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 Joyce It’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