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…Continue
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
“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…Continue
Added by Stephanie Lahart on September 25, 2014 at 10:15am — No Comments
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
I've posted 'Family Ties', a new poem.
Added by Maureen E. Doallas on September 23, 2014 at 7:05am — No Comments
My essay for the TweetSpeak Poetry column "Journey Into Poetry" appears today.
Added by Maureen E. Doallas on September 17, 2014 at 5:46am — No Comments
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“Mary Campos’ room?”
“Who are you?”
“I am her granddaughter.”
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…Continue
Added by Virgilia Campos on August 5, 2014 at 3:30pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Cindy Knapper on June 28, 2014 at 4:00am — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Samantha WInterland on May 26, 2014 at 11:53pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Fiona McColl on May 9, 2014 at 7:33am — No Comments
“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…Continue
Added by Fiona McColl on May 9, 2014 at 7:05am — No Comments
“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
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…Continue
Added by Fiona McColl on May 9, 2014 at 6:59am — No Comments
I am happy to announce that my new book Emily-A Compilation of Short Stories is now available to purchase. It contains the 12 family oriented short stories originally published in The Suburban Online Magazine.
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Posted review of L.L. Barkat's new poetry collection "Love, Etc.":
Added by Maureen E. Doallas on April 10, 2014 at 5:36am — No Comments