Posts Tagged "Mother"

A Fresh Start on Motherhood (with much thanks to NVC)

I knew I’d accomplished a serious milestone this past Christmas when I received a gift from my mother that touched me perhaps like none other ever has. The little wooden statue of a woman holding her child up in the air was immediately symbolic of so many positive things to me. As soon as I held it, the tears just came, and came. Why all the…

Solicited Advice (and the gift of empathy)

A friend of mine just had a baby – her first. At our age it’s probably one of the last births I’ll be celebrating in a while. If I were to give her some of that infamous “unsolicited advice,” I might start with something like, “stay in touch with community; don’t isolate yourself.” In her case, I don’t have to, because in her birth announcement email,…