May 3, 2019

"When we finally got done with chores it was around 4’ o clock. Grandma would say

'Don’t let the street lights beat you home!

'And don’t go in anyone’s house!'

I hated that rule and broke it often.

But one day I didn’t hear grandma calling my name-- And when I went home m...

May 2, 2019

"[It] weighs heavy on my heart every day. When it first happened I was dumbfounded and shell shocked. I wanted to take to my bed – indefinitely – until it was no longer true. I still think to myself, “this can’t possibly be happening; it can’t possibly be true.” But it...

May 1, 2019

"I was a depressed and angry teenager, just as lost as to how I could support my mother as she was me. Looking back now, I know she was putting all her energy into survival. Almost every night I would hear her footsteps as she circled the house, lighting candles and ca...

April 30, 2019

 Sara Oliveiri (photo credit: Debra Wallace Photography)

"Part of me wants her to notice what’s happening inside me, the other part of me is glad I have the moment to myself. It is not a surprise in so many ways, this news about my daughter. But it hits me like someone...

April 29, 2019

Elena Delhagen

"[Motherhood] didn’t feel very significant, very holy most of the time. If I’m being honest, it felt messy, or uncomfortable, even ordinary."

Elena Delhagen writes at A Life Between on elenateresaann.com and is mama to her toddler tornado and soon-to-be-ad...

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