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Natalie Singer-Velush
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Natalie Singer-Velush is a Seattle mom of two and the managing editor of ParentMap magazine and An obsessive multi-tasker, Natalie has written and edited at newspapers, magazines and blogs and once pumped breast milk in a courthouse while she covered a murder trial. Natalie coaches other writers on finding their stories, blogs about parenthood and is finishing a memoir. She likes cool sheets, red cupcakes, tall men and obedient children. You can find her on Twitter @Natalie_Writes and at

Entries by Natalie Singer-Velush

The Truth Behind School Lockdowns

(0) Comments | Posted June 6, 2014 | 1:35 PM

It started like any other Friday afternoon. I walked through the unlocked front doors of my kids' school, stopped in the office to sign in as a volunteer and grab an ID badge, and headed down the hall to Ms. C.'s first grade classroom. I was there to help the...

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What This Disgusting Weekend Taught Me About Mom Love

(0) Comments | Posted April 28, 2014 | 4:45 PM

It was Friday morning before school, and we had a busy weekend ahead: My older daughter, 8, had a big dance performance, one she had been rehearsing for the past two months. She'd have a last rehearsal that night, then two stage shows Saturday. Plus we had basketball, fiddle practice,...

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Un año sin sexo, y aún sigo casada

(8) Comments | Posted March 6, 2014 | 12:01 AM

Las parejas con hijos han estado en el punto de mira últimamente. Hace poco oí que las parejas que llevan un tiempo casadas, y cuya relación se basa en la igualdad y en el compromiso, como en mi caso y en el de muchas mujeres de mi generación (criadas en...

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Ein Jahr ohne Sex - und ich bin immer noch verheiratet

(0) Comments | Posted March 1, 2014 | 10:27 AM

Verheiratete Eltern sind in letzter Zeit unter Beschuss geraten, und zwar von allen möglichen Seiten. Diesen Monat haben wir gelernt, dass Paare in langlebigen Ehen, wie Frauen meiner Generation - aufgewachsen in den 80er Jahren der Scheidungen und Enttäuschungen - sie anstreben, weniger Sex haben als andere.

Wenn wir dann...

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I Didn't Have Sex for a Year, and I'm Still Married

(359) Comments | Posted February 27, 2014 | 12:22 PM

Married parents have been under attack lately, from all angles. This month, we've heard that longtime married couples in the kind of egalitarian and committed partnerships that the women of my generation -- raised under the '80s roof of divorce and disappointment -- strived for don't have sex as often...

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