The Stand Mixer

Three years ago, I had more counter space. The counter wasn’t that big to begin with, and now roughly a fifth of it is...

Sasha of the White Boots

She had a pair of white leather boots with fringe around the top, and she wore eye shadow. We were in seventh grade. I...

For Goodness’ Sake

I wrote this for a contest in Real Simple a year ago, and then forgot to send it. The question was: when did you...

Victoria and Jane

Victoria and Jane lived in the same neighborhood on the very same street, just three houses apart. They were very best friends. Victoria’s room...

To My Daughter on Her Tenth Birthday

You with the messy ponytail, sparkling eyes and a crooked grin; just today I saw in the curve of your neck and the way you...

If You Give a Mom a Marshmallow

If you give a mom a marshmallow, she’s going to make hot cocoa to go with it. She’ll heat up the milk, but before...