In my 9th of 10 years of being a stay-at-home-mom, I was antsy to add meaning to my life beyond the role of Mom. I had recently begun blogging, and I was in constant search of my identity. We often identify ourselves by what we do: scientist, lawyer, Mom. I am a mother, but that … Continue reading Identity crisis averted. Thank you, mission statement.
I have a close friend, J, who has never met a mirror she didn’t like. When we were teens, and later in college, and her eye caught a reflective surface – a shop window, a car window, a mirror in a mall bathroom – she turned her head this way and that as she looked … Continue reading When you look in the mirror, who do you see?
I stood in sunshine on the sidelines of our son’s soccer field – the first game of the season – and a mom I had not met yet smiled and thrust her hand toward me. “Hi, I’m M___,” she said. “Thanks for all the email organizing you did for the team last week.” Her glasses … Continue reading Pitching on the soccer field
In my writing workshop last weekend, I had a bit of a freak out about respecting our kids’ right to privacy and not writing about them anymore. But those are my best pieces, I panicked. During a 10-minute free write, I wrote, As a stay-at-home-mom whose life consists of my husband, my children, these walls, … Continue reading We all have stories (part 2 of 2)