Motherhood Archive

  • Dear Declan, Now we begin your tenth orbit around the sun. It’s the last year that your age will be identified with a single digit, the closing of your time […]

    A note to my boy, who is NINE today

    Dear Declan, Now we begin your tenth orbit around the sun. It’s the last year that your age will be identified with a single digit, the closing of your time […]

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  • Juniper’s Big Adventure By Declan and his mom Declan and I wrote this together by hand, passing the notebook back and forth, each taking a turn at contributing a line […]

    An interdimensional mother-son story

    Juniper’s Big Adventure By Declan and his mom Declan and I wrote this together by hand, passing the notebook back and forth, each taking a turn at contributing a line […]

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  • Dear Declan, You are 8 today.  Eight. Eight is the atomic number of oxygen.  There are eight spokes on the Wheel of Dharma, which symbolize the interdependent principles on the […]

    A note to my boy, who is eight today

    Dear Declan, You are 8 today.  Eight. Eight is the atomic number of oxygen.  There are eight spokes on the Wheel of Dharma, which symbolize the interdependent principles on the […]

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  • My son and I have been watching old episodes of Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood lately. It’s much easier than I realized to get engrossed in the land of make-believe and film […]

    It’s such a good feeling

    My son and I have been watching old episodes of Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood lately. It’s much easier than I realized to get engrossed in the land of make-believe and film […]

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  • Dear Declan, You are seven today. Seven sounds magical when you say it out loud: Seven. Declan is Seven. We can look at the Pleiades and assign a year of […]

    A note to my boy, who is seven today

    Dear Declan, You are seven today. Seven sounds magical when you say it out loud: Seven. Declan is Seven. We can look at the Pleiades and assign a year of […]

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  • While listening to the new Dr. John record in the car the other evening, Declan and I had the following conversation: Declan: Mom, who is this? I feel like I’ve […]

    You rite baby, you rite

    While listening to the new Dr. John record in the car the other evening, Declan and I had the following conversation: Declan: Mom, who is this? I feel like I’ve […]

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  • I don’t sleep so well. Every other night, I find myself awake at odd hours to warm a mug of milk, stretch my hips or play racquetball with difficult thoughts […]

    Late

    I don’t sleep so well. Every other night, I find myself awake at odd hours to warm a mug of milk, stretch my hips or play racquetball with difficult thoughts […]

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  • I just returned from a beautiful memorial service in Loveland, Ohio, for my dear friend and colleague, Linda Sanders-Wells. Everyone there was invited to share their experiences of her. This […]

    For Linda

    I just returned from a beautiful memorial service in Loveland, Ohio, for my dear friend and colleague, Linda Sanders-Wells. Everyone there was invited to share their experiences of her. This […]

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  • We listened to a sleep meditation recording as he fell asleep last night, hanging on to me like driftwood.  As the faintest snores began to come out of him, I […]

    Even kisses

    We listened to a sleep meditation recording as he fell asleep last night, hanging on to me like driftwood.  As the faintest snores began to come out of him, I […]

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  • Dear Declan, You are six today. Six! That’s halfway to twelve. That’s one-third of the way to 18. You’ve grown so much this year. Taller. Wiser. Kinder.  More confident, and […]

    A note to my boy, who is six today

    Dear Declan, You are six today. Six! That’s halfway to twelve. That’s one-third of the way to 18. You’ve grown so much this year. Taller. Wiser. Kinder.  More confident, and […]

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