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When Good Moms Go Dad

Maybe Father’s Day is more my holiday

Cuy on the left. Case on the right. Me in the middle.

My first Mother’s Day as a single mom or, more accurately, a widow with two kids, was, in no uncertain terms, weird.

The boys’ cards were sweet, but I missed the suggestive ones Stu used to give me. I confess, I always complained that they weren’t romantic enough, but hell…




We publish memoirs, personal essays, and fictional memoir. Creative stories unpacked from the nostalgic hope chests of our lives.

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Susan McCorkindale

Susan McCorkindale

Rugby mom, soccer mom, author, hopeless optimist. Reach me at

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