Cover Photo: An image of trees
Photograph by Josh Gordon/Unsplash

On Mother Trees: What Old-Growth Trees Taught Me About Parenting

I was helpful, but unlike the giving tree, I was not entirely happy.

The Giving Tree A classic with an environmental message

How to Do Nothing: Resisting the Attention Economy

Habitat loss makes me furious. Heartbroken. Disgusted. Scared.

The New York Times

I want a sustainable approach to motheringI want us to organize ourselves with the wisdom of the forest.

timber curtain

The Giving Tree

Finding the Mother Tree

Kaitlyn Teer's lyric essays have received prizes from Fourth Genre and Prairie Schooner. Her work has been recognized as notable by Best American Essays and has appeared in Entropy, Electric Literature, Redivider, Sweet, Puerto del Sol, and elsewhere. She is a regular contributor to the Ploughshares blog and is at work on a flash collection about parenting and the climate crisis.