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“This extraordinary book encompasses and embraces the complexities of 20th and 21st Century post-nuclear family realities. Lillibridge generally refers to the real-life characters of this psycho-drama as Girl, Mother, Stepmother, Father, and Brother, which makes the story read like a remarkable post-modern fairy tale. This book is absolutely of its time, adding to and illuminating a Zeitgeist that cannot, and will not, be turned back. The enduring need that ties together this new reality to old is this: How do we find ways to love each other? Real love is not without ambivalence, and that is true here. This is the great strength of Girlish, a compelling memoir for our time. ”
—Sue William Silverman, author of True Confessions, Lovesick, and The Pat Boone Fan Club: My Life as a White Anglo-Saxon Jew

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Irreverent Instructions for Making Bird Seed Ornaments

Fri Nov 16 2018

As a parent, I both love and loathe doing crafts with my children. I want them to make stuff. I just don’t have anywhere left to put the stuff they make, and my kids don’t want to get rid of anything, ever. This conundrum was solved with the Birdseed Ornament we made with our moms year after year. View at only-mama »

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Book Review of 16 Pills by Carley Moore

Wed Nov 14 2018

Carley Moore’s essay collection, 16 Pills, is an exploration on what it means to be a single parent, a disabled child, a daughter, a teacher, a sister, a woman. View at momeggreview »

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Three LGBTQIA-Themed Picture Books in Time for Holiday Shopping

Tue Nov 13 2018

I pawn my work off on my 10-year-old and get him to review books for me. Read more »

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To Be Read Tuesdays: A Dreadful Fairy Book by Jon Etter

Tue Nov 06 2018

This is a rollicking romp with themes of friendship, forgiveness, and the value of books. It calls itself “A Fairytale for Readers of All Ages” and I’d feel comfortable giving it to my 10-year-old or my 13-year-old, and I quite enjoyed it at age 45. Read more »

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Review and Giveaway for BY THE FORCES OF GRAVITY by Rebecca Fish Ewan

Tue Oct 30 2018

Written in free verse accompanied by hand drawn illustrations, BY THE FORCES OF GRAVITY offers us a different concept of memoir itself.   Read more »

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The Cry Valve

Thu Oct 25 2018

There’s a mechanism in your throat I call the cry-valve. It’s that thing that swells and chokes your words even when you’ve successfully convinced your eyes not to release tears. I don’t know about you, but mine broke back in pregnancy and has never formed a tight seal ever since. Read more »

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TBR Tuesday Review + GIVEAWAY: SECRETS OF HOPELIGHT by Eva Blackstone

Tue Oct 23 2018

Review of upper middle grade novel and giveaway. Read more »

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7 Tips to Teach Kids About Gender Equality

Sun Oct 21 2018

I’m historically awkward when it comes to large and important discussions on character development. View at modernparentsmessykids »

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Book Review: UNWRITTEN by Tara Gilboy (Middle Grade Fantasy)

Tue Oct 16 2018

Happy release day to Tara Gilboy! Read on to hear my thoughts on her Middle Grade fantasy, UNWRITTEN Read more »

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Interview With Steph Auteri, Author of A DIRTY WORD

Tue Oct 09 2018

Today (10/9/18) is the release day for Steph Auteri's memoir, A DIRTY WORD: HOW A SEX WRITER RECLAIMED HER SEXUALITY. I interviewed her for Hippocampus Magazine. View at hippocampusmagazine »

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Listen to my Appearance on the Family Equality Council's Outspoken Voices Podcast

Wed Oct 03 2018

LGBTQ individuals and families are beautiful, kind, complex, and can experience trauma, just like any family. What is unique to LGBTQ families is the added layer of stigma and fear of discrimination. What happens if we seek help and acknowledge that we aren't perfect? View at outspokenvoicespodcast »

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TBR Tuesdays Interview with Athena Dixon, Author of NO GOD IN THIS ROOM

Tue Oct 02 2018

I’m pleased to introduce you to Athena Dixon, writer, editor, and all around wonderful human.  Her poetry chapbook NO GOD IN THIS ROOM is just out with Argus House Press. Read more »

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