Click here to order: Mama,Mama, Only Mama
Click here to purchase: girlish: growing up in a lesbian home

I write.

Mama, Mama, Only Mamais hilarious, achingly real, and one of those books that will end up being passed around the carpool line. You'll crack up, you'll relate, you'll wish you could hang out at Lara Lillibridge's house on Saturday afternoons. ”
—Lisa Daily, bestselling author of Single-Minded

an icon image

TBR Tuesday Review: Punctuation Without Tears by Dominic Selwood

Tue Jul 23 2019

Sometimes we have to buckle down and learn the things we have avoided learning--in my case, the proper use of the comma. This book actually is fun to read as well as informative. Read more »

an icon image

7 Reasons Short Vacations are the Best

Mon Jul 22 2019

Here are seven things I love about mini-travel. View at modernparentsmessykids »

an icon image

Knock Wood: A Memoir in Essays by Jennifer Militello

Mon Jul 22 2019

Knock Wood is a poet’s memoir, filled with rich, beautiful language and metaphor. View at com »

an icon image

TBR Tuesday Review: Uncomfortable Labels:My Life as a Gay Autistic Trans Woman by Laura Kate Dale

Tue Jul 16 2019

Clear, direct, and with an uncommon precision of language, Laura Kate Dale writes about her experience as a transgender autistic woman. Out July 18, 2019, with Jessica Kingsley Publishers. Read more »

an icon image

Parenting Styles: My Biggest Mistake with Family Game Night

Mon Jul 15 2019

I was pretty excited when my eldest was old enough to play Candyland and Chutes and Ladders. I’d been waiting for years and years to reach board game age. Unfortunately, the two-and-a-half-year age gap between my kids meant that my youngest wasn’t ready—not by a long shot. Neither was he interested in leaving us alone to play a board game without his “help.” If you have a toddler, you know just how helpful they can be. View at modernparentsmessykids »

an icon image

TBR Tuesday Review: The Bravest Knight Who Ever Lived by Daniel Errico, Illustrated by Shiloh Penfield

Tue Jul 09 2019

I'm upping my Picture Book game. Here's a wonderful rhyming picture book with a gay knight. Read more »

an icon image

TBR Tuesday Review: Accidentally Gay by Lucky and Wolsey Bradley

Tue Jul 02 2019

This is one of the most heart-warming shared memoirs I’ve read. If you are in need of a heavy dose of hope, skip this review and just buy this book now.  Read more »

an icon image

Pride Month Book Club: Picture Books

Sat Jun 29 2019

Here are 5 great picture books to celebrate Pride Month. There are a lot of great picture books, but if I'm going to post this in a timely manner I have to draw the line somewhere. Here are 5 favorites. Read more »

an icon image

TBR Tuesday Review: Too Young to Escape by Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch and Van Ho

Tue Jun 25 2019

Van Ho woke up one morning to discover that her mother and siblings had left Vietnam in the middle of the night. This is her story of being left behind. Read more »

an icon image

Soul Sciences Podcast #2

Mon Jun 24 2019

Lara leads this fascinating discussion about how society views single mothers, how she terms her situation as "a family with two houses" as she offers insight on single parenting and how she handles being a woman who is a mother. View at soulsciences »

an icon image

I’m Giving My Kids a 1970s Summer

Thu Jun 20 2019

I’m giving my kids a 1970s summer (minus the serial killers) and it's making me crazy! View at modernparentsmessykids »

an icon image

PROFILES: A Conversation with Lara Lillibridge by Dana Mich

Thu Jun 20 2019

We all feel like walking disasters some days—married or single. I hope by sharing some of my experiences, I can make someone else feel seen. View at literarymama »

Want me in your inbox?

Copyright © 2020 Lara Lillibridge

Public domain imagery courtesy of