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Other Mothers Among Us…. (Healing For Mother’s Day)

Also featured on Huffington Post: http://huff.to/1czN6nc Every year I’ve struggled with my emotions on Mother’s Day. My children have been fairly hit or miss in recognizing the day: from breakfasts in bed that, while not always edible, were priceless in … Continue reading

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Yeah, I Was You, and Now I’m Her… While Working On Me

Hey you, young mother. Yeah, you. I know you. I was you. I remember well the years and years of being busy all the time, and never getting enough sleep. I remember worrying about how to do everything right. What was … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: All We Are Is Dust In The Wind…

This week the Weekly Photo Challenge intrigues me. The idea of a “Three-picture Story”  is fascinating. In a nutshell, a three-picture story is a way to help you think about storytelling with images. To create a three-picture story, gather: An establishing … Continue reading

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Umbilicus

When was the last time you looked at your belly button and thought about why it’s there?  Have you ever really considered that it’s proof that you were once vitally and intimately tied to another person: your mother? Honestly, I’m … Continue reading

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What Dreams May Come…

Note: I wrote this last week, but had other things to post… I just woke up from the strangest… most vivid dream. I wanted to write it down, as it felt so real and so meaningful, and here in that … Continue reading

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A Stitch in Time…

Having recently come out of a depression… months and months of stalling, stagnating, feeling stuck and dark, it’s amazing to see how much I get done, now that I am digging my way out. Frankly, I was beginning to think … Continue reading

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Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep…

Last night I couldn’t sleep. That’s not totally unusual. I’m a woman of a certain age— there are many things that keep me awake these days. However, last night it was the most horrible of thoughts, the darkest of the … Continue reading

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End Of An Era, Cookie.

This week I had a gulp moment, that blindsided me a little. Frankly, the fact that two of my kids are grown up and mostly out the door (one is way out the door, the other still has dirty laundry … Continue reading

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Mother, May I…

To my mother, with love. For those of you who have been following my blog for a while, you know that New Year’s Eve is the anniversary of my mother’s death. For those of you who haven’t, it is one … Continue reading

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Sirens in Israel, Make Me Grind My Teeth.

Let me be very clear at the outset of this post: I refuse to get into the politics of this situation. This is a tale from the Mother land, not a story of sides. It’s hard to discuss Israel and … Continue reading

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