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Motherhood Is A Juggling Act

This poem first appeared on Jennifer Wolfe’s blog, mamawolfe.


“What they took for inattentiveness was a miracle of concentration.”

– Toni Morrison, Tar Baby


Motherhood Is A Juggling Act

My hands deftly maneuver

Mismatched orbs up, down, up

Ascending with celerity

Descending just the same

Catch. Release. Watch. Drop.

Juggling my way through life.

Throw it up again.

Keep my eye on the ball.

Hands moving with dizzying momentum

I’ve got this.




Catch. Release.


The end.



Jennifer Wolfe

Jennifer Wolfe, a mom and middle school teacher, loves nothing more than watching kids be brave, courageous and navigate the world. Jennifer reflects on life’s lessons on her blog, mamawolfe, as well as on Huffington Post, Midlife Blvd., Mamalode, Mamapedia, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Goodreads. Instagram: mamawolfeto2

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