“It is not about the destination; it is always about the journey.”

This is truth.

Women who have been mothers for a long time (of which I am one) know this truth. But then, we have long been taking the journey. What about new mothers and mothers-to-be? Some intrinsically...

She calls me Nana (as in nah-nah). From the outset I called her Little Darling. It just felt right, much more so than Nana. But she was my first granddaughter and I couldn’t wait for her to call me anything, so I chose an easy name and gave her the simplest way possibl...

“Mom, can I run out and see Sean? He’s stopping by real quick just to say hi. We won’t touch,” explains my youngest daughter and I say yes. It is not perfect social distancing, a bit of a cheat. But they are adults, they are in love, and they are saying their goodbyes...

November 27, 2017

“How do your discipline your child,” she asked and that was it for me. The interviews were over. I would never find, let alone allow, another person to take care of my baby. “Seriously,” I told my husband that evening, “her big question was how I approached discipline…...

September 19, 2017

I am in the green room—the color of sea glass, the walls translucent enough that when the sun hits them just right, they literally glow. But right now it is evening. The  moon is risen and shooting its beams through the window to alight on the tiny face that gazes up f...

"You're going to be a terrible mother," she said to me. I was a young teacher and obviously not yet a mother when I caught this comment. The woman who threw it was making a joke, I suppose, and what she was reacting to was my wobbly feelings about motherhood. It wasn't...

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