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

A Heart Walking Around In a Body

So. I’ve been quiet lately. I can’t get one thing written before another something happens and then I have to sit and think about that, but before I can get my ideas to line up next to words, something else happens ....more

Protected: We Can Do So Much Better: Luvvie Ajayi’s “I’m Judging You”

There is no excerpt because this is a protected post. The post Protected: We Can Do So Much Better: Luvvie Ajayi’s “I’m Judging You” appeared first on Baddest Mother Ever ....more

Household Spirits

“Mommy, I’m having that anxious feeling again.” Vivi and Pengy curled up on the couch next to me, ten minutes past bedtime. I stretched her legs over mine so i could rest my hand on her knee. “What’s got you feeling anxious?” “I’m scared of ghosts.” I gave her a skeptical look ....more

Tight Shot/Wide Shot: Dark and Stormy

Two years and four days ago, I wrote a story that got great reaction: Tight Shot/Wide Shot. In a few photos taken around my palatial showcase of a home, I illustrated the disconnect between what we share with the world (the carefully posed tight shot) with what we actually live in (the messier wide shot). […] The post Tight Shot/Wide Shot: Dark and Stormy appeared first on Baddest Mother Ever ....more

Biscuit Guilt: Modern Southern Motherhood

My kids love biscuits for breakfast. They take a while, so we only have hot biscuits on weekends. Saturday morning, I realized that every time I fix biscuits for them, I get a side of guilt ....more

Know How to Receive This Gift

I owe y’all an update on the kitten! If we’re friends on Facebook, you already know the surprise ending (spolier alert: WE GOT A NEW KITTEH!) As with just about everything in my life, this adventure got me to thinking Big Thoughts that I like to share through Barely Adequate Words. As soon as I […] The post Know How to Receive This Gift appeared first on Baddest Mother Ever ....more

The Long Growth: There to Here; Green to Gold

“I looked it up–we need to get a male and a female,” Richard said as we stood over the muscadine vines at Cofer’s. I picked up a gallon size bucket with a thin green vine growing inside. I held it up above my head and looked at the bottom ....more

The Curious Incident of the Kitten In Our Tool Shed

The first sighting happened on a Sunday morning. I looked up from my spot in the den to see an unfamiliar kitty face peeking through the bottom pane on the French door. G saw it too, but the kitten melted into the backyard before we could get the door open ....more

This Space Is Yours: A Message For Our Daughters

Four years ago, G and I took the kids to Kennedy Space Center in Florida to watch a real live rocket launch. Not just any rocket–we got to see the launch that carried the Curiosity rover away from Earth on its way to Mars. For a geek like G, this was a once in a […] The post This Space Is Yours: A Message For Our Daughters appeared first on Baddest Mother Ever ....more
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