I last saw my mother four years ago, in July of 2017. In her house, she hung an outdated calendar with a picture of a lovely young woman. On telling me that she kept the calendar because the girl on it reminded her of me, I threw it out and sent her a canvas print … Continue reading If You See my Mother, Please Show her This Picture
I’m Helping my Children Celebrate Their Covid-19 Anxieties Away
Photo by Mi-Pham on Unsplash News of a second lockdown and tighter restrictions increased my children’s Covid-19 induced anxiety, requiring parenting creativity in how we eased them into isolation. With trembling lips, our 5-year-old put down his dinner spoon, stared teary eyed at his dad and said: “I don’t understand why there is no more school. There was … Continue reading I’m Helping my Children Celebrate Their Covid-19 Anxieties Away
and on this day, at this moment, you became mother!
Ever knocked to be admitted into 'Motherhood County'? Admission is messy. It’s risky. It’s contentious and vulnerable. It is beautiful! It dissects your pain-strewn brain into rivulets of inexplicable joy and pride and fear and hope and a thousand dreams, so that you cannot say why you can be so sore and so happy. It … Continue reading and on this day, at this moment, you became mother!