looking back

sam&i

Sam & I in Alaska, summer 1997

 

I shared a piece over on mamalode today.

It's about looking back on my own youth while navigating the waters of being a mama to two teenagers.

It's a bit serious & reflective.

But, you know, parenting is like that sometimes.

Mamalode is a site that pays writers per unique view.

So if you love it. Please share it. I would be ever so grateful.

 

xo

~s

 

21 thoughts on “looking back

  1. I’m so glad I linked over to mamalode today. I so often sigh and think…time to read more right now? Nope. But so glad I did. I feel like you just filled in some details that connect me to this space here that much more. Cheers!

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  2. Loved the article. Women are strong and we can do what ever we put our minds to, don’t let anyone tell us differently.

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  3. Beautiful, Stephinie. Loved it.
    I look at my big girl and see bits of myself, and I can’t imagine how surreal it’s going to be when she’s a teenager.

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  4. I said this on Mamalode, but I’ll say it again here. You are beautiful and amazing! Even though our paths are a little bit different- I was young and unwed when I had my first born and felt the same feelings you expressed here. Seriously, this is one of my favorite essays ever. xoxo

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  5. Thank you for the kind words! It was something I've been wanting to write about for so long, I love that it filled in some details in this space for you too. I'm always amazed by the sweet comments that roll in when I share something like this. Just amazing 🙂

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  6. Your article brought back so many memories for me. My son (who turns 7 today) came into my life when I was 20 and I too was determined to show the world that I could be a grat parent inspite of my age. Beatifully written.

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