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Motherhood Later in Life

May 28, 2020

The pandemic has hit my doorstep. I received a message that my father is sick. As a little girl, my father crippled me emotionally, beat me, and terrified me.  But somewhere along the line, I forgave him for all of that. Despite everything he did, I wanted him to know that I had loved him and I still love him.  My...

May 27, 2020

As older parents, we’re supposed to be wiser and have more patience.

I don't feel wiser and more patient.

I hate the fact that my children need to go through that process in which they hurt me in order to move forward and learn to be independent and find their individuality.

I understand that this will lead to a more...

May 21, 2020

Our children are expected to learn things for middle school that I didn’t learn until I was in college. And this makes me feel stupid.

A lot of the things that I learned in my bachelor’s degree, my girls already know! 

As a retired sociologist, I keep asking myself if society has really changed this much.

I am...

May 19, 2020

We all experience our ups and downs during this pandemic.

We don’t want to admit to them because we feel that we should be grateful because we are healthy and we are safe.

My kids are not happy and they have been asking when this will all be over. And my answer has, recently, always been "I don't know."

It’s okay,...

May 14, 2020

This Mother’s Day is a difficult one for me because it's the first Mother’s Day that my mother is not alive.

My relationship with my mother had a lot of ups and downs but I loved her and she loved me.

I wonder if my greatest failure will be not being there for my children later in their lives.

I’m fully committed...