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Today at The Motherlode in the New York Times, I write about the first time I let my now-husband “solo” with my daughter: he forgot to feed her, and I “forgot” not to yell at him in front of her. I had to learn to let them become a family.

Thanks for reading… He Was Ready to Be a Stepdad. Was I Ready to Let Him?

 

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My favorite picture books about love

February 13, 2015

In honor of Valentine’s Day, a list of my favorite picture books with a love-theme. Some new books I’m reading with my toddler these days… and ones I’ve saved from a decade ago when I read to my older daughter: Found By Salina Yoon My sister recently gave us this sweet books, about a bear […]

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Come out and hear me at Lit Crawl on Saturday, Oct. 18

September 30, 2014

I’m thrilled to be reading with Lit Camp — the juried writers conference sponsored by the SF Writers Grotto — during San Francisco’s annual Lit Crawl on Saturday, October 18. Six writers will be sharing tales of poor judgment, lack of regret, and possible depravity.  I encourage you to come to any of the Lit […]

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Small as an Elephant: Book Give Away with Jennifer Jacobson

August 15, 2014

Small as an Elephant, by Jennifer Jacobson, is one of the most beautiful, heart-wrenching middle grade novels I’ve ever read. Jack’s mom is gone again. This time, she has left 11-year-old Jack alone on a campsite in Maine. When he wakes up, there is no sign of his mother, who suffers from bipolar disorder — no […]

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Snapshot: How to blend your family and have another baby

July 5, 2014

When I sent an over-the-top enthusiastic email to the lovely Jessica Ashley from Sassafrass — because, wow, it’s amazing how much we have in common, including our ages (42), our years as single mamas (almost decade for each of us), the whole “Oh, you have two first names” comment we both must get, and now […]

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Write on Mamas Giveaway!

May 10, 2014

On Mothers Day, this one is for you, mamas! Thank you for picking up your kids when they fall and holding them tight. Thank you for giving and doing it all when you’re out of steam. On that note… I’m thrilled to introduce you to the Write On Mamas! Founded out of a desire to […]

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A Smidgen of Sky: Book Give Away with Dianna Dorisi Winget

April 10, 2014

When Dianna Dorisi Winget got married, she became an instant mom to a 4-year-old son and 11-year-old daughter. Their mother had died from cancer two years earlier. Dianna and her husband went on to add another daughter to their family. That experience is what planted the seed for Dianna’s first novel. I recently read her debut […]

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