Writing Samples

I write to generate insight, compassion, and action — always through the lenses of chronic illness, social justice, parenthood, transracial adoption, liberation theology, and alternative education. An award-winning essayist, I have been published at New York Magazine, The New York TimesThe Establishment and Scary Mommy.

Here are some links to pieces I have written for various sites, plus some of my most popular pieces on Mommy Means It:

Personal Essays:

Parenting and Adoption:

Social Issues/Political:

Health and Self-Care:


Instructional Parenting:

You can find my portfolio here.

Paula M. Fitzgibbons