Motherwell publishes provocative, evocative essays on all aspects of the parenting experience. Here are our most-read pieces from 2016.
I can’t help but think ideas about simplicity mask ideas about masculinity, and what it is, and isn’t, okay to feel.
By Ashley Lefrak Grider
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By Lauren Apfel
I’m postpartum. Without a newborn. At 20 weeks of pregnancy, my baby didn’t make it.
By Jenn Press Arata
What shocked me most about online dating was the absolute scorn for women who wanted, or already had, children.
By Dena Landon
If bad things really do happen in threes, then my son being hit by a car had completed our 2016 trifecta.
By Samantha Shanley
Photographs suggested a future, a future in which we would look back at this moment, but a future where our baby might be gone.
By Yvonne Spence
After this election, if we want our children to be a part of the solution, we need to start modeling activism for them.
By Jody Allard
Motherwhelmed is a graphic memoir about the tumultuous first years of a new mother’s life.
By Jessica Carew Kraft
One mother’s experience getting through the day, now that she knows Trump is the President of the United States.
By Sara Ackerman