Tag: Women

The Mom Gets in the Pool*

*With a tip of the hat to Allison Tate’s “The Mom Stays in the Picture” Yesterday I spent four hours at the official opening of the neighborhood pool, which we joined for the summer. There were at least 200 people at this party. You know how many moms got in the pool over the course of four hours? Six. At one point I counted … Read More The Mom Gets in the Pool*

Living in the Digital Age

These past few weeks have been filled with nostalgia and dust. Lots of dust. At the age of 93, my Grandma Betty has moved into an assisted living home. Her health is touch and go, her eyesight is bad, and sometimes, she just can’t remember to eat. For us grandkids, this is devastating. Grandma Betty has lived in the same house since the 1950s. … Read More Living in the Digital Age

Mean Mama Walking

We have a sick mama among us. She’s sick in a way that she isn’t ready to face yet. I was surprised that her secret was so open. But then I learned there’s another mama who is making sure everyone knows. And not in a nice way. She is actively and purposefully making sure people know. This kind of stuff takes me by surprise … Read More Mean Mama Walking

And Then I Said “Younger Self, listen to me”

Too much, women lie to each other to soften the blows of life. We—you and I—do it. Not so much anymore, but when we were in the throes of our twenties, we did it. I get why we did it, because when our best girlfriend is a puddle of hurt and anger at our feet, we just want to make it go away. You’re … Read More And Then I Said “Younger Self, listen to me”

Women Who Come Running When

On Halloween we trick or treated with neighbor friends, because that’s how we do. Steffani and Laurie know each other through me. They both have three year old daughters, Clare and Abigail, who decided that they had to trick or treat holding hands. Since Annie refused to get out of her stroller, I kept up with the older kids as they ran from door … Read More Women Who Come Running When

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