MOST RECENT ARTICLES BY:

Lydia Kiesling

  1. write it
    What Drives Me to Write?I’ve been thinking more about how and why I want to express the things that feel so urgent.
  2. first person
    Who Knew Meal Planning Could Make Me Feel This Way?I’m not a good cook, but I am a determined one.
  3. the low hum
    The Whale in the RoomWhat can I tell my daughters about climate disaster?
  4. let's stay together
    I Met My Husband When I Was 22 and WildHow did I make the decision that truly mattered?
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. review
    Did Hype Kill the ‘Cat Person’ Book?Maybe it never had a chance.
  8. first person
    We Were in the Kitchen When We Heard Christine Blasey FordMy two young daughters, their dad, and me.
  9. first person
    Becoming a Woman Who Yells at Her ChildrenNo other transition in my life has shocked me more.
  10. aspiration
    The Evolution of a Mormon Mommy BloggerFor the blogger formerly known as Nat the Fat Rat, the label no longer quite fits.
  11. 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.”
  12. parenthood
    The Crazy-Making Sophistication of Modern At-Home Pregnancy TestsHow forces have conspired to create the “pee-stick fugue state.”
  13. first person
    Throwing Away the Most Beautiful Dress I Ever OwnedAnd what I realized once I finally got rid of it.