About Maria Hanley

Maria Hanley

Maria Hanley’s work has appeared in Discretionary Love, Grande Dame Literary Journal, Potato Soup Journal, and placed second in the 2021 Soul-Making Keats Literary Competition for memoir-vignettes. When she’s not actively parenting two teenagers and an eight-year-old, she writes. She lives in Santa Barbara, California, with her husband, three sons, and two cats. Follow Maria on Twitter and Instagram @MHanleyWriter.

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Mama Bird

November 10th, 2022 | by Maria Hanley

On the second Friday of the new school year, my seventh grader fastened his seatbelt, leaned over the giant backpack in his lap, and sobbed. “I don’t want to go to school.”

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