When the story needs rewritten

At least once or twice per year, in some holiday or other gathering of my parents, brothers, and sometimes extended family, my parents love to drop in one of their … Read more

The messy middle of motherhood

He’s facedown on his mattress with his head buried under the pillow, holding the edges down tightly around his ears for good measure. His cries are muffled under all the … Read more

The grandparent gap

An hour or so after arriving at my office this morning and with a full day of clients ahead of me, I got the dreaded phone call from the school … Read more

Moments of repair

I watched him maneuver toward her through the empty chairs and beach towels, stepping over the floaties that had been discarded by the littlest cousins. Second cousins? I could never … Read more

This is the currency of love

She comes into the bathroom where I rub cleanser on my face, her tiny feet scraping my tan heels against the floor as she crosses the tile. I can see … Read more

When mom falls apart

My chair is angled toward her at the large oval table, my feet dangling several inches from the floor. I use my nail to pick at the veneer, keeping my … Read more

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