Why I’ve Become My Mother’s Mother

Mama and Me

Mama and Me in the 1980s

I’m not a mother. But my job description as caregiver would read much the same. Essentially, I’ve had to become my mother’s mother. It’s the hardest job I’ve ever had, and not one I thought I’d be taking on so soon. I always knew I’d take care of my mother when she got old (seriously, I wrote a book about it as a kid). However, she’s not old yet; she’s been fighting an extremely rare brain cancer for nearly four years.

My mother has been my best friend for as long as I can remember — a strong by-product of our ‘single mother-only child’ status. We are a lot more alike than either of us would ever like to admit; we’re the cliche ‘Sometimes I open my mouth and my mother comes out’ (the Internet meme without apparent attribution). That’s us perfectly. It’s nearly always been just the two of us (technically three now, including our little rescue dog), and it was natural for me to become her instant caregiver in my late 20s.

Now that my mother’s cancer treatments are over, you might wonder what our lives look like (aside from regular MRI brain scans). My mother’s brain cancer and subsequent minor stroke have left her with permanent brain damage, manifesting as cognitive, short-term memory, balance, and coordination issues. She’s far from being a vegetable, as she’ll be the first to tell you, but it’s no longer safe for her to live alone. She can no longer drive, suffers from fatigue, and needs assistance with daily living (the details of which are private, thank you very much).

There are good days and bad, but I can’t remember a single one where we didn’t laugh together. Now she sometimes forgets that I wasn’t around when she was a child. Sometimes she forgets and calls me Mom. Nowadays, she forgets a lot of things. That happens when your brain is busy fighting brain cancer. (And FYI, it doesn’t make her feel any better when others tell her they’re having the same memory problems from aging. They’re not the same — not one bit, folks.)

A more recent photo of Mama and me

A more recent photo of Mama and Me

We have a lot of the same conversations over again. And over again. Mostly I manage to keep annoyance at repetition out of my voice, internally beating myself up when the look in her face says I haven’t succeeded. We still squabble like mother and daughter; after all, living together isn’t easy (especially when we had each cherished the independence of living alone). But I wouldn’t have it any other way.

Clearly full-time caregiving is a deeply personal choice, but I know that I am better able to care for my mother than anyone I could hire (introducing part-time caregivers has been challenging, and neither she nor I would want her to live in a home). I don’t really consider any other option as viable for our family at this time.

I admit, it can feel strange and lonely when all of my friends and peers seem to be hitting the milestones of marriage and babies — not to mention career promotions, professional success and financial stability. Though I long for those experiences, I know, deep in my soul, that I am doing what is right for our family now. In 25 years, I don’t want to look back and wish I’d spent more time with my mother and best friend while I had the chance. There is no job I’d rather be doing than caring for her.

I also know one day I’ll miss those repeat conversations with my mother. No matter how long she continues to beat the odds and surprise doctors, I know I’ll still want more time together, more laughs, and even more bickering. I’ll miss staying up late talking and watching our favorite shows, or sharing interesting things we find online, and laughing until it hurts and we’re both crying. And so I try to cherish every moment that we have together. Though we aren’t sharing the life experiences we’d hoped for now, I’m deeply grateful to have this time together as adults. As she was both a mother and father to me, I hope I can be as loving a caregiver to her. The circle of life.

I love you, Mama.

728 thoughts on “Why I’ve Become My Mother’s Mother

  1. Gabriana….Your use of words is fantastic…..Yes, your Mom is great…..and very lucky to have you, as you are lucky to have her…..I, in 6th grade, felt silently excited, being placed in the seat next to her on the seating chart! Wow……..Lucky me!! 🙂 Give her a kiss from me…….
    Doug

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  369. Pingback: Funny take on Shakespeare | Nosy Parker Blog

