Samantha’s essays on parenting and relationships have appeared in a number of publications. She blends anecdotes with humor and insight, drawing on her own experiences to create a kind of thinking art, reflecting this often ridiculous and ever joyful life.

The Washington Post:

I’m a Mom, But Sometimes My Mother Still Knows What’s Best / This Summer, My Kids Are Going to Mom Camp / The Search for Post-Baby Identity / Becoming Me, Through Heartache / When the Youngest Child Becomes the Middle Child / When One Parent Travels / Bringing on the Babysitters / I’m a Mom, the PTA President, and Pro Legalization / The Transgender Quandary That Wasn’t / My Husband and I Had No Time for Each Other, So We Created It / Letting Imagination Win / When Sisters Become Mothers

The Village Life Series for the Washington Post:

The New York Times:

The Truck That Sparked Our Marriage Back to Life

Huffington Post:

Saying Yes to Animals, as Long as They’re Not Ours

Motherwell Magazine:

At the End of A Family’s Difficult Year: Gratitude

Quail Bell Magazine:

For Something of Summer


Separating From My Husband Strengthened My Relationship to My Children

Honestly, Switching to Formula Saved My Sanity

Why I Taught My Daughter How to Use a Menstrual Cup

I Wanted an Unmedicated Delivery, but I Changed My Mind

I Fired My Doula

I Watched Bob Ross During Labor to Keep Calm

In the Midst of Your Own Struggles, Charitable Giving Can Help

When Number Three Becomes the Only One, for Now

When A Game of Catch Becomes A Conversation Between Mother and Son


When the Escape You Long for Leads You Back Home