As parents, we go about our daily duties without a thought until a disturbing news event gets our attention and we turn to watch and listen. We are visibly moved and stop to ask— why.A few people are tired of hearing about Trayvon and want people to just “get over it.” For … [Read more...] about Trayvon: Children and Racism
In our Parents Anonymous Group we parents often wondered aloud how our children would ever survive in the real world: Will they be able to manage money? Will they learn to cook and clean their house? Will they manage to hold down a job? Will they get along well with others? Will … [Read more...] about How Will This Kid Ever Make It In The Real World?
When I was a little girl the first toy a girl received was a baby doll that may or may not wet. We learned to fold diapers, how to 'cook' on a pretend stove in a pretend pot. My brother was given cool trucks, a microscope and a chemistry set he used to make disappearing ink. That … [Read more...] about Your Children and the Choice to Remain Childless
“They would think she was savoring the taste (blueberries, cinnamon, cream-excellent), but she was actually savoring the whole morning, trying to catch it, pin it down, keep it safe before all those precious moments became yet another memory.” ― Liane Moriarty, What Alice … [Read more...] about Remembering Self
"Whatever else is unsure in this stinking dunghill of a world a mother's love is not." -- James JoyceIt’s not about me and it’s not about my children, it’s about the minds of the human beings I have been gifted to guide and stand with in times of trouble and triumph, … [Read more...] about 6 Things I Know for Sure About Being a Mom