  370. Pingback: Shocking summer nails | Nosy Parker Blog

  371. Pingback: Crafter’s paradise | Nosy Parker Blog

  372. Pingback: 7 year miracle | Nosy Parker Blog

  373. Pingback: Summer dancing is back! | Nosy Parker Blog

  374. Pingback: Drive-through voting | Nosy Parker Blog

  375. Pingback: Homegrown celery plant | Nosy Parker Blog

  376. Pingback: The best onion rings | Nosy Parker Blog

  377. Pingback: Insistent companion | Nosy Parker Blog

  378. Pingback: Great conversations | Nosy Parker Blog

  379. Pingback: Wine across the fence | Nosy Parker Blog

  380. Pingback: Thesaurus Club | Nosy Parker Blog

  381. Pingback: Pulling carrots | Nosy Parker Blog

  382. Pingback: Rewatching a favorite | Nosy Parker Blog

  383. Pingback: Candy-like cantaloupe | Nosy Parker Blog

  384. Pingback: Brilliant, heartwarming video | Nosy Parker Blog

  385. Pingback: Wealth of summer fruit | Nosy Parker Blog

  386. Pingback: Much needed cool down | Nosy Parker Blog

  387. Pingback: Double vision | Nosy Parker Blog

  388. Pingback: Angels in our adventures | Nosy Parker Blog

  389. Pingback: Nighttime watering | Nosy Parker Blog

  390. Pingback: Dancing around the house | Nosy Parker Blog

  391. Pingback: The bloom that brought Mama to tears | Nosy Parker Blog

  392. Pingback: Colorful, smashed potatoes | Nosy Parker Blog

  393. Pingback: Elderflower peach shortcake | Nosy Parker Blog

  394. Pingback: Garden full of flowers | Nosy Parker Blog

  395. Pingback: Poached peaches and candied lemon peel | Nosy Parker Blog

  396. Pingback: Spread love, denounce hate | Nosy Parker Blog

  397. Pingback: Freeing the wild bird | Nosy Parker Blog

  398. Pingback: Starting someone else’s vacation | Nosy Parker Blog

  399. Pingback: New friends at the theater | Nosy Parker Blog

  400. Pingback: Baking in honor of Bobbie | Nosy Parker Blog

  401. Pingback: Peaches ripening on our tree | Nosy Parker Blog

  402. Pingback: Surprise visitor | Nosy Parker Blog

  403. Pingback: Going crazy with chalk pens | Nosy Parker Blog

  404. Pingback: Harvesting our breakfast | Nosy Parker Blog

  405. Pingback: Quirky highlight on my errands | Nosy Parker Blog

  406. Pingback: Mama’s new ears | Nosy Parker Blog

  407. Pingback: Celebrating with loved ones | Nosy Parker Blog

  408. Pingback: Exhausted, but still glowing | Nosy Parker Blog

  409. Pingback: Tasty leftovers all day | Nosy Parker Blog

  410. Pingback: Funkywunks tearing it up | Nosy Parker Blog

  411. Pingback: Bright spots on infusion day | Nosy Parker Blog

  412. Pingback: Ready for the sequel | Nosy Parker Blog

  413. Pingback: Soothing, cold air | Nosy Parker Blog

  414. Pingback: Sweet pictures from Mama | Nosy Parker Blog

  415. Pingback: It’s Crepe Myrtle Time! | Nosy Parker Blog

  416. Pingback: FroYo improves the wait | Nosy Parker Blog

  417. Pingback: A gourmet day | Nosy Parker Blog

  418. Pingback: A perfect routine | Nosy Parker Blog

  419. Pingback: Rewatching a movie to see Venice | Nosy Parker Blog

  420. Pingback: Rewatching a movie to see Venice | Nosy Parker Blog

  421. Pingback: That Friday feeling… | Nosy Parker Blog

  422. Pingback: Gorging on sweet green pluots | Nosy Parker Blog

  423. Pingback: Smoked Salmon Havarti Toast | Nosy Parker Blog

  424. Pingback: Tomato taste-off | Nosy Parker Blog

  425. Pingback: Mama’s new wheels | Nosy Parker Blog

  426. Pingback: The garden’s glorious mornings | Nosy Parker Blog

  427. Pingback: A Burrata picnic | Nosy Parker Blog

  428. Pingback: Firecracker flowers from seeds | Nosy Parker Blog

  429. Pingback: Hot, crispy bananas | Nosy Parker Blog

