Tag Archives: motherhood

myself

there is this sense of empty as I watch them go… then I remember

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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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settling into the resonance

the sound of my boy’s laughter tumbling across the floors and ceilings through the hallway and under the door– the ease of three generations co-existing– quiet certainty of a love that has always been and will always be– from latency … Continue reading

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boundaries within love

I found this photograph a couple of days ago in a drawer by the side of my bed.  It’s my sweet little baby girl, about two months before her 2nd birthday.  (Right now she’s less than a month from her … Continue reading

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haiku on single parenting

i wish i wasn’t the one in charge of keeping it all together.

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where there’s a will…

yesterday i peeled away a layer one that had long concealed my vulnerability. Underneath that film– i found a need to prove myself. a deep and darkened shame, a tortured, broken structure that believed in itself to the point of … Continue reading

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