lot of things. We expected to welcome children who needed love, security and stability into our home, quickly and sometimes without much notice. We expected to have to parent through a lot of emotions and trauma and to be a temporary safe place during turbulent times. We expected to say goodbye to kids we loved and would miss dearly. What I didn’t expect was how becoming a foster mom would change the way I approach parenting.

I was a guest on Caroline Donahue’s podcast, the Secret Library Podcast, chatting about editing and writing.