Joy and Presence are the Medicine by Becky Flowers

It feels impossible these days to start a piece of writing or speech without first acknowledging the current global situation in fearful, tearful, or apocalyptic terms. As a teacher, coach, and therapist who has worked with children and families for nearly 30 years, my heart goes out to the homes, children, and families of Ukraine,Continue reading “Joy and Presence are the Medicine by Becky Flowers”

Step Mom Strong by Alana Guilarte

For so long Step Moms have been portrayed as evil, or home wrecking, or just no good. Step Mom Strong wants to change that narrative and show that while every situation is unique, we’re not necessarily these evil, home wrecking, women. We’re women, moms, who have chosen to take on this role, not to replace, but to add to this child or these children’s lives.

To the Mother Who Gave Birth during the Pandemic by Denise A. Castro

This pandemic has amplified our fears but it also has redefined our strength and endurance. We are shields; fierce protectors and our body’s vessels of asylum. We are warriors fighting the good fight; we are Mothers.

Remembering Grace – Points for the Post Pandemic Parent by Angie Armada

For some reason we have been conditioned to believe that if we take a break we are lazy or that this avalanche of work will engulf our entire lives. No. Plan for it. Plan for those breaks if you need to. Your mind, body and soul will thank you.

Mothering During #thisnewnormal – Giving Self Love in Quarantine by Myra Martinez

Time is a precious gift; one which I have taken for granted. This time I am embracing all of me, sunshine and shadows, joy and fear, smiles and frowns, ups and downs because it is all valid.

A Mothers Sacrifice – A Letter to the Daughter of an Immigrant by Denise A. Castro

In that moment I truly understood the meaning of sacrifice. Being a mother is selfless.

Parking Lot Panic by Bianca Liu

I found myself on the floor of a parking lot a few blocks from home. I had recently gotten an Apple Watch and was eager to reach those 10,000 steps. It happened fifteen minutes into my evening walk, my body couldn’t take it anymore and it stopped moving.  When I say “moving,” I mean voluntaryContinue reading “Parking Lot Panic by Bianca Liu”