Cover Photo: illustration of two hands in a lab, mixing "solutions" in beakers: one beaker contains a father and two children, in profile; the other beaker contains a woman who is being added to the first.
Illustration by Sirin Thada for Catapult

My Journey from “Spare Parent” to Stepparent

If there was one thing I was clearly not cut out for, it was being a stepmom.

Sex in the City


I can’t do this





I love you

Love you!


Mo Perry is a freelance writer and actor in Minneapolis. Her work has appeared in publications including The AtlanticCatapult, Star TribuneExperience Life, Delta Sky, Minnesota Monthly, and more. As an actor, she has worked on nearly every professional stage in the Twin Cities. Mo is a member of the Artist Core of Ten Thousand Things Theater and a board member of Rain Taxi Review of Books. She also runs a boutique writing and editing agency, Logosphere Storysmiths, with her husband Quinton.