Anatomy III

A third in a series that I wish you wouldn’t mention to my daughters just yet… This morning, my neighbor texted me.  Her fifth grade daughter realized the one advantage of school being closed for shelter in place:  no Human Growth and Development!  My friend wondered whether I would be available for virtual lessons inContinue reading “Anatomy III”

The morning drive

This morning while driving to the library, I turned right on a green light.  The opposing traffic was, appropriately, stopped at the light.  I would never have noticed this unremarkable fact, save for an unexpected movement that caught my eye.  The car at the front of the line waiting in the intersection was occupied byContinue reading “The morning drive”

Anatomy: Part II

The second in a continuing series of potentially awkward anatomical conversations while driving. —- She was about five when my cut-and-dried eldest asked, “Mom, whose body has more parts, boys or girls?” As usual, I wondered just where this was going.  She could easily be wondering about ponytails and accessory nipples, right?  Or, she couldContinue reading “Anatomy: Part II”

Anatomy: Part I

Lately when the moms get together, the conversation often veers to puberty and all of the super-fun conversations it entails.  My generation of moms came of age in an era when Our Bodies, Ourselves was easily available. Our girls have been armed with an array of pleasantly illustrated, affirmational books published by the behemoth thatContinue reading “Anatomy: Part I”