I am excited and grateful to participate in Rachel Cedar’s series, 28 Days of Play, where mothers and fathers discuss their desire or reluctance to play with their children. As parents, we provide our kids with basic needs, but how often do we play with them? When Rachel asked me to contribute my thoughts on how I play with my daughter, I paused an anxiety churned in my gut. The questions and guilt started tumbling in my head. Thanks to Nina Badzin for the introduction and Rachel Cedar for this opportunity. The insights continue throughout the month, so please visit Rachel’s site You Plus 2 Parenting and explore essays from writers that I regularly read and admire.
Welcome! I am a lawyer turned freelance writer, essayist, and editor. On staff at Literary Mama and the co-founder and co-editor of the literary journal, The Sunlight Press, my essays and reported work have appeared in The Washington Post, The Lily, Saveur, Civil Eats, Brain, Child, ESPN and elsewhere. I am currently at work on a memoir on grief and culture and how it provides perspective on life’s ordinary graces. I invite you to appreciate the ordinary with me. I hope my daily practice of seeing the magic in the mundane helps you celebrate and find more of these moments in your life too. Read More