An exploration of the complexities of motherhood.
|Posted on December 3, 2012 at 5:05 PM||comments (0)|
|Posted on July 26, 2012 at 11:45 PM||comments (0)|
SIlly Summer Fun at Fountain of Youth Hot Springs. Thermopolis, WY. Once made the mistake of saying to my older daughter "Stop being so silly.' Her reply "What do I look like, an ADULT?"
|Posted on May 1, 2012 at 12:30 PM||comments (0)|
Today is my Birth Day...the day my mother gave birth to me. I am remembering her today with love, admiration and gratitude.
|Posted on March 6, 2012 at 10:40 PM||comments (0)|
A sticker for the Grandmothers! Upon my Great-grandmother Theresa's passing at the age of 95 my Aunt Sue took time to write this reflection which I feel beautifully frames the sentiment behind the Matriarch design.
"GG (short for Great Grandmother), was born in 1889 in Cefalu, Italy, THERESA BROCATO. She had two sisters and three brothers. GG came to America to join her father at the age of nine. She worked 'til she married Salvatore Franco. She bore eight children and raised Jose...Read Full Post »
|Posted on February 8, 2012 at 9:35 PM||comments (3)|
Comment received this week at Motherhood Lotus:
"I first found your products at Becoming Mothers, and I like them very much! The logo is funny and charming and I like the products on which it appears. However, I have not purchased any of them because I would prefer ...Read Full Post »
|Posted on January 25, 2012 at 4:05 PM||comments (0)|
After receiving many requests from Fathers for a message that applies to Dads. I have begun my research, and hope to have a sticker for Dads coming out soon. Initial research has revealed the following:
In biology, Bateman's principle states that "females almost always in...Read Full Post »
|Posted on November 29, 2011 at 12:15 PM||comments (1)|
My Great-grandmother Theresa, mother Gale and grandmother Josephine. Theresa was so angry that her granddaughter Gale was entering the convent that she stopped going to church and told people that Gale was dead! There's a good story there.
|Posted on November 15, 2011 at 11:30 AM||comments (2)|
Upon my mother's passing there were a handful of books she left behind; One of these was The Art of Loving by Erich Fromm. According to Fromm, "In erotic love, two people become one. In motherly love, two people who were one, become separate." and "The mother must not only tolerate, but wish and support the child's separation." Because healthy motherly love must be unselfish and completely altruistic, it has been considered "the highest kind of love, and the most sacred of all emotional...Read Full Post »
|Posted on April 3, 2011 at 10:45 PM||comments (2)|
My mother was a Catholic nun for 16 years beginning right after high school. She taught Catholic school and was well loved by her students, many of whom have kept in touch with her throughout the rest of her life. She loved her vocation but ultimately decided to leave the convent and move on to the next chapter of her life. She soon met and married my father and they had me, their only child. She found that motherhood was the greatest challenge she had ever known. She didn’t have me &...Read Full Post »
|Posted on March 14, 2011 at 11:10 AM||comments (1)|
Before mom died, in what turned out to be her last moments of verbal clarity, her thoughts were these: She said “Don’t be rigid. Be accepting and loving.” (This was a profound statement to me because in my mother’s life she could be very rigid. She was incredibly pious, and after 16 years as a Catholic nun, she held strict moral standards that did not allow for human frailty, for mistakes. This aspect of her personality made her less accepting, caus...Read Full Post »