Tag Archives: Judgment

My Christmas wish

My Christmas wish

Of course my children all got poop in their eyes. One is three years old, and really, the story could stop there. Instead, I’ll fill you in on all of the shitty details of my weeks past. “Just wash all of your hands more,” the doctor says last week, as she and I wiped the… Read more

When her lips turn blue

When her lips turn blue

She’s only just reclining my dentist chair and I’m already a mess, my eyes welling with tears behind the oversized sunglasses I’ve requested. Vomit waits in my throat as my exam begins. Outside in the hallway I can hear Wren recovering with her grandmother, sifting through a chest of prizes after completing her visit. Only… Read more

What makes a mother

What makes a mother

Mother’s Day is not just for the Jones’s. It’s not just for the mom who lives in the bungalow with the picket fence and four children enrolled in private school. Not only for the ones on the school’s Parent Committees and running the local Girl Guide troupe. That mom planned for her four children, the house,… Read more

With love, that mother

With love, that mother

Local Save Easy grocery store, I give you all of me. My every good intention, my every dollar earned. But you don’t see the best of me. Not you, with your strategically placed candy offerings, your flashy cereal boxes and your ice cream displays. Not you with your miniature preschooler sized grocery carts, placed right… Read more

The fertility fable

The fertility fable

I was in no position to ask questions. Legs sprawled, bum scooted. Just a little closer. A little closer please. It was my very first cervix scraping. And you could smell my fear – or if you didn’t, you should have. Though this investigation of my vagina was routine for you, it was not for… Read more

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