Facing Aging on Mother’s Day: mortality, imagination and the stuff

My mother is on a mission. She is circulating a list of her and my father’s household and personal belongings that she considers valuable to her children. The mission is for my sister, brother and me to identify what we might like to have after she and my dad have died. Once we fulfill our…

Motherhood doesn’t change, no matter how old you are

No matter how old I get and how old my sons get, I always want the best for them. That’s something that doesn’t change. One of my favorite memories is a family photo shoot we had on the front steps of our home when my sons were young (and I was a bit younger myself).…