Category Archives: Child Leaving

Dreaming of a Vintage-Postcard Fourth

In recent years, I’ve learned there is nothing more sweetly satisfying for a mom of adult children than to have all of your kids sleeping under one roof. While my young one, my seven-year old little man, will occupy my … Continue reading

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Completing my MFA; Entering the Void

Normally, by this point in the school week, I would have long since written the requisite blog post for my Immersion in Publishing class. This week, however, I’ve been dragging my heels. When I paused to assess the reason for … Continue reading

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The Work of Adulting . . .

never ends. I’m so pleased and proud to have an essay publish on Grown and Flown this week. The essay explores a few difficult junctures of letting go as my oldest–my daughter–has spread her wings in life. Please check it out! H teaching her little … Continue reading

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Evidence of the Light Getting Through

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New Essay Up on Angels Flight Literary West

I just published a new essay on Angels Flight Literary West Magazine (alfwmag.com). This essay has been in progress for a few years now and sometimes, it takes a sense of arriving and completion in life, before an essay is … Continue reading

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