‘This being Human…’ The Childless Mother on Mother’s Day

This is the 18th Mother’s Day (yes, I’m still counting) I will wake as a childless person.  Of course, I was ‘childless’ in the years before those 18 but those were either years of hopeful wishing or of blissful ignorance of any desire to be a mother. I’ve spent more Mother’s Days than I care to remember … More ‘This being Human…’ The Childless Mother on Mother’s Day

Bold, Defiant and Glorious: Surviving Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day blah blah *##%&$##!!!… …for a long time this was my reaction to Mother’s Day. I dreaded it – all the seemingly self-congratulating smugness of it. I would write my cards to my mother and a great aunt and reflect on the fact that I felt unworthy, excluded from an exclusive club and that … More Bold, Defiant and Glorious: Surviving Mother’s Day