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Strength………you have it

Written by Annie, a mom without a blog A year ago this week on my now retired blog I wrote about a story of a family tragedy. It was hard to write and I literally felt not only like crying, which I was doing, but also very much like retching as I wrote. You see, a year ago, a cousin I’m close to lost her 37-year-old husband to a very freak accident. My cousin, newly pregnant with her third child, left for work as a teacher and thought nothing of sending her husband off to a routine outpatient rotator cuff surgery with his father. What she didn’t expect was a...
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Affiliate Friday: Mama-Face of Blog-Igno

This is Mama-Face from Blog-Ignoramus. I remember when she first discovered our site here and she emailed me a comment saying she felt like she had found home. And that’s the stuff that makes this community we’ve created so worthwhile to me. That through the white space we find each other and reach each other with our words. I am honored that Mama-Face agreed to guest post for us on an “Affiliate Friday” but I feel even more privileged that it was this story that she wanted to tell. If you are like me you, won’t want to read this post. If...
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Her Hands

Our Mother’s Day Week extravaganza continues today with a post from one of the original moms without a blog here at MWOB, Kath.  I have known Kath since we were 9 years old and we are blessed with a rare and lasting friendship. Her words today hit me to the core and my heart aches for her as she approaches her second mother’s day without her mom.  I knew her mom.  I ate lots of her mom’s food at a green formica countertop surrounded by the love and humor and hospitality of an Irish family I am proud to know.  Kath’s mom simply ruled.  And she...