Posts for Motherhood

Spring Debut

General/Column October 23, 2017

Days ago, the drive to the hospital, the streets ruddy and sleek-silver in early spring rain. The last chill and…

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Behavior

General/Column October 23, 2017

My sister-in-law pays my nephew a quarter to behave. Wish that was all it took for me. Like any grown-up,…

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Literary Mama

General/Column October 23, 2017

“[Our children] need a mother’s whole attention. Can I lawfully divide my attention by literary efforts?” –Harriet Beecher Stowe to…

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Monarch of the Saucer Magnolia

General/Column October 23, 2017

In the tree there is a boy, thin and sturdy, mud smeared, smiling, big, gapped teeth white among the purple…

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