In 2015, I joined Literary Mama as a social media editor. At the time, my daughter was nine years old, and I remember the school drop-offs and pick-ups, volunteering at her school, leaving love notes in her lunch, and planning play dates. Literary Mama offered a lifeline in those years, where I ambled through motherhood, where my identities as a former lawyer, writer, and mother morphed as one.
As you read the January/February 2024 issue, I hope you reflect on your personal transitions and evolutions as writers and mothers, evaluating how far you’ve come and what you hope to learn as you continue writing and mothering. It’s a humbling journey, certainly, but one that comes with extraordinary and lasting life lessons.