Motherhood

Writer Mom Haiku

Writer Mom Haiku  Dishwasher running Washing machine laundering Cursor blinking, waits by Ellen Mandeville, illustrated by Corrie Haffly If you’re just joining me on my Conquer-My-Fear-Of-Poetry month adventure, welcome and a very happy Sunday to you. After yesterday’s heart-stabbingly beautiful love poem (ah! Neruda!), today seemed a good day for something simpler, but no less profound. This, …

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Talking to Kids About What Easter and Jesus have to do with Chocolate Easter Eggs

Everybody knows Christmas and Easter are the two big Christian holidays.  And everybody knows, apparently, how you are supposed to celebrate the two big Christian holidays. Trees, lights, gifts and all-things-cinnamon for Christmas; and pastel colors and easter egg hunts for easter. Right?? Right. Except that: there’s nothing particularly Christian about all that paraphernalia. If …

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