Category Archives: Mom reflections

A ramble about going somewhere

We have a train that runs through town here and in the warmer months, when the windows are open we can hear the whistle blow and sometimes that whistle blows loud and long and other times it’s a short sharp … Continue reading

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United We Must Stand: Children or Not

Dear sisters: When I was a stay-at-home Mommy (do they even exist anymore?) there was a nasty undercurrent vibe with embers that were whipped into full force flames by the culture of the late 80’s and early 90’s. The competition was … Continue reading

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The vulnerable path

“First you jump off the cliff and build your wings on the way down.” ― Ray Bradbury We know lives can be changed in a nanosecond with a reordering that can be intense and striking, sometimes leaving a beautiful yet-to-be-defined … Continue reading

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She’s got a ticket to ride

I got on a plane two days early swapping my thanks-to-the-miles free Southwest flight into Boston for a one-way ticket with a last row, in-the-middle seat on United that was so ridiculously expensive that I upgraded to first class at … Continue reading

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Which garden to tend?

My daughter, Hannah, asked me to send her a baby picture, ‘a real cute one,’ via text one morning this week. Once I was caffeinated and dressed, I grabbed the step stool, reached on to the top shelf of the … Continue reading

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Just look over your shoulder

The hardest part of being a mother is learning to let go of fear. And yet, for us to raise healthy, spiritually wise children, letting go is critical. Continue reading

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