The Gift of an Imperfect Mother

/ "Momma, I feel sad and I don’t know why.” Startled to find my daughter so upset, I walked to her bed and put her on my lap. She nuzzled her head in to the crook of my neck and cried. I pulled her away a bit so that I could see her face. There it was. Pale lips … Continue reading The Gift of an Imperfect Mother

Flight, a poem about motherhood

  flight i dream of flight of circus trapeze of feathered wings this life i have so carefully crafted the cozy constraints of domesticity the soft and subtle bonds my son’s sleeping form my husband’s watchful eye gauging my mood this is the life for me and yet in moments I long for freedom I … Continue reading Flight, a poem about motherhood

Please Don’t Judge Me by the Worst (or Best) 5 Minutes of My Day

The laughter after the tantrum. Photo by Michele Mateus Photography It was a beautiful summer afternoon, and I was tooling around the neighbourhood on my bike with my toddler, just enjoying life, when I heard from across the street: “Stop making it look so easy, you are making us look bad.” Stunned, I made a … Continue reading Please Don’t Judge Me by the Worst (or Best) 5 Minutes of My Day