Category Archives: Motherhood

Girl Group

When the noun in a sentence is “clique,”  we expect the verb to be misbehaving.  But why does the word have such a bad reputation?  The truth is that we are fortunate, not damned, to be included in a girl … Continue reading

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I Will Be There for You Again

I get that you think that you never want to have kids.  I get that they look like a lot of hard work, and you don’t really like small children.  I know that you cannot even imagine being a father. … Continue reading

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In Gratitude: Thoughts from a College Graduation

From Gabby, a Grown and Flown writer: Returning last week from our oldest daughter’s graduation, I feel somehow aligned with those graduates, as I am a parent moving from one major life phase to another. During the very joyful weekend, … Continue reading

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The Lavaliere

From Cathy, a Grown and Flown writer: She rarely wore jewelry. Her face was a perfect oval, with large round deep-set eyes and a Roman nose. That face possessed a genuine beauty far exceeding the allure of any gemstone. The … Continue reading

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“You’re a Good Mother”

My mother’s philosophy on gift giving tends toward the mundane. It was my father, before his death,  who would come up with the “wow” gifts for each of us that would be waiting under the tree on Christmas morning.  My … Continue reading

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A Memory of Love

One of the reasons I love teaching English Language learners  is that so often my students “enlighten me” about life in America.  It most frequently happens when I try to cover some aspect of American culture and their pointed observations … Continue reading

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