About the Author

Pamela Gwyn Kripke is a journalist who has written for numerous magazines and newspapers during her twenty year career. Her features, essays and profiles have appeared in a variety of publications, including The New York Times, The Chicago Tribune, The Chicago Sun-Times, The Dallas Morning News, Elle, Seventeen, Redbook, Crain’s New York Business, Southern Accents, Metropolis, Child, American Baby and Parenting. She wrote a nationally syndicated newspaper column for Creators Syndicate and spent a year in Biloxi, Mississippi as a television reporter and anchor.

Ms. Kripke holds a BA in English from Brown University and a Master’s in Journalism from Medill, at Northwestern University.

A New Yorker, Ms. Kripke currently lives with her two daughters in Dallas, Texas, where she is a Contributing Editor for D Magazine, Contributing Writer for Modern Luxury Dallas and a contracted freelance reporter for The New York Times.

She has been a single mother since 2003.


12 responses to “About the Author

  1. Joanne

    I just wanted to leave a comment to thank you for your articulate response to Lisa Belkin’s piece in The Times this morning. As someone who struggled with infertility for years and was able to get pregnant only with ART and donor eggs, your piece really spoke to me – the feeling of seeing pregnant women and babies everywhere, the feeling of loving, and despising them and this, in particular —

    “It is wrenching for women to have bodies that betray them. It is consuming. It affects how you think, how you view yourself, how you see the world.”

    I am firmly convinced that the majority of people who oppose ART have never felt the very particular pain of being infertile.

    Between people like Liza Mundy (who clearly does not get it, despite offering herself as an authority on the subject) and all of the bad publicity for ART generated by Nadya Suleman, we need more voices like yours out there.

    Thanks, again.

  2. Lisa

    Hi Pamela,

    Funny. I too (like Joanne above) wanted to write to tell you I enjoy your thoughtful responses to Lisa Belkin’s NYT’s blog Motherlode. Today’s subject (Married v. Single Moms) seemed to bring out the worst in people which makes it all the more refreshing to see a more thoughtful, reasoned response.

    I’ll look for your comments on the Motherlode.

    With best wishes,

  3. Amy

    I just discovered your blog and read every entry in one sitting. I will certainly be back for more!
    Thanks for articulating what so many of us feel.

  4. Adrianne

    I, too, am a New Yorker living in Dallas. (for 12 years now)
    Loved your comment about school start times in today’s nytimes.
    Used the cow-milking ref. a few times myself!

  5. Hi Pamela,

    I’m Julie, the editor of “Mamapedia Voices”, and we feature guest bloggers on Mamapedia, a site for Moms all across the country. I’ve just found your blog, and would like to invite you write a piece which could be featured on our site.

    Though Mamapedia Voices has just started out, it is already receiving a lot of attention, both on our site, on our guest bloggers’ sites, and beyond. We promote our featured guest bloggers through emails, Twitter, Facebook and more. It’s a wonderful opportunity to grow your audience!
    If you would like to participate, please take a look at Mamapedia Voices. Next, sign up here http://bit.ly/UTCGU to be on the blogger roster, and then you will be able to see the complete (and easy) instructions for submitting a piece for consideration.

    Also, because we like your blog, please download a recognition badge from us- there are many fun designs to choose from here: http://www.mamapedia.com/voices/blogger_badge

    Thank you, and I look forward to reading more of your work!

    Best wishes,
    Julie D’Agostino
    Editor, Mamapedia Voices

    • likeasinglemom

      Hi Julie,
      I just noticed your comment and apologize for the delay. I’d love to write for you and will sign up to be on your roster. Thank you so much!

  6. Preston Mullins Sr

    Pamela, You worte an article about me and my family for D.Magazine on education in Jan.2003. I just wanted to follow up with you . We moved west.. to Cedar Hill and have been doing fine . Miranda is a Jr and Mahogany is a Sophmore @ Cedar Hill High. Preston II is in the 8th an has excelled in his classes at Permenter . My wife and I have also been Foster Parents for 7 years now to over 20 children. Thank you .

    • likeasinglemom

      Hello Mr. Preston,
      Thank you for writing to me. I remember your family well, and am happy to hear how well your children are doing. Congratulations to you. I hope you are thriving in your new neighborhood.
      All best,

  7. R. Wexler

    Pamela-your writing is extraordinary. It is great to see how life has treated you since you were running around in Brown/Gold back in Honesdale. Am quite certain you have the chops to raise your girls the right way down in Big D. Get down there quite ofter for work and always enjoy my stay. My three daughters keep me on my toes. I still speak to lots of brown/gold alumns, as we get together sporadically and laugh about days gone by.

    Be well

  8. Hello, Pamela,
    I recently saw your piece on Mamapedia “The Price of Gold”. I thought it was stunning. I read everything on your blog, and loved the glimpse of your perspective. You are a great writer, and I admire your career as well. It’s always good to see a smart successful woman and mama out there! I’m a painter (my site is attached) and mother of three who writes as a release-never published. Mamapedia is posting a piece of mine July 16th called “Men Don’t Wear Earrings.” if you happen to check in.
    Great work-you seem like an awesome lady!
    a m y

  9. Just read your piece about divorce-wear on Salon, which I liked a lot. Glad you got your garment groove back.

  10. Its like you read my mind! You appear to know a lot about this, like
    you wrote the book in it or something. I think that you
    can do with some pics to drive the message home a little bit, but other than
    that, this is magnificent blog. A fantastic read. I’ll definitely be back.

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