mother’s day

Four Birth Stories and a Voice for Every Mother Counts

I’ve had four opportunities to test my body’s limits and be the co-creator of new life. Four chances to bring a child into the world, four first breaths, four beginnings. With each birth, I learned more about what I was capable of, and with each birth, I found power, courage and voice. My eldest child, […]

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When Mama Breaks the Rules

I come from a culture where motherhood is revered, and where the narrative of sacrifice, patience and perfection in one’s mothering is both inspirational and overwhelming. On days like Mother’s Day, the weight of all that mothers are supposed to be can feel like a blessing and a burden. The talks and sermons at church […]

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Because Every Mother Counts, Every Day

It’s Not Enough Cards, flowers, the ubiquitous breakfast in bed… coming to a household near you this Sunday morning! It is a beautiful and important thing to celebrate mothers. But you know what’s coming next. It is not enough. It’s not enough to give mothers a Hallmark day once a year and denigrate, discriminate and […]

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