All Blog Posts Tagged 'family' (293)

A Reading by Sholeh Wolpe

Posted a videotaped performance by poet Sholeh Wolpe, who reads from her collection 'Keeping Time With Blue Hyacinths':

Added by Maureen E. Doallas on April 7, 2015 at 7:00am — No Comments

A Chat with Marija Bulatovic, author of ‘Fantastical: Tales of Bears, Beer and Hemophilia’

Born in Yugoslavia in the 1970s, Marija Bulatovic, along with her parents, immigrated to the U.S. in the 1990s just ahead of the 1990s Yugoslav wars and the breakup of the country.  An accomplished business professional with years of experience driving enterprise business with Fortune 500 companies, Bulatovic graduated from Colgate University. Marija Bulatovic lives in…


Added by Mayra Calvani on January 29, 2015 at 11:54am — No Comments

29:56 (Poem)

Posted '29:56', a new poem about the extensive surveillance footage released by the City of Cleveland as the investigation into the death of Tamir Rice, 12, continue:

Added by Maureen E. Doallas on January 20, 2015 at 9:33am — No Comments

[Body, Mind & Spirit] Not My Mother’s Christmas: Navigating the Holidays

My mother gave from her heart all year long, but tripled her efforts during the holidays. She loved everything about the season: baking, cooking, cards, caroling, shopping, wrapping, giving to charity, hosting and attending parties, and decorating. “You need a little bit of Christmas in every room,” she’d…


Added by Bella Mahaya Carter on December 7, 2014 at 10:30pm — 4 Comments

Called to Thanksgiving (Poem)

I've reposted a poem I wrote for my brother: "Called to Thanksgiving".

Added by Maureen E. Doallas on November 25, 2014 at 7:22am — No Comments

[SWP: Behind the Book] The Sweetness: the girl on the cover

“So,” some may ask, “is that you on the book cover?” I shake my head…no. There’s no need to explain that the child adorning the cover of my novel, The Sweetness, was born years before me; and no need to say “but we are related,” and certainly no need to mention…


Added by Sande Boritz Berger on November 24, 2014 at 7:30am — 7 Comments

[SWP: Behind the Book] What Is Found, What Is Lost

What Is Found, What Is Lost, like most (if not all) novels, is about a number of different things: First, it gives us…


Added by Anne Leigh Parrish on October 12, 2014 at 1:30pm — 3 Comments

Love Quote by author Stephanie Lahart

Added by Stephanie Lahart on September 25, 2014 at 10:15am — No Comments

Wednesday Wonder: 'Be the Inside of the Vase'

I've posted a video of Echo Morgan's extraordinary performance 'Be the Inside of the Vase':

Added by Maureen E. Doallas on September 24, 2014 at 7:12am — No Comments


Added by Stephanie Lahart on September 23, 2014 at 2:24pm — No Comments

Family Ties (Poem)

I've posted 'Family Ties', a new poem.

Added by Maureen E. Doallas on September 23, 2014 at 7:05am — No Comments

Saved by Poetry: Essay a TweetSpeak Poetry

My essay for the TweetSpeak Poetry column "Journey Into Poetry" appears today.

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Added by Maureen E. Doallas on September 17, 2014 at 5:46am — No Comments

The Portrait that Remains

“Mary Campos’ room?”


“Who are you?”


“I am her granddaughter.”


“Room 3C.”


The hallway was sterilized but smelled of human excrement mixed with bleach and cheap air fresheners.  From either side of the hall came cries and moans – loud from the patients, “take me home”.  The workers stood impervious, as anyone who wishes to be able to work another day, would.


The showers were running, and trays of food rolled down…


Added by Virgilia Campos on August 5, 2014 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Mother-Daughter Time

This weekend is a special weekend for my husband. For the past thirty years, he and two of his friends spend at least one weekend, sometimes a week, in the "great outdoors." They always travel to a different spot and have even gone as far as the Boundary Waters in Canada. Yes, this is their weekend to do some "male bonding," as I like to call it.

I don't begrudge him this time away. He works hard and I think he deserves some time to get away and have some fun with his friends. These…


Added by Cindy Knapper on June 28, 2014 at 4:00am — No Comments

Australian Grown - Best Place to Raise a Family

I remember back when I was little. Things were so simple then. My parents bought a house they could afford and sent me to the local school. That was it. There were hardly any researches about the most family-friendly neighbourhood. They liked the house, the surrounding and the people who…


Added by Samantha WInterland on May 26, 2014 at 11:53pm — No Comments

My New E-Book! Enduring Bonds: Estrangement proofing our kids

Enduring Bonds Front page

I am really excited to announce that I have finished my e-book, Enduring Bonds: Estrangement proofing our kids.

What’s it about?

This e-book will include readers in a personal journey of understanding and learning about how to navigate family estrangement in their family, with their children. The book is organized into sections, which were topics that have been identified over and again by the people who have shared their stories and…


Added by Fiona McColl on May 9, 2014 at 7:33am — No Comments

Theme of the Week: Motherhood – Should I send my estranged mother a card for Mother’s Day?


“Hearing him talk about his mother, about his intact family, makes my chest hurt for a second, like someone pierced it with a needle.” 

― Veronica Roth

The thing about Mother’s Day is everyone’s relationship with their mother is in our face. Our nose is rubbed in “intact relationships” and it can hurt to know that we don’t have that. When we…


Added by Fiona McColl on May 9, 2014 at 7:05am — No Comments

Theme of the Week: Motherhood – Aunties of the heart, our “other” mothers

“Women without children are also the best of mothers, often, with the patience, interest, and saving grace that the constant relationship with children cannot always sustain. Women who are not mothering their own children have the clarity and focus to see deeply into the character of children webbed by family. A child is fortunate who feels witnessed as a person, outside relationships with parents by another adult.” ― Louise Erdrich



Added by Fiona McColl on May 9, 2014 at 7:02am — No Comments

Theme of the Week: Motherhood – Estranged From My Children, Alienated From Myself

regret I was a child who hadn’t been loved, and who had had no family relations of love and intimacy. So I probably thought to myself that, finally, I was going to have a child and would have this wonderful unconditional loving relationship.

But this child was his mother’s victim, I was a totally incompetent mother, because I, myself, was an abused child from a problematic…


Added by Fiona McColl on May 9, 2014 at 6:59am — No Comments

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