Tag: Mother’s Day

What Makes a Real Mom, Anyway?

As the not-technically-adoptive guardian/mother of a 9-year-old girl (it’s a long story involving  several trips overseas, numerous court appearances, bedbugs and one rat bite), I am hypersensitive to the nuances of the term mother. Most of the time I am simply “Mom.”  Occasionally, I am “Mommy,” but always there is the shadow of the realRead more »