A Wish List for MOm

Our babysitter helped Baby Boy make a card for Mother's Day. It was titled, "The Reasons I Love Mom." Here is what he dictated:My MOM...lets me eat gum for dinner.lets me sleep at Chuck E. Cheese.lets me use the oven.lets me drive her car....more

Happy Mother's Day!!

To all the moms of every type, to all the aunts, best friends, and babysitters who stand in for Mom, to all the grandmothers, great-grandmothers, and great-great-grandmothers, to all the moms no longer with us, to all the moms of furry ones.......more

Mother's Day and love

Letter to My Younger Self

 **Originally posted on Long Days, Short Years...more

Happy Mother's Day to My Village Peeps

 It takes a village to raise a child.  And apparently one to champion this mother.  ...more

Reflections on Mother's Day Eve

Attending Madama Butterfly on the eve of Mother’s Day, makes the story even more poignant.  The story cuts through the ugly, caddish American, the Japanese stereotypes and what is left is a mother’s ultimate sacrifice.  She gives dies in honor so her son has a chance to escape the dishonor sure to brand him.  In her world, the taking of her life is more than ending the pain of an unequal love, making amends for a shamed union, or being tossed aside like a used toy.  It is her attempt to give him honor in one culture and freedom to become a part of another. ...more

The Perfect Mother's Day

My family was so nice to check me in at a 5 star hotel! I don't have to do any thing at all-I can sit on my behind all day and get away with it! At various times of the day, I got some special deliveries. The first was a gourmet breakfast-pancakes with syrup,some fruit and a glass of juice. Ah, that hit the spot! I spent some time lounging around after that great meal. Then I got a delivery of a dozen long stemmed roses and a box of chocolates. My family knows I love chocolate!...more

She calls them "print-zells" not pretzels.

For our mamas... She calls them “print-zells” not pretzels.She carries her baby doll in the crook of her elbow and pedals her around in the cozy coupe - off for ice cream or groceries or on a “special errand.”  She tells me: “See you in a little bit.  Bye - byyyyyy-e. Wasn’t that fun, huh?” And squeezes the baby’s shoulder, kissing her brunette-head....more