Tag Archives: Conviction

My love for you

My love for you

My love for you is fierce, my girls. It is not linear, as there’s no concrete end or beginning. I like to believe it was always banked deep inside me, but was awaiting your permission to be unopened and let loose. It’s a complicated love, between mothers and daughters, but the tangled web that ties us together can’t… Read more

The shit sleeper

The shit sleeper

I fucked up. It’s all I can think, as I lay on my side with you on your crib size mattress, ass cheek falling off its right side and legs bent at the knee, up and over your squirming body to cage you in. You’re fucked up. Because it’s 11:30pm and you’re still awake, though… Read more

The headlines

The headlines

Around the time I was born in 1987, Margaret Thatcher was making headlines as being elected Prime Minister for the third time. Dirty Dancing had just been debuted, and Michael Jackson released ‘Bad.’ An anti-AIDS drug had just been approved by the FDA and The Simpsons was first aired on television. The mitten scarf was the… Read more

My missing person

My missing person

Before I was a mom I was a me. Spontaneous but responsible. Wine and whiskey sours. Spending Fridays in tents and Saturdays in bed. Making handmade gifts and buying bras. Waitressing and selling gelato. Skipping university graduation to drive across the country. Learning to trim hooves and painting my own. Curling and skating and late… Read more

On unsolicited advice

On unsolicited advice

I look young, though I’m a grown woman. I am married, I am an entrepreneur and I am an employee. I have a story. I have many successes, and I’ve gotten shit done. And yet, I am your target for ridicule, in regards to my independent appendages- For all you know, I am a mother.… Read more

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