Growing up I was surrounded by incredible women. My parents had an amazing group of friends that were family to us. I always referred to them as aunts and uncles, not even realizing that we weren’t related at all. As a child, DNA meant nothing when it came to who family was. Family consisted of the people that loved me and made me feel safe. These Aunts of mine were instrumental in raising me, even though they didn’t have to be.
My Aunts were there for my mom when I was an unruly toddler. They were there for me when Continue reading →
This is a taboo subject, one that is difficult to discuss. We frown down on the teen who gets herself “in trouble”. It feels as though we have become a society that values judgement, more than support. We do not seem to advocate, just allocate blame and shame. If you are a mom who has a daughter who is in this situation, how should you feel? Here is the question dangling on the finality of decisions that rule the future. Do you feel significantly more mortal as you hang onto that vile word, Grandma? How do you process this information? Continue reading →
It happens every day. Multiple times a day. I receive a text or a phone call and the first question asked is, “How are the kids?” If you are a mother like me, you know this all too well. “How are the kids,” is a question we answer to just about every person we talk with, whether it’s online, in person or over the phone. People want to know about the kids. Well, what about me? I want someone to ask me how I am doing, how MY day going, what’s new in my world,
I think as mothers we Continue reading →
The three birds flew through the cloudy skies of northern California due north on that brisk January morning. The three friends; a Crow, a Pigeon and a Blue Jay, would have made a strange picture had anyone with a camera and telephoto lens had the mind to snap a shot. Much higher in altitude, hundreds of Canadian Geese flew in perfect V formation in exactly the opposite direction.
“Hey,” squawked the crow, “there’s another group of Canadians flying in the wrong direction. Why do you suppose they are so confused?” She tried to point upwards with her right wing, instead Continue reading →