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Margot
Woman of substance, midlife crackerjack, and mother of one fierce young man. đź’«
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Posted Apr 24, 2021 at Being Beloved
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There’s a lot of backlash around the #MeToo movement. Many men are uncomfortable engaging with women at all these days – personally or professionally. I get it. There’s so much talk about it being a scary and unsafe time for men, and I’m sure it feels that way. I’m very... Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2019 at Being Beloved
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I was online talking with a dear friend last night, both of us in tears. The conversation was poignant. We discussed medical diagnoses, the toll of an unfulfilling marriage, the pressure of elder care, children (up until now, the raison d'ĂŞtre) moving out and creating their own lives, dissatisfaction with... Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2019 at Being Beloved
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I want to find my people. I know they’re out there because I’ve found a few of them already. And I know that there are more. Enough to build a community. I’ve always visualized community as a tapestry; unique strands and individual stitches combining to create amazing patterns and harmony... Continue reading
Posted Aug 26, 2017 at Being Beloved
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Growing through my 50s hasn’t perturbed me one little bit. This half of my life is an abundant field of dreams, rich with opportunity. I can do anything, be myself, and build the life I want. It’s time for me to become the person I was created to be. Buuuu-uuutttt…... Continue reading
Posted Sep 2, 2016 at Being Beloved
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Sixteen years into being Michael’s mom, I find myself recognizing a few things that I really want him to have - and apply to his life… A loving nature. It’s my deepest wish that my son will never lose his natural ability to love - both others and himself. Love... Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2016 at Being Beloved
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Dear Future Margot, I want you to feel soooo proud of me. It amuses me to realize that my current self is now laughing at my past self, and so it seems quite likely that my future self will be ROTFLMAO at my current self. Apparently, I take myself far... Continue reading
Posted Jun 24, 2016 at Being Beloved
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Your whisper steals along the edges of my thoughts There is no sound And yet I hear everything I know you’re there I can touch you with my mind although you’re far away I see my true self in your love I am beautiful from the inside In redirection of... Continue reading
Posted May 29, 2016 at Being Beloved
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Here I am a woman in mid-life with thick thighs and a rounded belly. The mirror declares my years with strands of silver and nicely lined eyes. This can't be true. I thought I'd be a famous writer when I looked like this. Youthful expectations. I had time. So much... Continue reading
Posted Sep 6, 2015 at Being Beloved
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For most of my life, I’ve felt a huge pressure to be something or someone that in my heart, I really wasn’t. Urged in certain directions by those I loved and respected, I just presumed they were correct, and it was me that simply couldn’t feel comfortable walking the “right”... Continue reading
Posted Oct 29, 2014 at Being Beloved
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I could spend hours just gazing on the enchantment that is Miss Peyton. Who knew that this tiny bit of magical DNA would morph into an instant catalyst for the evolution of all who love her. And that’s a LOT of people. She’s the kind of extraordinary blessing that makes... Continue reading
Posted Sep 30, 2014 at Just Mayzie
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My mother never really gave lip service to being a feminist. We didn’t ever actually talk about it. When I was growing up, feminism seemed like a movement outside of who we were as a family, and family was what my mom was all about. I don’t think she really... Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2014 at Being Beloved
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I’m going to admit something serious. Something that makes my palms sweat and my stomach fill with butterflies. Here I go: It’s been very hard on me to have stepchildren. I know that sounds bad. In fact, I’m quite ashamed of it. But here’s the thing… I’m a relationship person.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 17, 2014 at Just Mayzie
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When you’re the stepmom of kids who have a strong relationship with their biological mother, your place in the family – even the one you’re heading up – is always in question. No matter how much you love your step-kids, you know that their mom is their mom. As she... Continue reading
Posted Jul 30, 2014 at Just Mayzie
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So there is this girl whom I adore. A woman now, really. She captured my affection from the first day I met her. Even in the beginning, her whole heart was open to me. And I fell totally, completely, and irrevocably in love with her. When it began, I was... Continue reading
Posted Jul 22, 2014 at Just Mayzie
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Earlier today I sat across the table from a dear long-time friend and mentor, cradling a hot tea in my hands with a smile pasted on my face. Not one of my most comfortable moments. It certainly didn’t compare with the morning coffee I’d had one-on-one with another dear friend.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 20, 2014 at Being Beloved
Haha! So thrilled that I was able to pave the way, "little" brother. Lord knows you needed all the help you could get! ;) Love ya.
Toggle Commented May 13, 2014 on Sins of the Mother at Being Beloved
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Mother’s Day is always a bittersweet event for me. Why, you ask? Because. Despite having the best mom in the world, I know that I wasn’t always the best daughter in the world. That’s the bitter part. Those who remember me from my teens may not even realize what kind... Continue reading
Posted May 11, 2014 at Being Beloved
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This week, I had a long conversation with an old friend who's struggling and I was reminded how painful the need for the approval of others can be. I have spent far too much of my life worrying about whether people like me or approve of me. I was a... Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2014 at Being Beloved
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It’s so easy to look at people and judge them… to make the assumption...based on attitude, dress code, skin colour, heritage, sexual orientation, religion or behaviours…that we truly know a person. That we can read their mind, feel their thoughts, understand their motivations and know their soul... Simply based on... Continue reading
Posted Nov 7, 2013 at Being Beloved
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Being alone. Just the phrase often evokes fear and anxiety in us. Being alone feels lonely, isolated, unwanted. And when we start feeling like that, our thoughts focus on not belonging, feeling rejected and unloved by others; being alone in the darkness. It can feel pretty intense. So many of... Continue reading
Posted Oct 24, 2013 at Being Beloved
Margot is now following Doug French
May 14, 2013
Margot is now following Jason
May 14, 2013
Margot is now following Chotie's daughter
May 14, 2013
It takes one to know one... :)
Toggle Commented Apr 13, 2012 on The Power of Sisterhood at Being Beloved