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.
She Didn’t Mother, But She Taught Me How
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.
The Boy Wants Gin on a Snow Day?
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 […]
Write it on Your Wall, BUT not Really
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*@! […]
Secret Guilty Mom Confessions
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 […]
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