|My mother, in her mid 20's|
Once I had children, I realized that I was moving in a divergent direction from almost all of my friends who were, of course, not stay at home moms to newborn twins. I began to seek out new friends who could relate to where I was at. I was hesitant at first, expecting SAHMs to be women so happy to be baking pies and talking about baby poop that I couldn't relate. But what I found was that motherhood was changing all of us, and that all of us (or at least most of us) were in need of this collective sisterhood where we could confess and complain and gush and learn. Most of all, learn.
|Mom and Dad|
I'm sure it wasn't always easy. She traveled throughout Europe with almost no money and a toddler in tow, was in and out of countries where she didn't speak the language, she handled my father's descent into a drug induced nervous breakdown, raised a spirited daughter who definitely had her own way of doing things, worked at a job she never cared for, which allowed my dad the freedom to write, put up with our menagerie of rescued animals...and somehow managed to be the grounded anchor our family needed.
|Hanging out with mom...1970|
On Mother's Day I will be with my husband and children here in California. My mom will be in New York with my dad. My heart will be in both places.
Wishing you all a wonderful Mother's Day.
The Twin Coach
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