Lora Freeman Williams

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Lora Freeman Williams

I'm 45 and spent the first four years of my (now 8-year-old) son's life as a single parent. I've written here and in my memoir "The Wilderness of Motherhood" about those experiences. I hope to offer hope and insights to other parents who struggle and who may be seeking healing from their own childhood experiences. I live in Boulder, Colorado with my husband, John and son, Isaac. I'm a professional writer and life coach to women writers and entrepreneurs.

Stories by Lora Freeman Williams

Dear Right Bicep, I know this is a little odd, but I wanted to write you a letter. Tell you how I feel, you know. Please, don’t be afraid. I...
My son is almost two years old, and I tell him all the time what I think of him. I’ll say, “You’re cute!” or “You...
I never make New Year’s resolutions. Statistics show that they don’t stick, and I’d much rather have slow, steady lifestyle...
I’m a single parent to a nineteen-month-old child. I managed to gain—and lose—fifty pounds during the whole pregnancy,...
Call it the siren song of the ship wrecked life: the job crises that keeps me up in the night; the unavailable lover who fills my fantasies; the...
I thought about my family history as I stirred my son’s pasta and changed the flow of water first in one direct, then another. A pot of...
I have just pushed out my son, and I am shaking, and my parts are tender and sore, but I am energized, my eyes wide open for the first time in two...
When I was seven years old, I wrote my first books. They were erotica. My mother had responded to my innocent inquiry about sex (which by now I...
I sat in church this morning and looked out over the people around and before me. I realized in an instant how differently I view them now than...
I am deep in laboring with my son, and I ask between contractions, “Who invented this whole ‘laboring thing?’” One of my...
My 16-month-old son, Isaac, watched me tear the hall closet apart last weekend. I got a bee in my bonnet about a missing game piece, and I will admit...