jen groeber: mama art

4 kids in 3 years: reflections on motherhood, art and life.

Tag Archives: identity

Tomorrow She is Never Again Four Years Old (Not Even One Dot)

I look at the clock and it’s 11:34 pm. I picture my newly minted five-year-old, asleep in her bed, covered with the Hello Kitty blanket I stayed up until past … Continue reading

June 18, 2015 · 379 Comments

Who Are You Going to Be When You Grow Up?

I was driving to school to pick up the kids in my minivan. Like I do every day. Repeat, repeat, repeat. I pulled up behind this truck. WOOD PELLETS HOT … Continue reading

March 5, 2015 · 12 Comments

Going Home for the Funeral

I need to go home. There’s another funeral, and you always go to the funeral. In fact, funerals have become the only time I go home now, and it has … Continue reading

January 27, 2015 · 30 Comments

You. Are. Perfect.

I have two daughters and they are both beautiful. I am stunned by them both daily; both are spunky and whiny, dramatic and tender, and strong, both physically and emotionally. … Continue reading

October 13, 2013 · 15 Comments

Standing (Almost) Still

I don’t stand still. I inherited that from my mother, who wore a bikini the summer after her fifth child was born and looked pretty good in it, for the … Continue reading

October 8, 2013 · 8 Comments

Mama Makes Art (and I Ain’t Lion)

So I have an art exhibit hanging somewhere. (At Pingree School, Bertolon Gallery, opening party at 6 pm on Nov. 5th, 2013, but who’s asking?) I write this because the … Continue reading

October 6, 2013 · 1 Comment

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