Listen to Your Mother Archive

Listen to Your Mother Call for Submissions

Last year, I got to participate in Sacramento’s first Listen to Your Mother live reading. At a Writers Who Wine evening out, Margaret Andrews gave me a little slip of paper saying they were seeking stories about motherhood. I thought, “I could probably bang together something about motherhood.” And I did. On Mother’s Day, 2013,
Category: Life

She Needs Groceries: Written Version

I remember those days clearly. There I’d be, shopping in Target with all of my disposable income, buying something frivolous, like a CD or a new toothbrush when my current one was two and a half months old. And then, bam! My peace would be shattered by a shopping cart full of wailing toddlers. Or
Category: Uncategorized

She Needs Groceries: Live Reading

At long last, they have posted the videos from the 2013 Listen to Your Mother show. Here’s my reading. Enjoy! If you’d rather read the essay yourself or don’t have time for a video, here’s the written version. Thankfully, though the video did not come out in very good quality, Sarah Maren Photographers came through
Category: Funnies

So, You Would Like to Have Three Children…

I regularly speak with people who have zero children, or one child, or two children. And they tell me they might consider or would like to have three children. My first impulse, I will own, is to bark, “No, you don’t want three kids.” But that is not helpful, I know this. So here’s what
Category: Life

My Radio Interview

I have gotten a link to the interview I got to participate in on Capital Public Radio last week, leading up to the Listen to Your Mother show. I had so much fun, both on the radio and in the actual show, which was last night. I tend to find myself chatting to strangers
Category: Life

Listen to Your Mother

Yesterday, I got to go have my picture taken by the most amazing photographer–for free! If you know me, you know that “free stuff” is kind of my love language. But so is being made to feel pretty by Lisa Smiley’s awesome photography skills. “Why this free photography?” you might ask. “And why are you
Category: Life