Author Archives: aggiemannix

Happy Mother’s Day-May letter to my daughter

Dearest MK, Happy Mother’s Day! Today-your first Mother’s Day-may you feel the singular affection of your smiley son and happy husband. May the love of your newly formed family be palpable all day. And although we aren’t physically together, may … Continue reading

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Getting Acquainted-April letter to my daughter

Dearest MK, It’s a month since the delivery of your baby boy. You pushed your body, an effort that left any yoga, boot camp workout, and spin class in the dust. Once home from the hospital, you and your husband … Continue reading

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The Goodie Parts

My grandson is here! Healthy and perfect. Not ‘practically perfect’ as was Mary Poppins, but straight-up perfect. Use of that word might be the first thing I learned in my promotion to grandparent. Unconditional love flows and fills freely from … Continue reading

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Patience-March letter to my daughter

Dearest MK, It is March and you are still pregnant, still on the imagining side of motherhood, and on the uncomfortable side of being past your due date. Tired from crummy sleep, hungry from eating little due to heartburn, you … Continue reading

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Anticipation-February letter to my daughter

Dearest MK, Today starts the last month of your pregnancy, in theory. However, your little body-mate dictates the timing of his arrival. Maybe he will have a late February birthday as predicted by his due date or maybe he will … Continue reading

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Sibling Conflict-August letter to my niece

Dearest Margaret, Hot, humid and draining are the August dog days of summer. Hot days lead to hot tempers, whether from too many hours in the heat or too many days cooped up in air conditioning. Sibling relationships get testy. … Continue reading

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Discipline-July letter to my niece

Dearest Margaret, July kicks off with my favorite holiday-the Fourth of July-a day that celebrates independence. But less we forget, it was also a day of defiance and open rebellion against authority. Independence, defiance, open rebellion. To a parent those … Continue reading

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