Category Archives: Motherhood

Sam and Lucy go to the beach.

My daughter melted down in front of me, facing a case of stage fright on paper. Second grade English homework-write a story about two kids going to the beach. Sounds pretty easy, eh. Tears and hyperventilating later, both of which I … Continue reading

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And then there was this…

“Here mom, here’s a dumdum for you. ‘Cause your perfect.” I blink wondering for a moment if my daughter just called me a dumdum. I shake my thoughts loose and smile, taking the candy. “Thank you” I feel a great … Continue reading

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Snuggle Moments

Early morning my lil one snuck into bed with me, looked at me nose to nose with her hand on my cheek… Daughter – Momma, I don’t want to look in your eyes.  I’ll drown in them because they are so … Continue reading

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Does size matter?

Daughter:  Your brain is small. Mom:  What? Daughter:  Yeah, your brain is small. Too small for the big ideas and inspiration. Mom:  My brain is small? Yeah: Yeah. Do you know dog and cat brains….

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The word of the day is: vulnerability.

I’m the drill sergeant of the house. I bring order and strictness and I strive to do so fairly. But I’ve stayed away, peaking in only when things reach intolerable levels. Mostly because lying in the past are huge issues … Continue reading

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Life begets Life

Ten years ago, today, I was lying in a hospital bed. Sore and waiting as the contractions slowed down having attached myself to the great tree of life, I surrendered to the ebb of all that was. We three be … Continue reading

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Colorblind

My children are colorblind. I find it interesting that somehow I have managed to raise colorblind children. I never fully believed that it was possible. I was taught that race was something innate in the human species, that each one … Continue reading

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