Posts Tagged: parenting

America Again feature

America Again


I felt urgently that it was the moment to tell the story of what I’ve learned about American music—or maybe about being an American. ...more


FUNNY WOMEN #144: Food Reviews by Third Grader


This refined combination will transport taste buds into a state of euphoria matched only when capturing a rare Mewtwo on Pokémon Go. ...more

Etger Keret on Racism and Parenting


In a primal sense, racism involves favoring the people who are closest to you genetically. It is funny how most liberal left-wingers (well, me, at least) would never think of not hiring someone because he was of a different race or religion, but, at the same time, would try to get their child a bigger slice of birthday cake than the other kids or would lobby for extra attention from a teacher or a coach.


One More Time feature

The Rumpus Review of One More Time with Feeling


“We didn’t ask for it,” Cave begins another poetic flight, and again we think he’s talking about something ghastly, “but it’s all around us, a gratuitous beauty.” ...more

Monica Youn

The Rumpus Poetry Book Club Chat with Monica Youn


The Rumpus Poetry Book Club chats with Monica Youn about her new collection Blackacre, hypothetical tracts of land, Milton, and infertility. ...more

Lessons from The Little Virtues


For the New Yorker, author Belle Boggs reflects on Italian writer Natalia Ginzburg’s collection of essays, The Little Virtues, and how the book influenced her own parenting philosophy. Boggs writes:

The title essay considers what we should teach children—“not the little virtues but the great ones,” according to Ginzburg.



The Rumpus Interview with Paula Whyman


Paula Whyman discusses her debut collection You May See a Stranger, discovering truth in fiction, and how memory interferes with good storytelling. ...more


The Rumpus Interview with Robin MacArthur


Robin MacArthur discusses her debut story collection Half Wild, life in rural Vermont, and how narrative—and fiction—is key to reaching across what divides us. ...more

Baking feature

Baking Lessons: Needing, Rising, and Letting Go


When I took those breaths, I also learned to say, “I am enough, I am enough, I am enough.” ...more

David Rivard

The Rumpus Poetry Book Club Chat with David Rivard


David Rivard discusses his new collection Standoff, writing as both a public and private act, the interiority of reading, and Pokémon GO. ...more

Abbott Awaits 250

The Last Book I Loved: Abbott Awaits


Summer works like this. Every day small moments cycle like waves within tides, eroding our opportunities on a geological scale invisible from our point of immersion. ...more

Tara Laskowski

The Saturday Rumpus Interview: Tara Laskowski


I realized that I’m interested in how people change when something terrible happens to someone else. ...more

Thanks, Alopecia Universalis


Someday, will it be not myself but my daughter that I hold?

At Lit Hub, Helen Phillips, author of The Beautiful Bureaucrat and the newly released Some Possible Solutions, writes about parenting while (overly?) conscious of the critical eye, self-projected or otherwise, and finding moments of respite in the wonderful entropy of it all.



The Rumpus Interview with Lynn Steger Strong


Lynn Steger Strong discusses her debut novel Hold Still, the influence of Virginia Woolf, unconditional love, and exit strategies. ...more

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The Sunday Rumpus Interview: Louise Erdrich


The esteemed author talks about the themes of justice, atonement, and reparation in her fifteenth novel, LaRose, and about the importance of Planned Parenthood to her success. ...more


This Is Not a Story About a Ghost


This is a story about memory. About neurons misfiring, about the strange space between dream and awake, that feeling, when I’m falling asleep, of falling backwards, swinging my arms up to catch myself. ...more