Remembering my mom, who taught me so much about motherhood

My beloved mom passed away 20 years ago this month. Usually, life with her in it feels like forever ago. But this year feels unexpectedly different. The memories feel fresher, more vivid — probably because I’m reminded of my mom on a daily basis now that I have a daughter of my own. For yearsContinue reading “Remembering my mom, who taught me so much about motherhood”

Finding my voice as a mother

Lately, I’ve found myself wanting to write a lot about my daughter Madelyn. “So many stories to tell, so little time to write!” I often think. Gone are the times when I could write personal essays for hour-long periods without interruptions. Being a mom forces you to learn how to be patient as a writer,Continue reading “Finding my voice as a mother”