Category Archives: mothers

#AmWriting — lost in space

I’m working on a new book — another creative non-fiction. I’ll still be blogging, but less frequently.

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Return of the Doggerel & Daughter

Renovating their private room Will be ready very soon Till then, my bed, we snuggle in the dark I count my blessings and the barks

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Happy International Women’s Day!

Today my grown-up daughter celebrates International Women’s Day! Congratulations, Naomi!

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Empty-Nest Confession #6

Since Naomi moved out, I’ve made a shocking discovery! After years of blaming her — it turns out I’m the culprit who squeezes the tube of toothpaste from the top!

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My Grandma’s Advice

Seventy-five years ago today, my Baba was in labour with her first child — my Dad. Advice is free, my Grandma had plenty She married for love when she was twenty She always said don’t hold in your pee Try … Continue reading

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Empty-Nest Confession #4

Since my daughter moved out, I’ve been “working like a dog.” Barking. Whining. Licking the floor. Pissing on the neighbours’ lawns. Why did I let our dog Nellie move out too?

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Empty-Nest Confession #3

A strange silence seeped into the house after my daughter moved out. How I missed the pitter-patter of her “THUD THUD” footsteps late at night.

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Empty-Nest Confession #2

Life lacked purpose when my daughter moved out. So I posted this ad on Craigslist. Empty-Nest Mom with Exceptional Nagging Skills Do you have children living at home who never put away their toys? Do they always leave dirty dishes in … Continue reading

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Empty-Nest Confession #1

Nothing was the same when my daughter Naomi moved out. I unwittingly switched brands of toothpaste. Weeks went by before noticing it was Preparation H.

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Haiku Miss You

today I wander in motherless wilderness where flowers still bloom

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