• The Mom Chronicle Shorts

    The In-Between Moments

    January 24, 2020 There are piles and piles of papers surrounding me. Cardiologist this . . . neurologist that . . . endocrinologist here . . . orthopedist there . . . How did my mom manage all of this? It’s a full-time job. I thread through the stacks, sorting and arranging. Slipping documents and diagnoses into plastic page protectors.…

  • The Mom Chronicle Shorts

    Just a Little Longer

    There is moaning and startled snoring erupting from my mom’s room. An office converted to a bedroom with an artful cutout high in the vaulted ceiling. Poor design. Who wants an office that allows all the noise in? The irregular cadence keeps me on edge. I cross my fingers, hoping for a longer respite. Gingerly placing my breakfast dishes in…

  • The Mom Chronicle Shorts

    And Then There Is Us

    January 22, 2020 It’s been a long day. I salivated at the prospect of a scalding bath. Rosewater bath bomb. Epsom salts. And a Korean cleansing mask. The cold chills I’d experienced all day protested my languid dip into the steaming water. Yeah, I was happy to be warm. Miserable that the muscle pain and the prickling tenderness of my…