jen groeber: mama art

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

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My Brother and the Silence

I remember it like this. It was the summer of 1980. I was nine. It was six months after the operation, and my father was so weak that my mother … Continue reading

February 20, 2014 · 49 Comments

My Mother’s Letters

I remember we had at least one television on all day and night for Butchie and he would scream in his stinking chair in the corner while cartoons blared. I … Continue reading

January 29, 2014 · 181 Comments

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