Selected Work


"My Kids Can’t Sing Along to Sesame Street, But They Know Our Family’s Culture," (Jan. 7, 2020)


"What Do You Do When Your Beloved Childhood Books Scare the Crap Out of Your Kids?" Kveller (Aug. 22, 2018)

"When A Woman In The Shoe Store Called Me A ‘Monster’," Scary Mommy (Aug. 14, 2018)

"Four challenges work-from-home parents will recognize, and how to keep them in check," The Washington Post (Feb. 6, 2018). Republished by The Philadelphia InquirerThe Chicago Daily Herald, Omaha World-Herald, The Toronto Star, The Seattle TimesThe Vancouver Columbian and The St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

"A Lot of Our Ideas About Bilingual Children are Total Myths," Quartz (Aug. 13, 2017)

"Becoming a Better Listener, Too Late," Ravishly (Nov. 1, 2017)

"An Internet Ad for Rebound Friends After a Breakup," Brit + Co (June 6, 2017)

"My First Real Apartment Gave Me an Identity Crisis," Brit + Co (April 3, 2017) 

"This One Is for the Mom Who Is Heading Back to Work," Scary Mommy (Feb. 25, 2017) 

"Embracing the Russian Food of My Youth for the Sake of My Kids," Kveller (Dec. 29, 2016)

"Discovering a New Beauty After Having Children," The Washington Post (Sept. 16, 2016)

"Six Parenting Lessons I Learned as a Restaurant Server," Kveller (Sept. 13, 2016)

"On Finding the Perfect Name for My Multicultural Son," Kveller (Aug. 4, 2016)

"When You're Socially Awkward, Mom Groups Are Your Worst Nightmare," Babble (June 15, 2016)

"Why an Elaborate Date Night Doesn't Do It for Me," Scary Mommy (April 9, 2016)

"Five Suggestions for Baby-Proofing Your Job Interview," The Washington Post (March 19, 2015)

"Believing in Lenin," Generations Literary Journal (Fall 2013)


Features & News

"The Particular Horror of Long Commutes for Young Families," The New York Times (Oct. 31, 2018)

"Bilingual Parenting Matters — Even if the White House Says It Doesn't," SheKnows (Aug. 21, 2018)

"How New Mothers Can Avoid Injury When Starting to Exercise Again," The Washington Post (Dec. 13, 2016) and The Chicago Tribune (Dec. 15, 2016)

"Feminists Unite at the Radical Women Conference," (Nov. 8, 2008)

"Lebowski Fest: San Francisco Bowling Party," (Sept. 8, 2008)

"The Contemporary Jewish Museum: What's Inside Liebskind's Box," SFWeekly (June 18, 2008)

"Distant Horrors," The Moscow Times (June 2007)

"Spreading the Word," The Moscow Times (March 30, 2007)

"Community-Supported Agriculture: Fresh Boost for Organic Food," Dow Jones Newswires (February 2007)

"Single White Russian," The Moscow Times (Jan. 12, 2007)

"Waterfront Development Gets Mixed Reviews," Westmore News (March 17, 2006)

"Family from Louisiana Finds Solace in Port Chester," Westmore News (Feb. 10, 2006)

"Luck be a Lady Tonight: Port Chester Resident Wins 150 Grand in Lottery," Westmore News (Jan. 27, 2006)

"Pesebre: A Columbian Christmas Tradition," Westmore News (Dec. 23, 2005)

"A Noble Calling: Doctor Sets Up Free Clinic, Xmas party in P.C.," Westmore News (Dec. 16, 2005)

"Wed at Last: Couple Overcomes Obstacles to Marry," Westmore News (Nov. 25, 2005)

"Candidates Accuse Town of Questionable Purchases," Westmore News (Nov. 4, 2005)

"Miss Manners Shares Her Etiquette Wisdom," Palo Alto Daily News (May 23, 2005)

"Interview with NPR Fresh Air's Terry Gross," The Advocate Newspaper, CUNY Graduate Center (March 2005)

"Russian Wholesalers Compete in the International Market," Fabrics & Furnishings International (Winter 2005)


"The Dinner Party," Volume 1 Brooklyn (October 9, 2011)

"The Bread Muse," The Fabulist (June 21, 2011)

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