I do remember moments of mothering. Big moments. You know – births, first days of school, when they were old enough to stay home alone…things like this.
Barbara Mahany remembers the big moments and lucky for us, recorded the small moments. Barbara artistically weaves these memories into a nest of her own snippets, sharing her observations with readers who will smile in remembrance of our own small recollections.
Don’t let the title fool you. Motherprayer: Lessons in Loving isn’t just for women who have birthed offspring. It’s a book for those who have cared for others; men, women, parents and those who have loved on other people’s children.
Enjoy Barbara’s explanation of her words and hear her voice as she reads my favorite of the essays, Worm Rescue. I’ve already put her advice to use:
- Buy Motherprayer: Lessons in Loving
- Barbara Mahany website
- Essays and Chicago Tribune Feature Stories