“In one trip, I would both say goodbye to Anne and meet my newborn niece, Mynne. The space where I grieved would be the space where I adored perfect eyelids and nostrils so small you could miss them.” Read my last Big Mom on Campus column here. Thank you so much for taking this journey […]Read more "Last Big Mom on Campus column"
“I learned the hard way during my fourth year that if I stopped taking Paxil, the Earth became flat, something I could fall off of, and I quickly ran back to my pills. I’d been figured out for good. Fixed.” Read the rest of my McSweeney’s column here.Read more "Big Mom on Anxiety and Depression"
Find out what happens when life gives you poopRead more "Tophs’ Epic Blowout"
“Paul and I talked. We prayed. We ate pork dumplings until it became clear. Only one destination fit perfectly into the space carved out by our dreams and budget—Best Western Plus of Virginia Beach.” Read more about Big Mom’s vacay here.Read more "Big Mom Goes on Vacation"
I write here about why UVA was so special to me as an undergrad. Hint: It’s not all about Jefferson’s architectural skills, though they were sweet.Read more "The Secret We Shared"
Don’t try to console me. I’m old now. Don’t believe me? Read about it here.Read more "Welcome to Thirty"
“But sleeping next to Tophs is like harboring a beautiful, fugitive chinchilla.” Check out my new Big Mom column at McSweeney’s.Read more "Spring Break 2013: Sleep Training Tophs"