Happy Mother's Day!
Cheers to the perfectly, imperfect mother. Whether you are one or were raised by one, I hope you'll read my latest post: Bad Ass Mother . Thougths!
Have a great day.
Added by Christine Moffatt on May 12, 2013 at 4:01am — No Comments
There was a period when we were working on our book (Still Here Thinking of You ~ A Second Chance With Our Mothers) that we recorded conversations about different aspects of our experience together. We called them “Thursday Mornings at Ten.” Here’s one titled “Missing Our Mothers.”
Lori: I’ve found that when something’s going wrong, when something feels very dramatic in my life, or if I’m sad, I want to call my mother.…
Added by Vicki Malits Addesso on April 29, 2013 at 8:30am — No Comments
I was writing about a night when my mother was drinking heavily. She was telling me a story I had never heard before, a secret about her own mother. I sat at my computer and typed, but I wondered: why am I writing this? I felt ashamed, guilty, not because of what my mother was saying and doing in this piece, but because I was writing it.
What belongs to me? What am I allowed to reveal?
I feel safer with fiction. There I can disguise, exaggerate, maneuver…
I used to think my relationship with my mother had ended with her death. Once she was gone, all that we had ever said to each other, the things we had done together, the memories I carried of my life with her, were finite.
I used to believe that a memory was fixed; the past was concrete, stable, constant. What had gone before could not be altered.
When I decided to write about my mother and me, I thought it would be like taking dictation. I would…Continue
Added by Vicki Malits Addesso on March 1, 2013 at 9:30am — No Comments
Added by suzi banks baum on February 28, 2013 at 6:26pm — No Comments
Last month while watching news coverage of the Presidential Inauguration I heard one of the commentators talking about seeing a woman - a mother, presumably - in the crowds watching from the roadside as the President and First Lady passed by. This commentator seemed shocked to see the woman holding what appeared to be a leash with a toddler at the other end. It was then that I remembered this short piece I wrote several years back. I hope you enjoy...…Continue
Added by Vicki Malits Addesso on February 19, 2013 at 5:24pm — No Comments
Journalist Nikhita Venugopal, who covers Cobble Hill for DNAinfo.com, interviewed me yesterday and we spoke about my novel, Cutting Teeth (St. Martin's Press 2014), the modern parenting experience and more.
It was so much fun, and Nikhita was…
Added by Julia Fierro on February 13, 2013 at 8:39am — No Comments
Originally posted at my blog, The Writing Scott.
Added by Katherine Scott Crawford on January 30, 2013 at 7:30am — No Comments
He smiles with his whole face
this beautiful miracle that is my son Jabulani
my heart falls on its knees with gratitude
for this honor
Added by U-Meleni on January 15, 2013 at 12:18pm — No Comments
This summer I moved from Brooklyn to Chicago with my husband and toddler twins. I thought the change in locale might help slow me down. The opposite happened instead. The pace of a writing life has little to do, sometimes, with the city outside one’s head.
She Writes asked me to share…Continue
There are moments when you get a glimpse of the person your child is becoming and it is bittersweet. A recent trip to Paris with her made me see she's no longer my little girl. She is becoming a beautiful young woman of sixteen. I'm so grateful to have had the chance to spend the week with her...and shockingly, there were no arguments!…Continue
Added by Christine Moffatt on September 23, 2012 at 9:00am — No Comments
Yesterday's rehearsal was bad. Beyond bad. Let me clarify. My playing was beyond bad. Everyone else was just dandy. As the first violin, however, I anchor the group, and if the anchor isn't set into solid ground, the whole boat drifts, no matter how sound it might be.
I had no focus. Passages that I'd played…Continue
Added by Jeannine Bergers Everett on September 17, 2012 at 5:44am — No Comments
Note: First appeared in Seattle Daylight Writers in 2011.Continue
Added by Kelsye Nelson on July 22, 2012 at 9:00pm — No Comments
The day you came into my life, I honestly didn't know what to think; we had waited patiently for your arrival for months, well let's be honest, I was a tad impatient in the end.
I had planned for this day for most of my life, but now that it was here, and in the days and months that followed, I was gripped by fear at every turn, not the fairy tale happiness that I had always imagined you'd bring when you finally came.
I know I missed some of your important moments while I…Continue
Added by Jenny Darlington on July 13, 2012 at 2:01pm — No Comments
After a monthlong hiatus I am back to blogging and as luck would have it my mother and her dog offered the juiciest drama of all to write about this week.
My mother's beloved dog might be pregnant after spending a night carousing in my town. All my fault, of course. Well, despite the drama I had to find the funny in it. I hope you do too!Continue
Added by Christine Moffatt on July 11, 2012 at 3:44pm — No Comments
I'll be leaving on a week-long cruise to Mexico in a couple of days.
I'm excited about the trip, but I'm also excited about releasing "Feign", my poetry collection. I've sent out messages / posts / tweets about the release, and created and scheduled a Facebook ad, so I'm hoping to break my previous record of 230 downloads in 24 hours. Then again, I'm not sure if people are really all that enthusiastic about poetry and song lyrics…Continue
Added by T. L. Curtis on June 23, 2012 at 1:56pm — No Comments
Kelley, Since the birth of my beautiful daughter 13 yrs. ago, I feel very emotional with too many things at one time. My work life, marriage, and neighbourhood, have caused me to have the feeling that someone or something does not want me to be comfortable in my own space/skin, and overall happiness. My dad passed just 3 months prior to his eightieth, Mom is eighty two now, and I fear my husband is leaving me. My resilience is gone. Could you help? Joy…Continue
Added by Kelley Harrell on June 13, 2012 at 8:34am — No Comments
so much depends
a red wheel
glazed with rain
Added by Megan Oteri on April 3, 2012 at 8:45am — No Comments
Immediately following the birth of my son I had an eclamptic seizure. I had another two hours later, at which point I was medically sedated and put in intensive care for my son's first night of life. I feel there is a spiritual lesson to be gained from this experience, but I'm having a hard time accessing it. Since then, almost two years ago, I've had a difficult time feeling as in-tune…
Added by Kelley Harrell on March 21, 2012 at 9:44am — No Comments
I was in labor with my first child. Contractions, fear, anxiety, and excitement rippled through me. The husband had my suitcase. The bed was made. Our one-bedroom-with-a-den apartment was tidied. I was all ready to go.
Then I saw a sock on the floor. It seemed, in my contracting and anxiety-ridden state, too hard to bend over and pick it up--and I am proud to say it also seemed too niggling a detail about which to bother the husband.
I'll get that…Continue
Added by Hope A. Perlman on February 17, 2012 at 12:39pm — No Comments