Friday, June 5, 2015
A piece I wrote on momalode.com, a thoughtful parenting blog worth checking out...
"Mama, can I come home? Please? Can you come get me? He was mean to me again today. He told me he's glad I'm leaving this school."The voice of my 9-year-old sounded like it was inside of my ear, echoing through my head..."
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I'm a writer, artist and mom of three kids all born within three years. I'm working on my first novel while working on essays that have been published in The Huffington Post, The Washington Post, Mamalode, and soon a piece will run on Brainchild Magazine's blog. My oldest child has special needs. Motherhood (and its complexities) has reshaped my ideas about God, my art, my marriage, my purpose, and especially about those who are marginalized. My passion is in sharing some of the honest pictures of life and the lessons that have come from our family struggles and our triumphs. I'm also influenced by my work with the homeless, my relationship with my father who suffers with Alzheimer's, and some of the other interesting characters I've met along my journey.