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Kenny and I bring Violet home to a 96-degree apartment that has been closed up, sweltering and musty in the...

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The real prayers are not in New York. Not in the Sears Tower or at the St. Louis Arch and...

The post Motherhood appeared first on Mothers Always Write.

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My babies didn’t just breastfeed, they devoured me whole. My firstborn was a nursing tyrant. He demanded to be fed...

The post Making Soup appeared first on Mothers Always Write.

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There aren’t any high chairs at the hotel’s complimentary breakfast. The autumn display near the entrance—candy corn filled lanterns, foam...

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Poetry sometimes holds the grief of its author tenderly and in reverence, like new parents might hold a just born...

The post Book Review: Evensong for Shadows by Shanna Powlus Wheeler appeared first on Mothers Always Write.

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I am split in two. When my son is up and the world is awake, I live my first life;...

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My first baby’s face was rosy and round. “Like a doll,” people said. But this wasn’t enough to make my...

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She sits at the kitchen table, apron slung over the back of a chair, and allows herself a sigh. Ward’s...

The post June Cleaver Needs a Break appeared first on Mothers Always Write.

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I carry a collection of sticks for my son: wand, backup wand, walking stick, horse, blaster, sword. In my head,...

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“You need to learn to be where your feet are, Mom. “  Wisdom beyond his seventeen years spilled from my...

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