Invisible Work

Invisible Work

Laura Williams – Getty Images I’m a child of the 80s (I’ve now revealed my approximate age and managed to conjure up some nostalgia for what is arguably, the greatest decade ever!) However, my point is harkening back to a time when many folks, like me, had a...
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 Mother’s Outrage

A Mother’s Outrage

If you’re a white mother reading the headlines or watching Minneapolis burn and you’re not outraged, ask yourself one question: Why not? On this blog I’ve established that I’m not someone who cries very often: a couple of times a year, perhaps; on the other side of...
No Big Deal?

No Big Deal?

When you become a parent for the SECOND time an interesting thing happens. Everyone around you is like, “Yay! You’re going to have another baby! How exciting!” And then… crickets! There’s an assumption that because you’ve done this thing once before, there’s really no...
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.”...

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