Mother’s Day 2021

Photo by RODNAE Productions on I am at my table, my laptop open to a multitude of browsers as I google health conditions, after effects, treatment plans. On the side lies a pile of paper caps with hand drawn dinosaurs on them. It is adorable. It is annoying. I love the art my children … Continue reading Mother’s Day 2021

Mother’s Day: Disenfranchised Grief

Photo by ROMAN ODINTSOV on All of this week, I have been going through the motions at home, at work, and everywhere else that requires my participation. My heart hurts. My head hurts. I feel like an imposter feeling a sense of sadness and bereavement about people I do not know too well. These … Continue reading Mother’s Day: Disenfranchised Grief

Mother’s Day And Motherhood

Photo by Karolina Grabowska on "I'll get it Amma‚Ķ" The snippet was part of some inane conversation in the morning as we bustled around getting ready for school and work. I would have missed it had it not been for the funny flips my heart did when I heard Amma instead of mommy. Motherhood, … Continue reading Mother’s Day And Motherhood

Essay: Motherhood, Cleaved

An essay I wrote earlier this year reflecting on how my mothering my children feels cleaved is now online on the Adoptive Families Magazine website. If you are not a subscriber, you can read the piece here: Adoptive Motherhood_Cleaved.