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Asking For The Space To Doubt Motherhood

Everyone means well, but is there a point at which we need to stop asking women when they’ll have children? How do we talk about doubt without responding with assumption and persuasion?
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Motherhood & Memories

The thought of becoming a mother makes me realize how fragile I truly am – so delicately pieced together, bracing for a strong gust of wind that could be enough to rip these fraying seams of me apart.
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My Best Friend Is Pregnant And I’m Not

It was okay to be angry about other people’s, but feeling angry over hers, someone who was a sister to me, made me feel like the world’s worst friend.
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The Color(ism) Divide in Motherhood

I am worthy of being her mother despite being a brown-skinned woman.
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My Partner, His Ex, Their Son & Me

I never imagined myself as Dad's Girlfriend. Before dating John* those words immediately conjured up either a very beautiful or very ugly woman with nasty plans: Cinderella’s Wicked Stepmother, The Parent Trap’s greedy Meredith Blake, the Evil Queen in Snow White … and me? Uh, no. I was the free spirit, the girl who worked...
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When Trying Stops Being Sexy

My body tightened. I was exhausted. We'd wasted all his sperm over the past week. Why didn’t I wait for the stick to say I was ovulating? My mucus told me I was fertile four days ago. My body doesn’t work. “Babe, we need to have sex,” I called from the bathroom.
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While Other Babies Were On Instagram, Ours Was In The Fridge

Hunched over the toilet, I rock back and forth in excruciating pain. I use the contraction timer I have at births. My contractions are two minutes apart, hard and fast, and they last around one minute each. I am sweaty and naked in the pitch black, silently crying between breaths.
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