Our Mothers, Ourselves: Did Your Mother Prepare You for Motherhood?

Eighteen years ago this month, my first child arrived six weeks ahead of schedule. While he was hooked up to tubes and toasting away in the ICU’s isolette, I spent those first days as a mother praying for him and reading Annie Lamott’s memoir, Operating Instructions. Between the laughter and the tears, I was hoping to find that elusive “how-to” manual for mothering....more
@nikonMom Mmm - love that: "Giving her heart away to us." It certainly feels that way to me ...more