Our married life was no longer comfortable. There was no indulgence, no whispered promises of sweet dessert. By Hannah Grieco
KJ Dell’Antonia, Jill Smokler, Jordan Shapiro, Janelle Hanchett, and Jessica Lahey weigh in on how much is too much when it comes to writing about our children.
If my belly was round and full of baby, would I hate my body less? This body that betrayed me. By Brittany Wren
My son’s teacher said he needed the gift of time. She was right.
By Jessica Smock
When my son was 11 he told me, “I wish I wasn’t autistic. It would be easier to make friends.” By Joanne De Simone
The goal isn’t to lecture your children but to kick-start their critical thinking. By Katherine Reynolds Lewis
You speed through the five stages of grief or however many there are because you’re trying to wrap up a project at work and you don’t have time for this crap. By A.S. Callaghan
Motherwell features parenting essays on culture, family life, obstacles and the process of overcoming them. We are excited to announce this year’s ten most read!
I was raised to believe that my differences didn’t have to limit or set me apart. But the world disagreed. By Meg Zucker
It was hard enough to find somebody the first time, when I was young and untarnished by the scars of motherhood.
By Katherine Sargent