Category Archives: parenting

ode to motherhood

I never read the rules for mothering it seems I was absent that day– perhaps all of us were. Carrying around the textbook burden of guilt, the weight of which mocks our shortcomings and reveals the all-too constant truth that … Continue reading

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home alone

the spaciousness of my home when i alone am here– is staggering.

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poem 29 for my mother

It’s your birthday today a day to celebrate your open-hearted kindness, tumbling laughter and giving smile.   I remember the day I first understood the madness of motherhood– knew the intensity of frustration and loss of control.   And the … Continue reading

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poem 16 cinquain on motherhood

motherhood unfathomable, incessant taxing, heartbreaking, gut-wrenching couldn’t make another choice devotion

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the myth of happily ever after

I’ve been moving through a lot of late.  The thing I notice about myself most notably is just how quickly I seem to be processing things these days.  What took me 12+ years just a couple of  years ago is … Continue reading

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poem 5 sonnet for oskar

my first born baby you always will be the one who ushered me into this space a clearer, confident identity able to move through the world and keep pace with those who previously hadn’t seen the shy and shrinking girl, … Continue reading

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right smack dab at the beginning

My kids left me for six days just two short weeks ago.  As I sit here I find myself checking and double checking that time-frame because it seems so ludicrously impossible that so much has happened in the short span … Continue reading

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