  430. Pingback: Our shared fortune | Nosy Parker Blog

  431. Pingback: Great new chiropractor | Nosy Parker Blog

  432. Pingback: Farmers market bounty | Nosy Parker Blog

  433. Pingback: Made with love | Nosy Parker Blog

  434. Pingback: Homegrown watermelon with a surprise | Nosy Parker Blog

  435. Pingback: Great door trade | Nosy Parker Blog

  436. Pingback: Another cook in the kitchen | Nosy Parker Blog

  437. Pingback: Smart girl gifting | Nosy Parker Blog

  438. Pingback: Plates from a party missed | Nosy Parker Blog

  439. Pingback: Season 7 now streaming | Nosy Parker Blog

  440. Pingback: Extra minty ice cream | Nosy Parker Blog

  441. Pingback: Spot-on fortunes | Nosy Parker Blog

  442. Pingback: Paisley’s pint-sized friend | Nosy Parker Blog

  443. Pingback: Last of the crepe myrtle | Nosy Parker Blog

  444. Pingback: We’re going back! | Nosy Parker Blog

  445. Pingback: We’re going back! | Nosy Parker Blog

  446. Pingback: Celebrating makers | Nosy Parker Blog

  447. Pingback: Water door excitement | Nosy Parker Blog

  448. Pingback: Baked potato bits | Nosy Parker Blog

  449. Pingback: Shana Tova | Nosy Parker Blog

  450. Pingback: First homegrown cantaloupe | Nosy Parker Blog

  451. Pingback: Arriving safely | Nosy Parker Blog

  452. Pingback: Quick reunion plus tiramisu | Nosy Parker Blog

  453. Pingback: First gelato of the trip | Nosy Parker Blog

  454. Pingback: Canal view with a fan | Nosy Parker Blog

  455. Pingback: A very Italian evening | Nosy Parker Blog

  456. Pingback: Water bus passes and new friends | Nosy Parker Blog

  457. Pingback: Italian take-away | Nosy Parker Blog

  458. Pingback: Accessibility maps & the best peppermint gelato ever | Nosy Parker Blog

  459. Pingback: Shopping like a local | Nosy Parker Blog

  460. Pingback: Lunch with Shaul | Nosy Parker Blog

  461. Pingback: Roof terrace bar with friends | Nosy Parker Blog

  462. Pingback: Dolce far niente | Nosy Parker Blog

  463. Pingback: Pumpkin ravioli with Moscato D’Asti | Nosy Parker Blog

  464. Pingback: Finding ourselves in San Marco at sunset | Nosy Parker Blog

  465. Pingback: Traveling help | Nosy Parker Blog

  466. Pingback: Fresh groceries delivered | Nosy Parker Blog

  467. Pingback: Starting to catch up | Nosy Parker Blog

  468. Pingback: The fun part of unpacking | Nosy Parker Blog

  469. Pingback: Return of postal service | Nosy Parker Blog

  470. Pingback: Smooth infusion day | Nosy Parker Blog

  471. Pingback: Blue skies and blooming garden | Nosy Parker Blog

  472. Pingback: A fun dream | Nosy Parker Blog

  473. Pingback: Making a dent | Nosy Parker Blog

  474. Pingback: Sweet, concerned face | Nosy Parker Blog

  475. Pingback: A lovely way to vote | Nosy Parker Blog

  476. Pingback: Back into our Friday routine | Nosy Parker Blog

  477. Pingback: Important, timely film | Nosy Parker Blog

  478. Pingback: Afternoon walk in our neighborhood | Nosy Parker Blog

  479. Pingback: Pear cake experiment | Nosy Parker Blog

  480. Pingback: The pissant piece | Nosy Parker Blog

  481. Pingback: Halloween visitors | Nosy Parker Blog

  482. Pingback: Crunchy Autumn leaves | Nosy Parker Blog

  483. Pingback: Pulling apart the challah | Nosy Parker Blog

  484. Pingback: Mail from our besties | Nosy Parker Blog

  485. Pingback: Willing ourselves to walk | Nosy Parker Blog

  486. Pingback: Roasted sweet trio | Nosy Parker Blog

  487. Pingback: Wave of women | Nosy Parker Blog

  488. Pingback: Homemade granola debut | Nosy Parker Blog

  489. Pingback: Patchwork of leftovers | Nosy Parker Blog

