MOST RECENT ARTICLES BY:

Lydia Kiesling

  1. the future
    The Return of My Garbage SelfEverything feels so close now, including her.
  2. kindercares
    Can I Talk to You About Preschool for All?It wasn’t easy, but after years of organizing, my county in Oregon will have universal early-childhood education.
  3. 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.
  4. first person
    Who Knew Meal Planning Could Make Me Feel This Way?I’m not a good cook, but I am a determined one.
  5. the low hum
    The Whale in the RoomWhat can I tell my daughters about climate disaster?
  6. let’s stay together
    I Met My Husband When I Was 22 and WildHow did I make the decision that truly mattered?
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. review
    Did Hype Kill the ‘Cat Person’ Book?Maybe it never had a chance.
  10. first person
    We Were in the Kitchen When We Heard Christine Blasey FordMy two young daughters, their dad, and me.
  11. first person
    Becoming a Woman Who Yells at Her ChildrenNo other transition in my life has shocked me more.
  12. aspiration
    The Evolution of a Mormon Mommy BloggerFor the blogger formerly known as Nat the Fat Rat, the label no longer quite fits.
  13. 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.”
  14. parenthood
    The Crazy-Making Sophistication of Modern At-Home Pregnancy TestsHow forces have conspired to create the “pee-stick fugue state.”
  15. first person
    Throwing Away the Most Beautiful Dress I Ever OwnedAnd what I realized once I finally got rid of it.