Right Words – Right Time?

Right Words – Right Time?

March 13th was the last time I hugged someone who wasn’t my husband or one of my four children. I’ve had exactly four safe social distancing hangouts with people who don’t live with me. For an “etremeovert” like me (extreme extrovert) these are not happy times, ya’ll....
Mothers Make It All Happen

Mothers Make It All Happen

“Mothers… We make it all happen, don’t we?” This is what the young, pregnant Momma pumping my gas said to me this morning. (Don’t judge! It’s a law in Oregon. It’s actually illegal to pump your own gas. For real.) I shook my head and answered, “Yep, we sure do.”...

The Tooth Fairy

“Okay, Mommy – I’m going to ask you a question, because I know that parents don’t lie.” Thing Four said this to me yesterday afternoon while standing in our kitchen, home early from school with his first-of-the-season cold. I tried to distract him by offering...
The Light in the Darkness

The Light in the Darkness

Image from klickblik from Pixabay (TW: school shootings) In April of 1999, I was about 3 months pregnant with my first baby. I’m sure I was still sick — throwing up countless times a day. But the excitement of being able to get pregnant following my husband’s...
Dear Mom…

Dear Mom…

(A little love letter to my Mom…) I wrote about how I was irritated with my Mom for not coming to Portland in advance of my first being born. How could she not be there for me when I needed her most? But of course, my Mom in her infinite wisdom knew that I...

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