Walking in my mom jeans

As you get deeper, they get shorter. And smaller. The clothes in my closet. Its like some weird Alice in Wonderland thing. Once you get to the back of my closet, the dresses are oddly small and scandalously short. When the hell did my clothes get so much bigger?...more

For the Motherless

Someone important to me recently shared with me that he grew up without his mother. He shared that when he was 5, he lost his mother. He lost her to schizophrenia. His father had bailed when he was born he said. With grace, his grandparents stepped in. He and his brother were raised with their love and care.Hearing this broke my heart and made me sad. It also made me think....more

Mother’s Day Sucks... Mothering After Loss

(post by MomCave contributor Dina Drew)Mother’s Day sucks. There, I said it! I fully admit it. It shouldn’t. I’m the proud and lucky mom of two great kids, a girl, 10, and a boy, 4. They are my life, my joy, and I couldn’t imagine my world without them. But see, I belong to this club, the one that no one ever wants to be a part of. I’m a card-carrying member of the “my mother is dead and it sucks club.”...more

Dear Young Mama

   Dear Young Mama,...more

Stepping Through Mothers Day

Occupy Mother's Day!

Grandparents' Day is September 7 this year. I had to Google it because I knew there was one, I just didn't know when....more

Happy Mother's Day to the Special Needs Mother

Happy Mother's Day to the Mother who may never have heard her child say "I love you". Happy Mother's Day for the mother who's child is physically incapable of buying a card, or who doesn't have the mental capacity to understand what today is about. Happy Mother's Day to the Mothers who won't get to relax and rest today, because they don't get to relax and rest ever. ...more

Let's honour our Moms.

My earliest memory is thinking she was the most beautiful woman.  I would watch her put on her liquid eye liner and her lipstick...she had a specific way of doing it and always the tissue blot!  I would ask to keep that lipstick kiss stamp.  ...more
Brought a tear to my eye!  Watching you become a mom, while not yet one myself, was inspiring.more

My Substitute Moms...

Every year as Mother's Day approaches, I feel a sadness creep in.  I miss my Mom.  My first Mother's Day without her was the first Mother's Day I was a mom;  albeit, my bundle of joy was nestled comfortably within my womb, I was a mother nonetheless.  I remember that first year, being a jumble of hormones and emotions, breaking down in sobs during church as the message was all about moms and how lucky we were to have them and should honor them on that day.  The ache in my heart was so intense....more