June Cleaver and Playboy: Our air-brushed ideals of motherhood

“What kind of mother do you want to be?” she asks. Not me, another she. I hate this question. It’s in cahoots with: What kind of person do you want to be? Well…thanks for asking…I want to be fit, successful, bright, well-read, tidy, organized, sexy, assertive, giving, open, fair-minded, strong, emotional (but not too emotional) … Continue reading

Spiritual motherhood: Great love as a lesson in letting go

I live in Bermuda. It’s no fault or cause of my doing. Life blew me here. Yesterday I stood with my face to the wind and my family at my back on a little beach near our house. I offered my life to the universe to do with it as it sees best. When I … Continue reading