Author: Felicity

Behold the Poems!

Behold the Poems!

I’m happy to send you to The Sunlight Press to read two of my poems, “Fika on Marstrand Island” and “StarDate: August 27 – Moon and Aldebaran.”  These poems have been in process since my MFA program, and submitting poems for publication is hard. This new online journal seems like such a nice fit for …

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When Ted Kooser Writes a Poem in the Morning …

When Ted Kooser Writes a Poem in the Morning …

  … and reads it to you that evening.  And it makes you tear up it’s so beautiful and intricate and moving. What lesson do you take from this extraordinary moment? From knowing that a former Poet Laureate spent hours of his morning capturing the essence of a memory into lines of poetry and then …

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Let the Poem

Let the Poem

I published a poem this month! It’s the first one that formally drops me into the professional category because they paid me. You can read it for free online here by clicking on the cover image. The journal also has a Mini Contest for each issue – you can vote for your favorite in each category. For …

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She Looks Just Right

She Looks Just Right

When I take a photo like this, I know Dan is going to lean over my shoulder as I’m posting it to Instagram and say something like, “She looks way too old in this pic.” And I’m probably going to smile and say, “I know.” I see it on your Facebook photos, too. If our …

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When Good Parenting Means Doing Less

When Good Parenting Means Doing Less

I write about parenting as an art because that’s the metaphor that makes sense to me. Art is first about skill and basic principles, but it’s also about taste and preference. Too often I assume what is working for me would work for everyone. Not so. Heck, as they say, what works for one of …

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Rethinking Kids’ Sports Culture

Rethinking Kids’ Sports Culture

I get it when people complain about the kids’ sports culture that waters down the idea of competition by giving everyone a trophy just for “showing up.” Once Jesse’s basketball team literally finished dead last in a tournament and every kid got a medal to hang around his neck. He was appropriately horrified. But I …

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Parenthood: Choosing Our Risks

Parenthood: Choosing Our Risks

A wise friend once shared this statement from her husband: “We will not parent out of fear.” In that case, we were talking about their choice at the time to send their kids to public school – which seemed like their best option educationally – instead of homeschooling – which this mom was thinking maybe …

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