A Return to Little Things: Stories on Motherhood and Mistakes
Date of Award
Arts and Culture
Master of Liberal Studies
Arts & Culture
forgiveness; forties; little; mistakes; motherhood; return; things; women
A Return to Little Things includes three nonfiction pieces that revolve around the mistakes made by mothers and daughters. The collection investigates the idea that our lives are a sum total of the choices we have made. The essays directly address three specific situations that touch on the themes of motherhood, choices, and the human inclination to recall them with bitterness, and offer proof that time often allows us to move forward to forgiveness. Using humor and acceptance, the narrator is led through a labyrinth of emotions to come to peace with these choices. The stories serve as reminders that there are no mistakes, only lessons, and we must seek to understand them to live happy lives. This manuscript is a work in progress.
Heffelman, Lianne, "A Return to Little Things: Stories on Motherhood and Mistakes" (2010). Arts and Culture. 45.