Why I like doing laundry

I’m thinking about my mom today while I do the laundry. My mom loved doing laundry. I used to think she was crazy. The whole time we were growing up, she hung our clothes on the clothesline every Saturday: sheets, pants, tops, socks, dresses, slips, underwear....

Snuggling the past and living the present

Monday, July 11 My mom has been gone for 3 days now. If you’ve lost a loved one, you know why I have to keep writing. You know that when something hurts this much, you don’t want to talk about it, yet you can’t help talking about it. Talking gets you...

12 things I didn’t realize about motherhood

I got my first doll when I was a toddler. I don’t actually remember it, but I’ve seen pictures of me toting it around, a little hard plastic baby head attached to a soft flannel baby-blue body. I loved the body to pieces. I was a child who loved playing...

20 Momilies I can’t forget

What did your mother used to say when she wanted to alter your behavior or warn you about where your actions would lead you? Did she use any momilies on you? (You know, those quippy little sayings that she said over and over, annoying you and forever ingraining them...

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