Author: Lorna Rose

Seven things not to say to a pregnant woman 

1. Gosh, you’re really big. Are you due tomorrow? (This one is especially maddening when a stranger comes up to you at the gas station) 2. This is going to be your only baby? She’s going to be lonely. And weird. 3. This is going to be your only baby? But what if something happens […]

TEAMS offers one-on-one parenting help

My four year-old is….well, he’s a challenge. He seems to live restlessly at the intersection of high intellect, struggling autonomy, and heightened sensitivity. He loves structure, and he needs to be engaged, both in a worthy activity and with a loved one (usually me) most to all of the time. He feels things deeply, and […]

A poem about pregnancy and loss

Congratulations! By Lorna Rose  Her name will be Victoria. Blond hair and pointy chin. She will cuddle and curl her toes and be mama’s girl. She will love musty smells and running barefoot. She will be a professor, a poet, a gymnast. Blood test. Missing chromosome. Likely to miscarry. When do you stop celebrating your […]

On being a cop’s wife

It’s Friday night, and I’m in my studio writing. Things are quiet except for my son’s white noise machine and the occasional shake of my dog’s head. The dishes are done and the kitchen is dark. The house is still. I can almost hear the candle burning in the corner. I love these nights. From […]

Books we love: Wilderness, adventure and history

Every night before bed, I try and get some reading time in. Even if it’s five minutes. Generally I read nonfiction, although I do make exceptions for Cormac McCarthy, Sherman Alexie, and author friends. I tend toward books of outdoor adventures, usually set in cold weather. Although not a rock climber myself, I love books […]