Tethered No More

Pingback: https://dailypost.wordpress.com/prompts/tether/ Today's prompt, tether, is a personal one for me. Typically our daily prompts inspire me to write essays or poems, but not today. When my son, Jack, was a brand-spanking-new-infant, my mother noticed a fleshy dimple of sorts at the top of his bum, right where his spine and bum met. A first … Continue reading Tethered No More

When Paper Is So Much More

Pingback: https://poetscornerblog.wordpress.com/2017/06/22/paper-promises/ Paper is defined as: a material manufactured in thin sheets from the pulp of wood or other fibrous substances, used for writing, drawing, or printing on, or as wrapping material. To some, that's all it is; a means to an end, whether the end is wrapping a gift or jotting down a note. I'm … Continue reading When Paper Is So Much More

My Unusual Favorite Childhood Memories

Amazing vacations spent with family chock full of beach days, hikes, ice cream, and cookouts, along with endless Summer days spent “riding bikes” to nowhere and playing manhunt until the street lights came on are some of my fondest childhood memories. Great as those times were, my very favorite memories don't look anything like the … Continue reading My Unusual Favorite Childhood Memories

Finally! A light at the End of the Tunnel!

As most of my WordPress friends know, my health has not been good for seven years. This past year was probably the worst it has ever been, with the Winter proving to be almost unbearable. Between July of 2016 and February of 2017 I underwent three major surgeries, one requiring a 5 day stay in … Continue reading Finally! A light at the End of the Tunnel!

Accepting My Identity Outside of “Mother”

Moms, Dads, athletes, professionals, and students are all common ways that people identify themselves. For a period of time during my younger years I identified myself as a Type A Perfectionist. I was born with a plan and goals and nothing was going to stop me from completing my plans and achieving my goals. As time … Continue reading Accepting My Identity Outside of “Mother”

When Will Enough be Enough?

I grew up in a suburb about 20 minutes South of Boston. Though a large city, my neighborhood was an insulated one that felt like a small town within the city. My friend's and I lived, played, worked, and attended Church all in about a three-mile radius, if that. Everyone knew everyone; we all worked … Continue reading When Will Enough be Enough?

When Home Changes

Pingback: https://dailypost.wordpress.com/discover-challenges/finding-your-place/ A July Sunset as Seen from Mystic, CT Born, raised, and educated in Boston I have always considered myself a true Bostonian. I love all things Boston; the excitement of the city, the abundance of culture found in countless museums, the access to the best medical care and education in the country, and the … Continue reading When Home Changes

My Legacy

I've recently devoured the first season of Amazon's new series, " Z: The Beginning of Everything." I finished the season in one day ,(okay, I admit it, I spent the day bingeing), and was inspired to order the book, authored by Therese Anne Fowler, that the series is based on. Watching the show's portrayal of Zelda … Continue reading My Legacy

Fleeting Moments Frozen in Time

Early this evening you asked to lay with me. Immediately concerned, I checked for a fever. You were fine and Yet you still wanted to lay with me. As fast as I could, I made room right next to me for you and I haven't moved since. You see, it's not too often that you ask … Continue reading Fleeting Moments Frozen in Time