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Amanda Mascarelli writes about a wide range of topics, from the neuroscience of magic to the ecology of Arctic songbirds. Her work appears in Audubon, Nature, Science News for Kids, the Los Angeles Times, and many other publications. Her reporting adventures have taken her wading through quicksand in the desert Southwest, hiking across the tundra in Alaska and Iceland, trailing undercover drug agents, and exploring otherworldly marine life at the bottom of the ocean through the eyes of a submersible robot. She lives in Denver with her husband, three children, and one incorrigible cat.

4 responses to “Parenting survival by haiku”

  1. Jill U Adams

    “Mom? Where’s my iPod?”
    “Mom? Can you drive me to school?”
    “Mom? Toilet won’t flush.”

    Work-at-home writer
    trades meetings, office gambits
    for kids calling: “Mom?”

  2. Cameron Walker

    Babysitter scheduled.
    Source cancels again.
    F* it, I’m surfing.

    1. Kendall Powell

      Yeah, totally. (And she’s means real surfing, not on the net)

  3. Jessica Marshall

    Push. Whack. Grab. Push. Yell.
    He pushed me! She pushed me! Argh.
    Go to daycare now.

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