Melodie Davis Archive
A Quick Trip to Uzbekistan
“For my family [cousins, aunts, and uncles] who live in rural areas, my coming to America was the same as if I had gone to Venus or Mars.”
Looking at Your Mate with Fresh Eyes
When I asked him why he was looking at me so weird, he said, “I was just wondering, if I were a stranger, whether I’d want to go out with you.”
Call Me Forgetful and Newly Grateful
Since having a baby last November, I have had many little pity parties because of the cramped conditions in our townhouse.;;
How Do You Solve the Heated Dilemmas of Family Life?
How you handle these issues in terms of discussion and resolution may depend on how anger and conflict was handled in your own family growing up.;;
Readers Respond: Mothering Is Not the Same as Grandparenting
“As a mom we are concerned for our children. The trials and difficulties they go through as they grow into caring parents pull at our hearts.” —Mary VanPelt
Who Is On Call 24 Hours a Day with Rare Holidays and Time Off?
“I never could have imagined the wholly demanding and self-sacrificial nature of it all. Nothing about my body was mine anymore. Nothing about my time was mine. My days and my nights were his.”
When You Need to Make a Decision
It helps to recall or rethink your overall goals and vision for your life. Try to look at the bigger picture than an immediate decision in front of you.;;
The Good-Enough Samaritan/The Good-Enough Mom
While it is important to do your best, at times we should accept just being “good enough.”;;
So Is Grandparenting Great? Some Reflections
It is a little hard to be talking about grandparenting as the “greatest thing” when I know my daughters and sons-in-law have just experienced a seismic shift in their lives.