jen groeber: mama art

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

Tag Archives: Mother

The Librarian, the Library and the Words

Part I. My Mother It always begins here. My mother was a librarian. Let me clarify. My mother was a librarian for about as long as I bagged raw chicken … Continue reading

March 24, 2014 · 41 Comments

I have a third arm.

I have a third arm. It grows out of my abdomen and it’s turquoise. With a big white four-fingered glove hand. Like a cross between the monsters from Monsters Inc. … Continue reading

October 29, 2013 · 8 Comments

In the Thick of It (I Remember)

It’s happened again. I met a perfectly wonderful potential new mama-friend and right after I say, “It’s been so great to meet you.Where have you been my whole life?” she … Continue reading

October 26, 2013 · 6 Comments

It’s Almost Like Remembering (Seize the Day)

I wish I had written more during my first six years of motherhood. When I try to remember back, everything looks so fragmented, like a poop-filled, life-flashing-before-my-eyes moment. If I … Continue reading

October 1, 2013 · 7 Comments

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