who we are
August 2, 2018
Shannon, The One in Flux But Not the Awesome Aeon Kind
Everyone I know seems to be in a time of flux right now. Things are shifting more than usual. It's not always bad shifting, but it's uncomfortable. Unfamiliar.
March 21, 2018
Shannon, The Hopeful One
Today, my children learned how to participate in peaceful civil disobedience. Today, my children learned to fight for their rights.
February 21, 2018
Shannon, The One Trying to Raise Kids Who Care
I don't know how to write about mass shootings anymore. I don't know how to send my kids to school without terror clinging to the back of my throat. What's next?
January 10, 2018
Kirsten Sundberg Lunstrum
The nurse repeats herself: This one’s a little prince, isn’t he? Neither parent is listening to her, but babies hear everything. Maybe this is how it starts.
November 20, 2017
Shannon, The Angry One
Every woman I know is angry right now. But it’s not the kind of anger you can quickly and easily funnel into something productive.
September 25, 2017
Shannon, The Confused One
It’s been a tough year for those of us who aren’t straight, white, cis men. A wicked reminder that the rest of the country doesn’t much care for us.
July 3, 2017
Shannon, The One Who's Trying Like Hell to Find the Good
Celebrating the 4th of July is complicated right now. So how do you do it? And should you?
June 5, 2017
Shannon, The One Who Wants to Save the Planet
I remember the moment I first realized that The Environment was a thing and that we needed to protect it.
May 30, 2017
Christina, the One Unblurring Your Lines
Last week I attended a self defense class through Fighting Chance Seattle. My intentions were simple: learn some practical means of self defense that I could pass along to my Smartlings and hang out with a friend who wanted to, in her words, "hit some sh...
March 22, 2017
Rattle & Pen is a biweekly column exploring the liminal space between raising children and creating art.
Here we are (finally) at the dawn of spring. Equinox. Thank heavens.
This winter has been brutal for everyone I know – a season of too much darkness, h...
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