Singing Unsung Labor – By *Dr. Mama, Amber Kinser

Whenever I see a family portrait, I feel like I should stop and offer up a moment of silence for all the work that SOMEbody, most likely the mom, had to do to get all those people together looking that good in one place without stains or tears marring the clothing or tearful or pouting faces revealing the stress that everyone lived through in the moments before the camera clicked. I almost never think of the people in the picture.

MamaBlogger365 – I Was Fine ‘Til I Started To Sweat, By Joy Rose

Since the kidney transplant that saved my life in 2000, I’ve been on fire to do whatever I can, in whatever time I have left, to empower and celebrate women. This of course is all based on my own dis-empowering experiences as a child and then as a married mother of four. Joy Rose, MediaMom™ writes the first day of every month for MamaBlogger365, raising awareness for the Museum Of Motherhood, through Mamazina Magazine and JoinMama sites. Join her each Wed. at 7pm (EST) on MingleMediaTV for music, commentary & mom culture.

MamaBlogger365 – Two Roads Diverged, By Diva Mama Shira Adler

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.

*Dr. Mama*, ‘On Letting Children Be’ – MamaBlogger365

So in some ways I have tried to live up to my youthful vow about what kind of parent I’d be. But the truth of the matter is that I have, many many times, been quite dissatisfied with where my children were at various points, and even now, there are points at which I regret the choices they make. I have found myself, and do find myself, wishing they could be more this or less that; I do find that my identity is quite wrapped in them and their choices. Dr. Amber Kinser writes for the MamaBlogger365 series each Thursday at the Museum Of Motherhood.

MamaBlogger365 – From ‘Me’ to ‘We’ and ‘Feminist Theories Of Motherhood’ by Jocelyn Stitt

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.

MamaBlogger365 – The Amazing Journey by Natasha Kaiser

To me motherhood is an amazing journey. It starts from the time you find out you are pregnant and decide to keep the child… through the traumatic time of birth… to the life-altering moment when you look that infant in the eyes and know you will impact the rest of their lives…To improve motherhood I believe we need more support for mothers who want to return to school…

MamaBlogger365 – ‘To Be, or Not To Be’ ….A Mother, by Emmily Bristol

Like many girls who came of age in the households of Second Wave feminists, I saw my mother’s copy of Ms. Magazine with the image of Wonder Woman on the cover and thought, “Yep. That’s awesome. I totally want to be Wonder Woman.” I was told I could have it all, even if that’s not exactly what I saw playing out in my own home.

*Dr. Mama*, “Week 2 of Atonement: Work” (MamaBlogger365)

Mothers who work in paid employment generally do so because they must; I do have to earn a living. Now the conditions of that paid employment, of course, is another matter. We learn from the advocacy work of organizations like MomsRising, for example, that rights such as fair pay, maternity leave, paid sick days, and flexible work continue to elude mothers in the workplace, and this is certainly, to answer the questions posed by the MamaBlogger365 initiative, one of the most pressing issues confronting mothers today. And there are other issues. Like being allowed to cop to the fact that you’re a mother and an employee at the same time, and so have more on your plate than workplace interests or tasks. MamaBlogger365 continues with Dr. Amber Kinser.

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