The appearance of the Mother piece of pie presents us with a psychological pie dilemma we have to solve to find ourselves again: How do I integrate this huge new piece of who I am into my Identity Pie without making a big old mess?
All you have to do is make a conscious decision to slow down long enough -- not so easy this time of year, I admit -- to simply talk with your children about the grandparents they no longer have in their lives.
Children know family when they see it. The idea that "traditional" families are the only source of healthy children and a happy holiday and that Mom bears ultimate responsibility for both is as much a fantasy as Santa Claus.
I spent most of 2007 feeling pretty spectacular about myself. For the first time in my life, I had a flat stomach and thighs that didn't rub together when I wore skirts or dresses. Then I got pregnant.
I went to a memorial service yesterday for a friend's mother who died at 99. It was full of some 50+ people who knew this extraordinary woman - an ordinary mom who revealed the extraordinary in everyday life.
In the wake of a series of highly-publicized killings of young children by Texas mothers suffering from post-partum mental disorders, a state representative from Houston has introduced long overdue legislation that will recognize the mitigating circumstances surrounding such acts.