A Tribute to Mum, my own Literary Maven by Guest Author Savannah Schroll Guz

We’re delighted to welcome Savannah Schroll Guz to the ball today. She is author of the short story collection, The Famous & The Anonymous (2004) and editor of the theme-based fiction anthology, Consumed: Women on Excess (2005). A new collection of fiction, American Soma, will be released by Oregon-based So New Publishing in late-May 2009. It’s just after Mother’s Day, and once again, I wasn’t with my mother to observe…

Saturday, May 16, 2009

The Best Mother (for Me) by Deb Meredith

Mothers always get a bad rap in the movies. They come off as crazy or haranguing, and either they don’t love their kids enough or they smother them. It’s just not fair. Sure, I know lots of women who’ve had awful relationships with their mothers, but most of us moms are just regular people. We make mistakes and lose our temper, but we say we’re sorry. We’re proud of our…

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Double-mom bonanza, by Deb Katie

I grew up in what I like to think of as the most functional dysfunctional family in the world. After taking a few years to sort things out, my father, stepmother, and mother all learned to co-exist peacefully. My mother, like all ex-wives on my father’s side, was welcome at family events. When I was a senior in high school, she even lived with us for a while. Now, I…

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Hagen Daz and Having It All by Deb Danielle Younge-Ullman

I should probably skip past the part where I went out for milk on Saturday night (eve of Mother’s Day) and bought not only the milk, but a novel I had no official reason to read and a pint of Hagen Daz. I certainly shouldn’t admit I sat in the grocery store “bistro” for over an hour, ate the entire pint and read most of the book. Sadly, it wasn’t…

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Where is Your Mother? By Deb Lisa Daily

I’ve written several posts about my amazing, wonderful mother, which you can read here, here and here. So, for a change, I’m going to write about someone else’s mother. Sadly, I think she may be trapped in a well. Marche Taylor is the high school senior who was kicked out of her prom because school officials deemed her dress was too risqué and insisted she leave. She refused. She asked…

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

A Mother’s Day Tribute to All Mothers (including those who don’t have children) by Deb Gail

I just spent half of last week with a good friend who never had children. She wanted to have children but she married later and spent years trying in vitro and time conspired. She isn’t my only childless friend. I have two other close friends who have no children. One isn’t married and is reaching the age when it’s likely she never will have children and another is married but…

Monday, May 12, 2008