Category Archives: Motherhood

The Women In Me

Generations of women crowd inside me. There’s a carpenter, a seamstress, and a gardener squeezed beside a hairdresser, a bookkeeper, a caretaker, and a homemaker. Women who worked long hours. Mom balanced managing four kids running in different directions, working … Continue reading

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Becoming Mom

Today our daughter celebrates her birthday. In honor of this day, I’m reposting a note I sent to her two years ago. Thirty-one years ago, I climbed upon a chair to oil the kitchen cabinets to a gleam. Nesting, they … Continue reading

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The Women In Me

Generations of women crowd inside me. There’s a carpenter, a seamstress, and a gardener squeezed beside a hairdresser, a bookkeeper, a caretaker, and a homemaker. Women who worked long hours. Mom balanced managing four kids running in different directions, working … Continue reading

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Top 10 Things Mom Taught Me

We chatted and laughed about long-ago events pressed on the pages of our memories. My mom,  sister and I gathered for a Mother’s Day visit. Despite seasons when I’m certain Mom thought I wasn’t listening to her, what she taught … Continue reading

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Becoming Mom

Last week our daughter celebrated a birthday. As often happens when my thoughts run to her, she called.  With perfect timing. I had just put the last period on my note to her. Printed with her permission… Hi, Sweetie,  Happy … Continue reading

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