Category: Motherhood & Parenting

  • Part One—Finding My Voice Again

    Part One—Finding My Voice Again

    This isn’t a confession, but it feels like one, and that’s why I’m writing it. You may know me as Paige of “Jeff and Paige,” and of course I am also Paige, just plain old Paige, mother, wife, and writer. I have written for years about everything from climate change and sustainability to my own […]

  • Time Alone

    Time Alone

    My heart rate is up, a thin sheen of sweat builds at my temple, they’ll be home any minute… or maybe not, maybe I’ve got two more hours.  I wanted to put the laundry away, play music, finish up loose ends for work, meditate again. I catch my body moving in jerky spasmodic motions, not sure […]

  • End of Summer

    End of Summer

    End of summer marks time passing, watching beautiful child grow, almost three now, a blink and an incredible journey. Each moment presents itself full of glory, fear, pain, love, pleasure, trepidation, as though it is all that ever was, gathering all focus and attention, a storm’s lightning flashing. And then it is gone. The next […]

  • Dear Wolf

    Dear Wolf

    Dear Wolf, my son. You make me want to sing. You make me want to write poetry, to dance. It’s as if when you passed through my birth canal you broke open great crashing waves of creativity that I thought were fancies of my youth, left long ago to die. On your sixth day of […]

  • My Greatest Teacher

    My Greatest Teacher

    Dear Baby, I feel you move inside of me and fall in love with every action. What are you feeling when you squirm your hands and legs and elbows? Your tiny fingers tickle me in places no one has ever touched. Your mysterious presence becomes more solid and more mysterious every single day. I wonder […]

  • Becoming A Mother

    Becoming A Mother

      Synonyms for become: transform, change, passage, metamorphosis, development, evolution, alteration. All of these words apply in their own way as I move through the journey of pregnancy. I have always identified with the symbol of the butterfly. Its metamorphosis from egg, to larvae, caterpillar to chrysalis, and then its magical transformation, using something that biologists call […]