  490. Pingback: Stir-crazy self care | Nosy Parker Blog

  491. Pingback: Wait-free flu shots | Nosy Parker Blog

  492. Pingback: The last Essi | Nosy Parker Blog

  493. Pingback: Rearranging my bedroom | Nosy Parker Blog

  494. Pingback: Head in her bowl | Nosy Parker Blog

  495. Pingback: Same-day crown | Nosy Parker Blog

  496. Pingback: Smell of pie baking | Nosy Parker Blog

  497. Pingback: Waking up warm | Nosy Parker Blog

  498. Pingback: Mountain of mail | Nosy Parker Blog

  499. Pingback: Free to go for walks again | Nosy Parker Blog

  500. Pingback: Holiday ready from head to tummy | Nosy Parker Blog

  501. Pingback: Holiday in pajamas | Nosy Parker Blog

  502. Pingback: Hug a caregiver | Nosy Parker Blog

  503. Pingback: Saturday evening surprise | Nosy Parker Blog

  504. Pingback: A marathon with Margo | Nosy Parker Blog

  505. Pingback: Fast, yummy cookies | Nosy Parker Blog

  506. Pingback: Macaron improvements | Nosy Parker Blog

  507. Pingback: Listening to Michelle | Nosy Parker Blog

  508. Pingback: Decorating just in time | Nosy Parker Blog

  509. Pingback: Cooking class with Gail | Nosy Parker Blog

  510. Pingback: Wreath from Chessy | Nosy Parker Blog

  511. Pingback: Lighting Chanukah candles with friends | Nosy Parker Blog

  512. Pingback: Adjusting my crown | Nosy Parker Blog

  513. Pingback: The day we struck gold | Nosy Parker Blog

  514. Pingback: Happy festival of lights! | Nosy Parker Blog

  515. Pingback: Hilarious animal videos | Nosy Parker Blog

  516. Pingback: Friendly faces on our errands | Nosy Parker Blog

  517. Pingback: Back to the bead shop | Nosy Parker Blog

  518. Pingback: A peacock treasure for Mama | Nosy Parker Blog

  519. Pingback: Free bagels & bargain hunting | Nosy Parker Blog

  520. Pingback: Chicken waffle sandwiches & beignets | Nosy Parker Blog

  521. Pingback: Wine & chocolate-fueled soak in the bathtub | Nosy Parker Blog

  522. Pingback: Beautiful ombre sunset | Nosy Parker Blog

  523. Pingback: Paisley’s new pjs | Nosy Parker Blog

  524. Pingback: Clearly Canadian is back! | Nosy Parker Blog

  525. Pingback: Holiday pampering treat | Nosy Parker Blog

  526. Pingback: Be still my heart | Nosy Parker Blog

  527. Pingback: Be still my heart | Nosy Parker Blog

  528. Pingback: Homemade winter soup | Nosy Parker Blog

  529. Pingback: Slippers with arch support? | Nosy Parker Blog

  530. Pingback: A free iPhone! | Nosy Parker Blog

  531. Pingback: Following our own traditions | Nosy Parker Blog

  532. Pingback: Victorian CSI is back! | Nosy Parker Blog

  533. Pingback: Fragrant winter blooms | Nosy Parker Blog

  534. Pingback: A beautiful grip | Nosy Parker Blog

  535. Pingback: Amaryllis progress | Nosy Parker Blog

  536. Pingback: Here we go again | Nosy Parker Blog

  537. Pingback: Warmth against my back | Nosy Parker Blog

  538. Pingback: New year, new brows | Nosy Parker Blog

  539. Pingback: Surviving the first Monday of 2019 | Nosy Parker Blog

  540. Pingback: Postponed Chanukah | Nosy Parker Blog

  541. Pingback: Gorgeous alien produce | Nosy Parker Blog

  542. Pingback: Peppermint fudge cupcakes | Nosy Parker Blog

  543. Pingback: Caring about caregivers | Nosy Parker Blog

  544. Pingback: Kissing on the first date | Nosy Parker Blog

  545. Pingback: Hugs with our beignets | Nosy Parker Blog

  546. Pingback: Playing with clay | Nosy Parker Blog

  547. Pingback: Laughing with Pete Holmes | Nosy Parker Blog

  548. Pingback: Getting through another scan | Nosy Parker Blog

  549. Pingback: A double cuddle day | Nosy Parker Blog

  550. Pingback: Adorable neighborhood watchdog | Nosy Parker Blog

