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Motherhood and Grief Research Project

Friday, May 13th, 2011

Anonymous Research Project On Mothers and Grief Motherhood and the death of a loved one are two of the most stressful life experiences women face.  However, parenting mothers who are also grieving the death of a loved one, other than a partner or child, have not received scholarly attention. The goal of this study is […]

Tell the truth and shame the debbil

Sunday, October 24th, 2010

I grew up hearing that expression…”Tell the truth and shame the devil”, except in the mouths of the older black women who spoke it, the word became “debbil.” I always loved that expression, just the way it sounded–so empowering–even before I could appreciate the truth in it. This morning, I received an email from a […]

In which my uterus wakes up from a nap

Tuesday, October 12th, 2010

Isn’t she lovely? So…I haven’t been invited to a baby shower since, like, 2002, 2003.  Then this week…I get invitations to 2, both next month.   And I have to admit: The old uterus roused from its slumber to whine, “What about meee?” Me to TechBooHusband: Hon, we should have a baby shower. TechBooHusband: For our […]

My husband is a genie!

Saturday, July 31st, 2010

Or rather a lantern, with a genie in it. Or something. At any rate, I rub him and I get books!  Actually, I send him links to books I like, and *POOF*…they appear.  From our earliest dating days, I told him he could miss me with the flowers and jewelry (though I appreciate any and […]

Marriage 2.0: The Mother-in-Love Edition

Friday, April 23rd, 2010

So I wrote here about my Marriage 2.0, my way of identifying with the changing landscape of marriage and family in our culture.  Well, yesterday, I got an email from my former mother-in-law, now mother-in-love.  Somehow our wedding pictures got lost in the Internet ether, and I had to re-send them to her.  Her reply: […]

“End of Life”: Call for Submissions

Wednesday, September 16th, 2009

End of Life Stories postmark deadline Dec. 31, 2009 We’re seeking new essays that explore death, dying, and end of life care, for a collection to be published by Southern Methodist University Press. We’re looking for stories that transcend the “I” and find universal meaning in personal experiences. We hope to include stories representing a […]

"End of Life": Call for Submissions

Wednesday, September 16th, 2009

End of Life Stories postmark deadline Dec. 31, 2009 We’re seeking new essays that explore death, dying, and end of life care, for a collection to be published by Southern Methodist University Press. We’re looking for stories that transcend the “I” and find universal meaning in personal experiences. We hope to include stories representing a […]

In which BabyGirl starts kindergarten and totally misses me…

Thursday, September 3rd, 2009

Photos courtesy of a school staff member who is also a fellow mama…Thanks, Karyn!

Race relations

Thursday, August 20th, 2009

This just in from our good friends at New Demographic/Racialicious/AntiRacistParent… “We want this Anti-Racist Parent to be the premier resource online for anti-racist parents. And we need your help. Please take a moment to complete a brief survey that will help us uncover the issues that are of most value to you. We will share highlights of […]

Mail Call: The “Give Amazing Art for the Holidays” edition

Tuesday, December 16th, 2008

Genie Maples ART Newsletter December 2008   In This Issue Announcing Visual Poetry Prints On Art, Nature, and a Favorite Artist Quick Links Maples Prints for Sale Painting Porfolio My Blog, Through the Fears Dear Deesha,In this newsletter, I want to talk about more than my own work.  I hope you’ll scroll down and read […]