Author: Marlena Maduro Baraf

My Tía Adelaide at the End of Life

My San Antonio tía was not a matriarch in the usual sense. She didn’t leave children and grandchildren to add to the breadth of the family tree. Her gift was longevity, her mental resilience. 

A Mother’s Day Love Letter to My Daughters-in-Law

Emily and Kelly are my DILs. I’m their MIL. I have two daughters-in-law, two sons, and four grandchildren. Until recently I didn’t use the shortcut DILs; I learned this from the young.