Cheryl Klein

About Cheryl Klein

Cheryl Klein

Cheryl Klein’s column, “Hold it Lightly,” appears monthly(ish) in MUTHA. She is the author of a story collection, The Commuters (City Works Press), and a novel, Lilac Mines (Manic D Press). Her stories and essays have appeared in Blunderbuss, The Normal School, Razorcake, and several anthologies. Her work has been honored by the MacDowell Colony and the Center for Cultural Innovation. She blogs about the intersection of art, life and carbohydrates at breadandbread.blogspot.com. Cheryl is currently looking for a publisher for Crybaby, a memoir about wanting a baby and getting cancer instead. Follow her on Twitter: @meadowbat.



Author Archives: Cheryl Klein

The Joy of Mediocre Cooking

June 25th, 2020 | by Cheryl Klein

Even though I’m chronically grouchy, I’m fulfilling one of the major requirements of motherhood. With help from Trader Joe’s, my co-parent


Someone Else’s Kids

May 7th, 2020 | by Cheryl Klein

How was I supposed to treat them all fairly when their circumstances were so different


In the Fire

February 20th, 2020 | by Cheryl Klein

Repetition is part of understanding. But it is a little bit torturous to have to tell your child the story of your mother’s cremation again and again.


Dear No One, Who Are You?

January 15th, 2020 | by Cheryl Klein

When my four-year-old son’s daycare sent home a clip art-spangled flyer advertising a dance class that kids could take during



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