White Women, Take One Step Forward: Part Two

Yesterday, I wrote Part One about what got us here. Today, let’s think about action to take if you feel shitty about what is happening in our country. Part Two: Take One Step Forward My darling friend stood in my office today as we whispered about the violence and intimidation that’s already happening against gays, […] The post White Women, Take One Step Forward: Part Two appeared first on Baddest Mother Ever ....more

White Women, Take One Step Forward: Part One

This is a two-part post. Today, I’m talking about the election. Tomorrow, I’m talking about what action to take if you feel shitty about it and want to help ....more

I Woke Up In This World

I’ve woken up with this pain before–the heavy ache in every muscle from carrying around a racing mind, a broken heart, and all on no sleep. I know this feeling. I felt this way the day after my first husband came home with lipstick on his collar ....more

Build Me a Son Like Joe

For 50 years, the world has been home to my brother Joe. For 48 years and 2 weeks, I’ve had the pleasure of being his little sister and sometimes making him cry. When we were little, I’m sure I made him cry in frustration a time or two ....more

She Simply Needed to Rest

On the second night of my adventure to the beach, I lay tucked into bed with a book and five pillows. The hotel fan was set on Hi but I left the sliding glass door open to listen to the sound of the ocean. My rest ended abruptly with an ominous THUNK followed by a […] The post She Simply Needed to Rest appeared first on Baddest Mother Ever ....more

Agency and Archery

Yesterday, I wrote about kinetic energy and potential energy...more

Kinetic Energy and Potential Energy

Think back to elementary school science class. Remember learning about kinetic energy and potential energy? I was smitten with the word “kinetic” from the moment I heard it–that word is not one you bump into by accident ....more

Opening the Book

This is what my writing ritual looked like this morning: Eat all the carbs left over from the Leukemia Society bake sale. And drink two Diet Cokes. Feel all the guilt for abandoning my beloved children for a few hours so I can go downstairs and write ....more

Ready I’m Not

Carlos invited me to play Hide and Seek in his room yesterday afternoon. “Mumma? Mumma? ...more

What Does Love Carry In Its Hands?

It seems that every time our country starts to boil over, we summon the ghost of the Reverend Doctor Martin Luther King, Jr to remind us: ...more
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