I'm excited to have my first 2018 byline appear in Scary Mommy. You can read Confessions of the (Former) Go-To-Parent here.
I drafted this essay last May on a self-created Amtrak writing residency It wasn't until a writing retreat last month in Florence, Italy, that I finished editing it and submitted it for publication. Yes, writing - and everything else - definitely takes longer once adding parenting duties into the daily juggling act. But thanks to a supportive and encouraging partner and Cynthia Kane's book How to Communicate Like a Buddhist, writing does eventually happen.