My Writing

My writing can be found monthly on Jezebel, and weekly on I am also a columnist for the Cedar Rapids Gazette. Should you want to, you can read more of my my writing on The Rumpus, BuzzfeedNew York Times MotherlodeThe Toast, The Hairpin, The ButterBrain, Mother, Aeon, The Pacific Standard and more. You can view a (mostly) complete portfolio here. Also, one of my posts about buying my children Christmas presents was published on the Huffington Post and featured on Good Morning America. My site has also been featured on CNN and I’m a frequent contributor to HuffPost Live. I was named one of’s 50 Best Mom Bloggers. My essay “How the World Was Supposed to End” won fourth place in the 83rd Annual Writing Competition Collection.

Feel free to email me. eclenz (at) gmail.


I am currently working on a book of essays on faith, family and feminism. I am represented by Saba Sulaiman of Talcott Notch Literary Agency.

My essays have been anthologized in The Contemporary Reader, Readings for Today (Penguin Academic Reader) and Parenting Uncensored: Straight Talk from Real Moms and Dads About Pregnancy.