Welcome to…

Writing at the Table, a blog about the often foolhardy but life-affirming tasks of being a writer and mother.

Or is it mother and writer? Writing mother? Mothering writer?

For a while I tried to compartmentalize these elements of myself, draw lines in the sand, but the truth is, when it comes to having a family and being a writer, and perhaps more pointedly, being a mother and writer, there are no distinct lines (although there is, on occasion, a lot of sand).

Playwright, poet, essayist, and mother of three Sarah Ruhl sums it up efficiently and elegantly:

“I found that life intruding on writing was, in fact, life. And that, tempting as it may be for a writer who is also a parent, one must not think of life as an intrusion. At the end of the day, writing has very little to do with writing, and much to do with life.”

– from 100 Essays I Don’t Have Time to Write

Reading while living.

Reading while living.

For three and a half years I’ve blogged over at celiac kiddo, but now I’ll be posting here regularly! For more info about this blog, and the mom who’s writing it, check out my about page.

26 thoughts on “Welcome to…

    • Thank you Kath! And thanks for all your help with mailchimp 🙂 I used your gorgeous blog as a bit of a template.

      I’m so happy we connected, too. Yay for the internet for facilitating long distance friendships than otherwise would be impossible.

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    • It’s not over yet! I just updated the page to reflect the deadline, but you probably already have a very well worn copy like myself 🙂 In fact, I stayed up way too late last night rereading it!

      Thanks for your comment Nina, I really appreciate it.


    • Thanks so much Stacey! I’m glad you stopped by. I just sent a friend to your awesome book review site. I love having a good place for recommendations. Station 11 and The Miniaturist are on the top of my list!


  1. Dear Dana,
    Congrats on the new blog! 🙂 Yeahh! I also subscribed to your lovely new writing blog! 🙂
    I loved this post & I love your writing too! 🙂 Good luck with it all! xxx


  2. Pingback: Motherhood is Obliterating | writing at the table

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