Sporting an attitude
Oct 2006. There's something about kid's sports that makes even a non-sports adult like me get judgmental, competitive, and a bit insane.
Feb 2005. When
I have to choose between the rights of an unborn life and the rights
of the woman to determine what becomes of that life’s potential,
the matter is clear. The baby may be alive, but the woman is living.
And I choose the living.
Different Vote Oct 2004.
Neither my gender nor my reproductive organs define who I am, what
I believe, or how I will vote.
Jul 2004. Why is it a mother’s grief that resonates so deeply?
The unspoken assumption here is that a mother’s love is the
truest, most powerful force in the world, the highest earthly authority
which can be summoned in the fight against great wrong.
Jun 2004. I’ve been thinking about that stupid phrase so often
applied to mothers “you can have it all,” and it’s
corollary “you can have it all, just not all at once.”
2004. We are all so vulnerable when it comes to our children. We feel
Feb 2004. For me, one the hardest parts of being a mother is remembering
that I’m a human being too, with a right to my own identity,
interests, and complexities that have nothing to do with Being A Mother.
Part of the reason this is hard to remember is that no one else seems
Real is an ongoing series of original essays and commentary
by Abby Arnold. She is a teacher, writer and
the mother of a 5 year old son and 3 year old daughter. She lives
with her family in North Carolina.