Parenting Is a Forever Job

Parenting Is a Forever Job

Image by giselaatje from Pixabay What did you think it was going to be like? Becoming a parent, I mean? When did you realize that there was no turning back – before your baby was put into your arms? Or did the realization that parenting is a forever job sink in...
A Legacy of Love

A Legacy of Love

I’ve just returned from a 10-day trip to visit my parents. Technically, I was doing full-time “elder care.” It’s hard for me to consider my parents in that way… Elders, much less in need of full-time care.  But at 81 & 88, my parents are absolutely the...
The Secret Ingredient = LOVE

The Secret Ingredient = LOVE

MT’s Famous Turkey & Rice Soup There’s a certain alchemy that can happen in cooking… It’s not just about putting flavors together and being satisfied with delicious results. Sometimes, if a recipe you’ve watched your Mom make too many times to count, a...
Words Matter

Words Matter

Recently, I spoke with two different folks about their births. Even though their births were very different from one another, there was one aspect that they both felt compelled to share in the re-telling of their birth story. Each of them stopped and dwelled on it...
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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