The following poem, “Ode,” was written by Elizabeth Alexander. Alongside Maya Angelou, she is arguably the most prolific African American female poet of our time. In this poem, she affirms truth about women, specifically mothers — about who we are and what we do.
Moms and Daughters
What do our daughters believe? [Read more…] about What Do Our Daughters Believe?
These pages belong to a children’s book that I found neatly tucked away in the antique cedar chest that sits at the foot of my bed. The chest still carries the fragrance of my Mamaw and stores a collection of newspaper clippings and photos. These remnants tell my father’s story, beginning at the time he landed in the states in 1955. I love that this excerpt reveals where I am in the season of parenting with my almost teenager.
This Mother’s Day morning, I savored a delicious breakfast as the awakening Texas sun poured radiance on the patio of my favorite restaurant. [Read more…] about Motherhood: How Did I Get Here?
If you haven’t read Part I, please go back and take a peek. Maybe it will spark a question or comment you’d like to leave here.
So, seeing that we’ve sifted through Ways 1-5, lets start with 6. [Read more…] about For Moms: Ways to Love Your Daughters, Part II
Over the last month, I have reflected on my own experiences with eating disorders. In the years I struggled, one of my most painful times coincides with my return home from my first semester of college. My mother, alarmed by the changed, much thinner daughter that barely made it across the threshold of the front door for the Christmas break visit, had no tools.
It was obvious something had gone severely awry with her daughter. But she didn’t know where to start. [Read more…] about For Moms: Ways to Love Your Daughter