Category Archives: motherhood

Mama & Her Boys

There is this thing about motherhood, the often quoted words–the days are long and the years are short. Cliche’d words, maybe, but words said often are said often for a reason. They are truth, perhaps. The big days are easy to remember, aren’t they? The milestones, the trips, the wild adventures, and the momentous moments.

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I Can’t Do A Lot Of Things; But I Can Do This. . .

I pull on my shoes and bend down to tie them while two puppies, creatures of habit, sit at my feet staring at me curiously. It’s still dark out–this isn’t our routine. I pull on my coat and look out into the darkness through the front window, waiting for Chad’s headlights to to turn onto

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Take A Knee

I sat watching from behind the glass. Nose-bleed seats, for sure. They are all nose-bleed seats, though. In one hour increments parents race toward the glass to grab the “best” seats, so to catch a glimpse of their kids kick a ball to a teammate or better yet,  into the goal of the opposing team.

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When It Feels Complicated, Find The Simple

  I stood off to the side in a small classroom with 15 Kindergartners. The song “Happy” played while the “Mom in Charge” (a role which I take great care to never be) orchestrated a game of musical chairs. For a moment, I enjoyed standing among people who made me feel like a giant. While

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