She may not have wanted the burden of a family once she had it but she took care of us all. The family she ended up with was her cross to bear. There is a restlessness in some of us, like my mom, that my grandmother recognized. She never could figure out how to “mother” that.
Not everyone has a Hallmark commercial memory playing above their heads when they think of Mother’s Day. That doesn’t mean I don’t celebrate my Mother and being a mother.
I don’t know where you live but here in North Carolina we’re getting snow days. North Carolina is drunk. You may already know I am not a big fan of snow or winter or anything having to do with wearing a coat. Yesterday was a magical snow day for us after I was reminded to […]
Dear husband, When you say to our son, “Write it on your wall so you remember the dates. I will take you boys to Atlanta to see a super-cross in February” you should remember he is TEN. Ten year-olds don’t have Facebook “walls” to write their plans on. Ten year-olds will just write that s*@! […]
Hello, my name is Abbie. I have a secret guilty mom confession. I have a secret cabinet in my kitchen that my kids don’t know that opens. Actually, there are two cabinets that look like panels. In one I keep Scotch tape and scissors and the other everything I need to make S’mores. Today […]