jen groeber: mama art

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

Tag Archives: siblings

Kindergarten Times Two, Twins

It’s raining teeth around here. Teeth and fingernails and hair. Little pieces of my children’s bodies are paring off, peeling away, to be swept off the porch, swallowed whole or … Continue reading

September 1, 2014 · 22 Comments

The Things We Give Away (The Things We Save)

My sister just texted me asking if I wanted the “birth vases.” There’s one of mine and one of Butchie’s and the jury’s still out as to whether my other … Continue reading

July 9, 2014 · 22 Comments

Motherhood is… (A Toenail in Your Eye)

I should have something to say about Mother’s Day. When Tim asked me what I wanted for Mother’s Day I initially said I wanted two hours to go use the … Continue reading

May 11, 2014 · 19 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

In Case They Need Me

Mica handed me one of those annoying Tinker Toy pieces today. You know the one. The wooden wheel with the holes for spokes? And of course, there was a yellow … Continue reading

November 13, 2013 · Leave a comment

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