Category Archives: Parenting

To Make a Mother Weep

In the kitchen before dawn, my pre-teen daughter makes two potato chip and maple syrup sandwiches on artisanal — $5.99 a loaf — sourdough. “My favorite!” she grins.   Who knew? Her plan is to watch the sunrise from our … Continue reading

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I’m in Best of the Bonfire

Hello All — Just wanted to let you all know that one of my guest posts last year for Kludgy Mom – Menarche and Menopause – has been picked as one of the year’s best in her “Best of Bonfire” series! My post is … Continue reading

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Grandmothers: A Clear, Straightforward, Love

Today, I’m participating in the Grandmother Power Blogging Campaign, run by Tara Sophia Mohr. All kinds of bloggers are posting inspirational stories about grandmothers and elders — check it out! **** I was a college freshman at a giant state … Continue reading

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An Embarrassment to my Daughter

So the other day I’m driving the girls around from here to there, and we’re listening to a song we all like. I’m waving my arms and bouncing to the music. Madam B pipes up and says, “That’s why I … Continue reading

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Lighten Up and Love Deeply

I’ve been following the Little Seal blog for a long time. It is a passionate, beautifully-written chronicle of a mother caring for her terminally-ill child. Even though you’d think as a mother that you can’t bear to read it, you … Continue reading

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The Reality of Birthdays

I turned 54 this week. I’ve had a lovely time of it, but there’s no avoiding the fact in the last year or so, my body has taken one of those turns. “Suddenly,” the wrinkles and the grey have reached critical … Continue reading

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Letting go of showing up for everything

This week, I’m reposting one of my favorite posts as part of a “Whole Lotta Love” link-up, highlighting a post that flopped, a post didn’t get enough love when it was first posted. This represents a sweet turning point for … Continue reading

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