MOST RECENT ARTICLES BY:

Lydia Kiesling

  1. q&a
    She Joked About Writing the Great Zambian Novel. Then She Did It.Namwali Serpell and I spoke about day jobs, novel-writing, mortality, and grief.
  2. it's all relative
    What I Want to Hand Down to My Daughters, and What I Don’tIt would seem that family is inescapably about inheritances.
  3. review
    Did Hype Kill the ‘Cat Person’ Book?Maybe it never had a chance.
  4. first person
    We Were in the Kitchen When We Heard Christine Blasey FordMy two young daughters, their dad, and me.
  5. first person
    Becoming a Woman Who Yells at Her ChildrenNo other transition in my life has shocked me more.
  6. aspiration
    The Evolution of a Mormon Mommy BloggerFor the blogger formerly known as Nat the Fat Rat, the label no longer quite fits.
  7. new mom
    What Does Being Pregnant Feel Like? Part I“Sometimes I felt enormously beautiful, like Venus herself arising from the sea, and sometimes I felt just enormous.”
  8. parenthood
    The Crazy-Making Sophistication of Modern At-Home Pregnancy TestsHow forces have conspired to create the “pee-stick fugue state.”
  9. first person
    Throwing Away the Most Beautiful Dress I Ever OwnedAnd what I realized once I finally got rid of it.