Wednesday, November 14, 2012

One Mom on Mamalode



I am honored to be published today on the beautiful on-line parenting magazine Mamalode.

You may already be a huge fan of Kelle Hampton?  Umm, who isn't?  Kelle is a regular contributor and photographer for Mamalode, and you may recognize her beautiful babies on many of the covers.


I have been working with my seniors on college essays; it is a daunting task to teach them to be efficient with language, to keep their essays under 500 words. As an act of karma, I was asked to trim my 2000 word essay about my dad's death to under 600 words.

With help from the gracious editors at Mamalode, rewriting this essay was a hard but really gratifying process.  After substantial trimming, what is left is the heart of the experience.

 You can read it here. We Come. We Go. We Love.

1 comments:

6512 and growing said...

Loved your piece on Mamalode. Brave and beautiful writing.