Though I have a lot less time to do all the wonderful things I didn’t do when I was young, single, and childless, somehow none of the former questions: How do I afford it? How will I get there? Why wasn’t I born a boy?, invade my thoughts. The only question I ask myself was, “Why not now?” Jax Resto is part of our MamaBlogger365 initiative in 2011, raising awareness and funds for the Museum Of Motherhood, through our sister blogs, Mamapalooza, JoinMama Blogspot and Mamazina Magazine.
In December 2004, snow and sleet were threatening south Louisiana; however all I was concerned with was my positive home pregnancy test. After months of trying to get pregnant, my husband and I felt enormously blessed on Christmas Eve to learn we were expecting. At the turn of the year, dark clouds rolled in as we learned my dad’s brain cancer had returned….. By raising awareness of the issues, concerns and challenges care-givers face, we elevate our understanding of mother’s vital role. Mamapalooza and the Museum of Motherhood are committed to empowering and amplifying the voices of women and mothers. MamaBlogger365 is just one of the ways we do this. If you have a story to tell, please write us at MamazinaMagazine@gmail.com and get involved.
By walking unknown territory and choosing a path that leads where it may, we are available to delightful surprises no matter how they show up. Had I stuck to my plan and not been open to spontaneity, we wouldn’t have had such a glorious morning. Shira Adler, Diva Mama writes to raise awareness for the Museum Of Motherhood.
I came to theory desperate, wanting to comprehend—to grasp what was happening around me. I’ve also sought out feminist theories of motherhood after I had my first child. My new social role as a mother completely floored me. I went from being a “me” to being a “we.” In future posts I’ll write about some of the theories that were helpful, like learning about the huge economic costs of becoming a mother in Ann Crittenden’s The Price of Motherhood. Jocelyn Stitt writes for the Motherhood Museum and Mamazina Magazine as part of the MamaBlogger365 series. She’s also part of the planning committee for the MOM Conference in NYC this May, as part of the Mamapalooza Festival and MAMA Expo, gathering of feminists, activists, mothers and laypeople who are interested in Mother Studies and more.