  551. Pingback: Bridge back to solid food | Nosy Parker Blog

  552. Pingback: Perfectly basted eggs for Mama | Nosy Parker Blog

  553. Pingback: Perfect-for-us new PJs | Nosy Parker Blog

  554. Pingback: Our lunch date for the RBG movie | Nosy Parker Blog

  555. Pingback: Cookies for Mama’s memoir class | Nosy Parker Blog

  556. Pingback: Hugs from my friendly grocers | Nosy Parker Blog

  557. Pingback: Dodging torrential rain | Nosy Parker Blog

  558. Pingback: Mostly lazy Sunday | Nosy Parker Blog

  559. Pingback: Life has repeats | Nosy Parker Blog

  560. Pingback: Happy love day | Nosy Parker Blog

  561. Pingback: Artist demonstration | Nosy Parker Blog

  562. Pingback: A neighborly day | Nosy Parker Blog

  563. Pingback: Saving us from leaving the house | Nosy Parker Blog

  564. Pingback: Organizing last summer’s party pics | Nosy Parker Blog

  565. Pingback: Monday morning snuggles with Mama | Nosy Parker Blog

  566. Pingback: Cleaning up my closet | Nosy Parker Blog

  567. Pingback: Ice cream without wincing | Nosy Parker Blog

  568. Pingback: Dancers from around the world | Nosy Parker Blog

  569. Pingback: The mint within | Nosy Parker Blog

  570. Pingback: Plum blossoms and Abutilon | Nosy Parker Blog

  571. Pingback: Sweet peas in our life | Nosy Parker Blog

  572. Pingback: Teaming up to wash the dog | Nosy Parker Blog

  573. Pingback: We won! | Nosy Parker Blog

  574. Pingback: Waking up with my girl | Nosy Parker Blog

  575. Pingback: A promise of peaches | Nosy Parker Blog

  576. Pingback: The most fun we’ve ever had at a medical appointment | Nosy Parker Blog

  577. Pingback: Free samples and friendly faces | Nosy Parker Blog

  578. Pingback: Twelve-hundred good things | Nosy Parker Blog

  579. Pingback: Personalizing my daily organizer | Nosy Parker Blog

  580. Pingback: Feeling loved and supported | Nosy Parker Blog

  581. Pingback: A pocket full of apricot | Nosy Parker Blog

  582. Pingback: Mother’s Day chocolates from Mackenzies | Nosy Parker Blog

  583. Pingback: DIY Backyard Bench | Nosy Parker Blog

  584. Pingback: Using all the spoons | Nosy Parker Blog

  585. Pingback: Flower hunting between rainstorms | Nosy Parker Blog

  586. Pingback: Personalized produce help | Nosy Parker Blog

  587. Pingback: Personalized produce help | Nosy Parker Blog

  588. Pingback: Deliciously crunchy, cold pickles | Nosy Parker Blog

  589. Pingback: A sleepy Sunday | Nosy Parker Blog

  590. Pingback: Star Jasmine explosion | Nosy Parker Blog

  591. Pingback: 3 years of good things | Nosy Parker Blog

  592. Pingback: One particular mountain | Nosy Parker Blog

  593. Pingback: 95-percent tidier | Nosy Parker Blog

  594. Pingback: Upside to the hospital | Nosy Parker Blog

  595. Pingback: A full, but fun Friday | Nosy Parker Blog

  596. Pingback: Cherries and a gentle adjustment | Nosy Parker Blog

  597. Pingback: Smelling the rain | Nosy Parker Blog

  598. Pingback: Warm enough to garden | Nosy Parker Blog

  599. Pingback: White Nectarine Ginger Pie | Nosy Parker Blog

  600. Pingback: Our first peony’s progress | Nosy Parker Blog

  601. Pingback: Garden arch underway | Nosy Parker Blog

  602. Pingback: The bathroom watchdog | Nosy Parker Blog

  603. Pingback: Peony time | Nosy Parker Blog

  604. Pingback: Stylish memory game | Nosy Parker Blog

  605. Pingback: Evening stroll in our garden | Nosy Parker Blog

  606. Pingback: Joyful summer self-care | Nosy Parker Blog

  607. Pingback: Hot summer night sky | Nosy Parker Blog

  608. Pingback: Heat wave arsenal | Nosy Parker Blog

