Sometimes it hurts to be a mother. It hurts when the children you conceive don’t survive long enough to see the light of day. It hurts when you realize you will never again have that special in-the-womb connection with this … Continue reading Love Without End
I’m almost certain that teenagers inhabit a time space continuum that is separate from those of their parents. For them, time slows to a crawl. I remember how I felt the year I began high school, thinking that it would take absolutely FOREVER to get through four years before graduation. But now that I am a parent, I experience time on a completely different plane. Time gallops so fast that it seems the years have lapped me before I have taken a step out of the starting gate. Ten years ago, my four-year-old played dress-up with the dog and made … Continue reading A motherhood mulligan?
It seems like just yesterday my daughter was learning how to hold her pencil. Now she is learning how to waltz, jitterbug, tango, two-step, and salsa. And not the kind with cilantro, either. Tomorrow I get to go to parent’s night to see her dance moves in person. The email invitation reminded parents that the club has a “no denim” policy. I guess my holey jeans aren’t welcome. So today I went out in search of a dress. I have a few dresses hanging way back in the cobwebbed regions of my closet, saved from the olden days when I actually … Continue reading I’m a Mamma, not a Shoppa