Motherhood

THE BEST PARTS OF ME-Unhanding My Children. (Audio Blog)

Hello Friends!  Happy Mothering Day! No matter who you are or where you are on your life journey, motherhood has touched you.  You have mothered,  you have been mothered or maybe you are hoping to mother.  Maybe this year your oldest is about to be out the door and on her way.   Maybe your…

I’VE GONE TO SEE THE ROSES. (A story from The Mama Vault)

For thirty-four years, I’ve thought of motherhood as it applied to me.  I’ve chronicled the ebb and flow of it–written about the continuous fine tuning of my  heart regarding the holding on and letting go of  my own  children.   All the while in the background, there was a letting go running parallel and concurrent…

#3 – THE MOM BOD

  I was five days post-partum with my third child when my wonderful, attentive husband said the following words to me.   Come on Big Mama—let’s go get some ice cream.   Hand to heart.  No exaggeration.  Those were his words.  He would rue the day.   Want to know what I did?  I stopped…

THE MAMA VAULT – #2 Mama Drove the Getaway

Once I had two little boys.  They were undisturbed by spaghetti sauce and melting popsicles dripping off their chins.  I can still see my dear friend Nat, a girl mama, shaking her head in disbelief when I didn’t wipe the drips off straightaway.  Being a boy mama requires a specific finesse girl mamas can’t quite comprehend.…

THE MAMA VAULT – #1 There Should Be a Test

    We take tests to prove we’re qualified for all the important things in life.   We take tests to pass from grade to grade in school.  We take tests before we can drive a car.   Whether we’re hairdressers, schoolteachers, chefs, insurance agents, doctors, heavy equipment operators—most all things require we take a…