  609. Pingback: It finally broke… | Nosy Parker Blog

  610. Pingback: Garden arch redesigned | Nosy Parker Blog

  611. Pingback: Arch all lit up | Nosy Parker Blog

  612. Pingback: DIY Garden Arch complete | Nosy Parker Blog

  613. Pingback: Celebrating beach bodies | Nosy Parker Blog

  614. Pingback: Turning around disappointment | Nosy Parker Blog

  615. Pingback: Double the joy | Nosy Parker Blog

  616. Pingback: A slight purpling | Nosy Parker Blog

  617. Pingback: Double trouble | Nosy Parker Blog

  618. Pingback: Hiding from the heat | Nosy Parker Blog

  619. Pingback: Keep going | Nosy Parker Blog

  620. Pingback: Seeing strong female candidates debate | Nosy Parker Blog

  621. Pingback: Shabbat wishes from our family doctor | Nosy Parker Blog

  622. Pingback: Colorful new garden art | Nosy Parker Blog

  623. Pingback: Tiny orange tomatoes or candy? | Nosy Parker Blog

  624. Pingback: Backyard plum picking | Nosy Parker Blog

  625. Pingback: Fun at the community pool | Nosy Parker Blog

  626. Pingback: Prepping pounds of plums | Nosy Parker Blog

  627. Pingback: Beautiful bruschetta | Nosy Parker Blog

  628. Pingback: Triple joy | Nosy Parker Blog

  629. Pingback: Bright spot in the neighborhood | Nosy Parker Blog

  630. Pingback: Mama’s great new doctor | Nosy Parker Blog

  631. Pingback: Lanterns & sarongs enhance oasis | Nosy Parker Blog

  632. Pingback: Festive new dresses | Nosy Parker Blog

  633. Pingback: New personal best of 2019 | Nosy Parker Blog

  634. Pingback: That feeling when… | Nosy Parker Blog

  635. Pingback: Mama’s new helper | Nosy Parker Blog

  636. Pingback: Crepe myrtle flowers are coming | Nosy Parker Blog

  637. Pingback: The final touches | Nosy Parker Blog

  638. Pingback: Grooming all around | Nosy Parker Blog

  639. Pingback: It’s party time! | Nosy Parker Blog

  640. Pingback: A rosy mantle | Nosy Parker Blog

  641. Pingback: Climbing the arch | Nosy Parker Blog

  642. Pingback: Practically private showing | Nosy Parker Blog

  643. Pingback: Moment well spent | Nosy Parker Blog

  644. Pingback: They never make it to the kitchen | Nosy Parker Blog

  645. Pingback: Fruit from our farmer friends | Nosy Parker Blog

  646. Pingback: Sweet green pluots | Nosy Parker Blog

  647. Pingback: Cuts like butter… | Nosy Parker Blog

  648. Pingback: Getting lost in a book | Nosy Parker Blog

  649. Pingback: Sharing “Mrs. Everything” with Mama | Nosy Parker Blog

  650. Pingback: Summertime flowers light up our garden | Nosy Parker Blog

  651. Pingback: Cast-iron s’mores | Nosy Parker Blog

  652. Pingback: Manicure Monday | Nosy Parker Blog

  653. Pingback: First Crepe Myrtle blooms | Nosy Parker Blog

  654. Pingback: Excavating the mail | Nosy Parker Blog

  655. Pingback: Industrious Saturday necessitates nap | Nosy Parker Blog

  656. Pingback: Stunning, fragrant roses | Nosy Parker Blog

  657. Pingback: Slurpees to beat the heat | Nosy Parker Blog

  658. Pingback: A great day for the movies | Nosy Parker Blog

  659. Pingback: A pizza reward | Nosy Parker Blog

  660. Pingback: Purple fuzzy flowers | Nosy Parker Blog

  661. Pingback: Cone of flowers | Nosy Parker Blog

  662. Pingback: Good day for an infusion | Nosy Parker Blog

  663. Pingback: Kahlúa milkshakes | Nosy Parker Blog

  664. Pingback: Birthday girls’ visit | Nosy Parker Blog

  665. Pingback: Scrumptious lamb burgers | Nosy Parker Blog

  666. Pingback: Our first sunflower from seeds | Nosy Parker Blog

  667. Pingback: Like roasting a marshmallow | Nosy Parker Blog

  668. Pingback: Banana caramel sundaes | Nosy Parker Blog

  669. Pingback: Ready for a creative month | Nosy Parker Blog

