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Collard Green Muslim · 1Y ago

Mamahood is…

Mama-hood is a lot of trial and a whole lot of flotsam error. Mama-hood is an exercise in hindsight. Mama-hood is wild and weird. Mama-hood is sober monotony with psychedelic pauses. Mama-...
Collard Green Muslim · 1Y ago

Reliving Moments I Never Lived: A Mama-Hood Journal

One of the oh-so-yummy parts about mama-hood is reliving some of the blissful moments of my childhood through creating memories for my own brood. And just as special is reliving the moments ...
Collard Green Muslim · 1Y ago

Eyes Playing Tricks

These days have been diluting, one into the other, in that otherworldly strain, when we break free of our routines; the moment we’ve been waiting for after weeks of toil. It’s called vacatio...
Collard Green Muslim · 1Y ago

Love of Memory

It was a rare shot.If photos could sing, this one would drop down into a soulful tune. If they could morph, it would flutter into a worn-out quilt on a lazy afternoon. If they could speak, i...
Collard Green Muslim · 1Y ago

The Girl Who Laughed Into the Palm of Her Hand

In the second grade, I met a girl who I’ll call Lilly; a brunette, she sported a tomboyish haircut and was blessed with high cheekbones, always ruddy from the sun. Though she smiled a lot, s...
Collard Green Muslim · 1Y ago

Gratitude Custard

It was an Asian-inspired brown rice confetti from a fellow mom at our homeschool co-op. How did I get to be the lucky mom to sit next to her during lunch? I jotted down the recipe. I decided...
Collard Green Muslim · 1Y ago

{wide as the womb}

The night was young… Two hot chocolates down and a vat of popcorn between us, we slipped into the second to last movie theatre row, shades flipped. Instead, a commercial! Ggggrrrrr! A shiny ...
Collard Green Muslim · 1Y ago

The Principal Died

Recently, I spoke on the phone to a dear friend, an expat living in Morocco, whose children’s’ school principal died suddenly after complaining of chest pains. Earlier the same day, her daug...
Collard Green Muslim · 1Y ago

No Use Crying

Our friends left and I don’t suspect they’ll ever return. We have their teapot and their book which are lovely, but will never be as lovely as they were. Our sons are best friends. Because I...
Collard Green Muslim · 1Y ago

Winter’s Thorn

Winter is creeping in. I don’t like her. O Lord, help me {because I sincerely do not like her} I know how dang-awful it is be of that mind-set. I have chirpy, yankee friends. They’ll preach ...