But It’s Iowa

We kept the kids home. We un-enrolled from our lives. We ordered little kid masks. We took them out of swimming lessons. We didn’t go to parks for a time. We put up a playset in our yard. And then a pool. And then two other pools, after the first and second ones broke. We…

Patreon Launch

I launched a Patreon campaign. Is that you call it? Well, that’s what I call it. Find it and all its offerings at patreon.com/erinlunde I’m challenging myself to write one 30-word story for each day this month. Day 1 is complete. I’m also looking forward to reading three short stories for the Short Story Club…

The Insurrection and the Kids

I’ve been thinking about the kids. Truly, I think about kids all the time. I am surrounded by my own. They crawl on me and attack me with tickle fingers and yell at me and defy me and crawl on me some more. I manage them and change them and sometimes feed them (that job…

Distance Learning Returns

Just a little look-see at my day. Wake up at 4:17 to a screaming baby. My husband brings him in to nurse. Oh look, there’s the seven-year-old next to me in bed. Huh. I didn’t notice him. Thank god he no longer kicks me in the face while he sleeps. I guess he’s getting taller…

The End of 2020

How did we make it through this year? So many people have suffered or died or been kept apart from family and friends who were suffering and dying. I’m not sure I’ve ever spent a Thanksgiving and a Christmas away from my family. This year we did. I’m not sure I’ve ever felt compelled to…