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Womanhood

I Know Why the Caged Bird Died

It was the early morning–one that marked a mere four or five weeks since the moment I had first become a mother. That early hour, when the sun started coming up yet I had been awake, off and on since who knows when. My days were confused–day and night meant nothing–because my newborn and I […]

When His Love Language is Hamburger Helper

A few weeks back on Valentine’s Day, I found myself in the grocery store. I had already done a bang-up job on the kids’ treats (mostly dollar store “junk and rubbish,” a disturbingly long-lasting helium balloon and the biggest Hershey Kiss on the planet.) The kids had responded with a whoop when they found their […]

Swim, Baby, Swim

I vividly recall hiding behind the trees where Bigs couldn’t see me.  Only he wasn’t Bigs at the time. He was Smalls and I was holding Smaller in my arms. We were both attempting to reach a milestone. He was trying to learn to swim (or otherwise known as “Mom forcing the equivalent of waterboarding […]