  670. Pingback: Of course, we each drew Paisley | Nosy Parker Blog

  671. Pingback: Our new daily drawing habit | Nosy Parker Blog

  672. Pingback: Painting feel-good flowers | Nosy Parker Blog

  673. Pingback: Emerald Beauts are officially back! | Nosy Parker Blog

  674. Pingback: The allure of green fruit | Nosy Parker Blog

  675. Pingback: A creative visit | Nosy Parker Blog

  676. Pingback: Drawing Venice | Nosy Parker Blog

  677. Pingback: A peaceful, joyful day | Nosy Parker Blog

  678. Pingback: Drawing what home means to me | Nosy Parker Blog

  679. Pingback: Capturing wind on paper | Nosy Parker Blog

  680. Pingback: A lacy day | Nosy Parker Blog

  681. Pingback: Mama’s bite of art | Nosy Parker Blog

  682. Pingback: Congratulations Bailey! | Nosy Parker Blog

  683. Pingback: The Lion King – a private showing | Nosy Parker Blog

  684. Pingback: The Lion King – a private showing | Nosy Parker Blog

  685. Pingback: An artful September | Nosy Parker Blog

  686. Pingback: Sharing spoons | Nosy Parker Blog

  687. Pingback: The challenge: Glass | Nosy Parker Blog

  688. Pingback: Painting favorite songs | Nosy Parker Blog

  689. Pingback: Masks from sleep to scary | Nosy Parker Blog

  690. Pingback: Leaves falling onto our sketchbooks | Nosy Parker Blog

  691. Pingback: A day for cartoons | Nosy Parker Blog

  692. Pingback: Family portraits in art and visitors | Nosy Parker Blog

  693. Pingback: Art for a sweet new year | Nosy Parker Blog

  694. Pingback: Creative month ends in love | Nosy Parker Blog

  695. Pingback: Birthday surprise for Mama | Nosy Parker Blog

  696. Pingback: Pedicures for everyone! | Nosy Parker Blog

  697. Pingback: California twist on Venetian small bites | Nosy Parker Blog

  698. Pingback: Giant peach dumplings | Nosy Parker Blog

  699. Pingback: Beating the heat at the beach | Nosy Parker Blog

  700. Pingback: Post root canal ice cream | Nosy Parker Blog

  701. Pingback: Emerald Beaut pluot jelly | Nosy Parker Blog

  702. Pingback: Painting a Bodega Bay sunset | Nosy Parker Blog

  703. Pingback: Boston Terrier face in clay | Nosy Parker Blog

  704. Pingback: Sunday brunch and a marathon | Nosy Parker Blog

  705. Pingback: Shaken, but not stirred | Nosy Parker Blog

  706. Pingback: Gary Gulman: The Great Depresh | Nosy Parker Blog

  707. Pingback: Homemade ice cream sandwiches | Nosy Parker Blog

  708. Pingback: Tiny shoes multiplying | Nosy Parker Blog

  709. Pingback: Limes from Lili | Nosy Parker Blog

  710. Pingback: Help when I needed it | Nosy Parker Blog

  711. Pingback: The very last pluots | Nosy Parker Blog

  712. Pingback: The late bloomers | Nosy Parker Blog

  713. Pingback: My two lovelies | Nosy Parker Blog

  714. Pingback: Neighbors looking out | Nosy Parker Blog

  715. Pingback: Safely in Sacramento | Nosy Parker Blog

  716. Pingback: Our awesome host with the most! | Nosy Parker Blog

  717. Pingback: Fall walk in a lovely Sacramento neighborhood | Nosy Parker Blog

  718. Pingback: Overjoyed to be home | Nosy Parker Blog

  719. Pingback: Ripened in our absence | Nosy Parker Blog

  720. Pingback: Cones at home | Nosy Parker Blog

  721. Pingback: Bubbles for my soul | Nosy Parker Blog

  722. Pingback: Puppuccino kind of day | Nosy Parker Blog

  723. Pingback: Van Gogh washi tape | Nosy Parker Blog

  724. Pingback: Community of crafters, artists, makers | Nosy Parker Blog

  725. Pingback: The best part is going home | Nosy Parker Blog

  726. Pingback: Nature’s tie-dyed flowers | Nosy Parker Blog

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