Author Archives: Michelle

Back Off

Remember those Yosemite Sam mudflaps that said ‘Back Off’? We need to resurrect that, only we need it as a handy little sign women can flash when they feel threatened. Let me back up a little. I find the aging process a mostly enjoyable and interesting process. I’ve never been more self accepting than I […]

May 18

Can I Avoid Disaster?

It is too easy to get caught up in the process, sometimes, of what we do. We forget why we started in the first place. This letter, from Sarah, arrived for us one day, and we all wondered what we might have to say to someone who was so earnestly seeking advice. Quite a bit, […]

February 19

You Just Follow

I watched him walk by. Why is he going that way? Doesn’t he know what is over there? I reminded myself that there were many choices down that path. Just because he walked in that direction, didn’t mean he would fall. He walked with such purpose, though. Terrible and decisive purpose.  That’s not a bad […]

February 16

Everything I know about my son, I learned from Philip Seymour Hoffman

I am thrilled that my first official act as a Sisterwife is to introduce Kathleen O’Donnell’s story about her son and his addiction. If I could stretch my arms through the interwebz and find Kathleen, I would grab her and hold on to her because mothers of substance abusers need each other. We live in a special […]