Iron Baby

I don’t write much about my kids on my blog. I write a little more about them on social media, and even then I never share their names. As a semi-semi-semi-semi-public figure, I want to keep my kids’ identities somewhat private. But at the same time, as a...

Happy Other’s Day

I have two children, but there were times in my life when I wasn’t certain that I would make the choice to become a mother. I didn’t know that Mother’s Day would be a special day for me. Kids were a 50/50 thing. I opened my Twitter feed this morning,...

Why Retreat?

This past week, I retreated up to an artist’s center in the N.C. mountains to get some writing done. This is a practice my mother refers to as a “taking a vacation.” But it wasn’t a vacation, not in the sense that she means. Those of us who...