The 2020 Back-to-School Mom

The 2020 Back-to-school Mom This is an unusual back-to-school season. With the ever-present disquieting threat of COVID-19, 2020 parents must choose to home-school, settle for the online classroom (also requiring supervision), pay for private school, or hire private...

When Mother’s Day is hard

When Mother's Day is hard Tomorrow is Mother’s Day, and Mother’s Day is hard for me. It’s another chance for grief to probe into places that have healed over since the last emotive holiday. I miss my mom. I’ve been looking at pictures of her, and I am...

Moms, you’re da bomb

Moms, you're da bomb and other things you need to hear on Mother's Day Mother’s Day is fast approaching. By accident, I just read through an entire box of cards and letters from friends and family that I’ve saved over the years. I haven’t saved all of them, mind...

20 questions teen boys ask their moms

20 questions teen boys ask their moms (nearly every day) Conversations between mothers and sons are simple and predictable during the daylight hours. Mothers ask their sons about school, girls, friends, and homework and generally receive uninformative mono-syllabic...

4 values moms need this school year

4 values moms need this school year It’s time for my yearly back-to-school blog—the kind that gets you misty-eyed and nostalgic about where the time has gone. Your baby is going to kindergarten. Your baby is going to middle school. Your baby is going to high school....

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