Tag Archives: children

April 26. Poetry Challenge. Interior Landscapes

If you never have anything you don’t know what there was to lose… my children know, though they do as they most surely knew love and warm dinners and cracked smiles and laughter as long as the days grown wild … Continue reading

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Vagabond (children & sisters)

I make it home alone after 13 hours of driving in the dark night. We barely stopped to eat or drink. My sister used her last bit of cash for a motel room in Quincy (she’ll stay in motels for … Continue reading

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They Recorded the Words but They Can’t Hear Them

I was at a board meeting when I heard the principal of the local high school talk up his experience in leadership. Most of his sentences were punctuated with the words, “when I got my doctorate” or “ I worked … Continue reading

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The Things That They Say Aren’t Real

  They tell me her tears are not real. And neither were the bruises, And neither were the pinch marks, And neither are the mornings when she cries don’t make me go. And neither are the afternoons when she jumps … Continue reading

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The Christmas Letter 2014

It’s the end of the year. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. I am an American with two incredible children (no really, people who hate children love my children, that’s how fucking cool they are), I live in this house … Continue reading

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Hip Mama needs YOU and YOU need Hip Mama…just saying….

The new issue is here! Do you ever sit in doctors’ offices and see parenting magazines and think who the hell writes articles about $300 strollers?! And who the hell buys them?! Do you get called to the principal’s office … Continue reading

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Because My Son Cannot Write This:

    Do you understand that you were Someone who understood him? That he stood taller Wanted me always to send to you The work he’d done That when you commissioned him And paid him for his drawings By buying … Continue reading

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Plumas County Gets a Listen To Your Mother Show!

Plumas County Gets a Listen To Your Mother Show! Last Spring I traveled off the mountain for an audition in Ft. Mason for the San Francisco production and totally approached it as a wild card. While it was great to … Continue reading

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