2015: all of the things

Here’s a confession: I feel a little weird about linking to pieces that I publish outside of this blog.  I feel somehow like I’m teasing you, pretending that there’s a new Goodnight Already post when really I’m just sending you somewhere else to read something that I wrote for another blog. It feels like bad hostessing, like I’m inviting you over for dinner and then revealing that, actually, we’re going out. (For the record, it doesn’t bother me at all when other bloggers do this. It’s just a personal hangup.) So I’ve saved my clips to share in one end-of-the-year roundup. Only it’s a day late. Here’s everything I published last year:

The New York Times Motherlode

Teaching Children to Love Bees, Not Fear Them

The Washington Post On Parenting

Reclaiming Our Neighborhood Roads

We’re Not Numb; We’re Desperate


The Myth of the Real Deal

Writing is the Antidote (to publishing in the digital age)

Cactus Heart

I’ve got an essay, “If I Could Have Two Minutes of Your Attention” in e-issue #13

Brain, Child

Making Peace with the Life I Didn’t Choose

I’m Not Sorry for Yelling

Dear Kindergarten Teacher

What a Father Is, and Isn’t

Explaining Gay Marriage to the Boy with Two Moms

What a Summer Should Be

My Bikini Body

Terrible Twos and Life Out of Balance

That Impossible R: On Speech Delays and Self-Confidence

When We See Our Kids for Who They Really Are

Happy New Year!

2015 image credit: http://exit977.org/2015/12/best-of-2015-you/


  1. Oh, yes! Yes to the awkwardness of linking back to essays published elsewhere (and I don’t judge others, but I feel so weird doing it. It’s aesthetically… Clumsy?) and yes to your awesome writing finding so many lovely homes. You inspire. Here’s to an inspiring 2016!

  2. Happy New Year! (Back from a blog break). Congrats to such a successful writing year- you’ve obviously been busy. I’ve thought about you some in the past year- with your full-time job and your two kids and all the writing you manage to get done around that… makes me feel like I have no right to excuses of not enough time. You’re inspiring.

    • It’s strange, but I find it so much easier to get my writing done now that time is so precious. I’m not sure how that works, but I’m trying to embrace it. (And it’s still a challenge! 🙂 )

  3. Congratulations! That is a magnificent list. Cool idea to wait until the end to share, though I follow some blogs that direct readers to other sites as they publish and it doesn’t bother me. Whatever works, I guess!

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