Tag Archives: Mother’s Day

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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Raised By Wolves… Sibling Reflections, for Mother’s Day

Warning: Severe sarcasm zone. Snarky tones abound. Enter at your own risk, and take most statements with a bag grain of salt. I have three children. My daughter, Principessa, is 24; my son, Middle Man, is 22, and the baby of … Continue reading

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It Truly Takes a Village…

  When I chose the name Tales From the Motherland, two years before I ever started blogging, I did so because I’d begun to realize that my entire life is informed and influenced by having raised my children. My role … Continue reading

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Dear Mother…

Dear young mother at the park, Today I watched you stand by the bay, holding your baby boy, and I couldn’t take my eyes off of you. I’m not a stalker; I’m an aging mother, and seeing you there, touched … Continue reading

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The Middle…Fishy

For Mother’s Day this year, we visited the Vancouver Aquarium. I hadn’t been in ages. Frankly, there are some things that I’ve long enjoyed that have simply fallen by the wayside, as my children have grown up. Zoos and aquariums … Continue reading

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Passing Ghosts.

I wrote this for my a submission in my writing group, with the prompt “Mother’s Day.”  It’s not my usual style for the  blog, and I did not initially write it for this. However, the wise and talented women in … Continue reading

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