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Mother And Son: breaking away and moving on

My son has a job as a lifeguard this summer, and today I drive him to work. Though he now has his driver’s license, he does not yet have his own car and so for the time being, we must share mine and he is being a good sport about it. I drive slowly; neither of us has an agenda and there are no external distractions. We are simply mother and son, each fully present, as we so often were when he was young; before I became preoccupied with the passing of time and midlife reinvention, and before…


Added by Amy Ruhlin on June 7, 2012 at 12:30am — No Comments

Summer Plans

It is now late May, almost Memorial Day, and I realize that I have made no plans for a summer holiday. Ever since my children were very young, I have been planning our summer vacations, spending countless hours each spring researching hotel deals, scanning city maps and reading Fodor’s reviews. I love doing it, it has become a part of who I am, a way for me to nurture both my family and myself.  But in these last few weeks of this spring, before summer announces itself with picnics…

Added by Amy Ruhlin on May 24, 2012 at 6:30pm — No Comments

A Desk Of My Own


I received an unexpected gift this Mothers Day. It was delivered from my past and came wrapped in a twenty year old quilted lavender bedspread. It was packed up in the back of our storage closet, propped up between the wooden crib where my babies slept and the plastic crates that my daughter recently brought home…


Added by Amy Ruhlin on May 16, 2012 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Moments In Motherhood

Tuesday, April 24, 2012


Added by Amy Ruhlin on April 30, 2012 at 12:59pm — No Comments

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