Professor Mom

Chronicles the life of a mom, teacher, and writer trying to stay sane amid the chaos of daily life.

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beck's picture beck

Lovely post, Aliki.
I kind of LIKE Mother's Day being specifically for mothers, though, that we did this extraordinary, completely normal thing and this is the one day to acknowledge how hard it was and how vulnerable we now feel.


Aliki McElreath's picture Aliki McElreath

Yes, it IS nice to be honored in this way. I like how you put it: a completely ordinary, yet wonderful and vulnerable thing we did...beautifully put.


Lynne\'s Somewhat Invented Life's picture Lynne\'s Somewh...

This is a wonderful post, expressing the thought so many of us have but don't have the talent to write. Your children are very loved and very lucky.


Aliki McElreath's picture Aliki McElreath

Thank you so much, Lynne.


Hetha's picture Hetha

Oh, I LOVE that! I kept thinking of my best friend on Mother's Day and she is not a mother. Yet she spreads love and compassion everywhere she goes, so why shouldn't she be celebrated as well?