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So I wanted to write a piece about my Ma. The thing about being close to a writer is that it's almost a given that at some point YOU will be written ABOUT. Awkward! Haha. But I try my best to write about others with the dignity, grace, and respect that I myself would like to be penned with. My mom raised/continues to "raise" 3 ... Read More »
We met about eight years ago, give or take, but it seems so much longer ago than that, like worlds of time and seasons have passed and changed. You were the new woman in my daughters' father's life, and none too welcome on my ... Read More »
Cling to my strings a while longer So I can feel your gentle pull Your time as my girl is not over Your cup isn't all the way full. So cling to my strings till tomorrow When we'll measure you up by the wall Just keep on ... Read More »
I'm a mother of three, and as such, I have the birds eye view of the most talked about "birth order" scenarios ever. Eldest. Middle. Youngest. My eldest and middle are girls, two years apart. Eight years later came the baby, a ... Read More »
I'm a creature of solitude. I've been so since I was a child, when I would happily shut myself in my room for hours, reading and writing to my heart's content. Before I had children, when I was in my very young twenties, I ... Read More »
It's the dirtiest word in single motherhood. "Child Support." If you look at the word simply, it means "Supporting Your Child". But often times when heard, it takes on all kinds of other ugly misreadings. "Gold-digging". ... Read More »