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Motherhood & identity

Motherhood & identity

Peeling back the layers

“We need to love ourselves through our mothering with much less guilt and shame, including our own inevitable imperfect moments.” A motherhood poem by Emma Heaphy, author of ‘Dear Motherhood’.

Motherhood & identity

Above all else

“So as mothers we may do things different, but we all have on thing in common: we all love our children endlessly…” A motherhood poem by Emma Heaphy, author of ‘Dear Motherhood’.

Motherhood & identity

This love

“People will try to tell you about the first moment. The one where you fall in love with your baby…” A motherhood poem by Jess Urlichs, author of ‘From One Mom to a Mother’.

Challenges

Growing through play

“It’s play for them. It’s growth for me. It’s learning for us both.” A motherhood poem by Emma Heaphy, author of ‘Dear Motherhood’.

Challenges

Home for Christmas in my heart

New mom Caitlin Scott reflects on her childhood memories of Christmas, and the pressure to recreate those experiences for her own daughter.

Motherhood & identity

Dear Motherhood

“Dear Motherhood, answer me this. Sincerely, a mother on behalf of a collective of mothers.” A poem by Emma Heaphy, author of ‘Dear Motherhood’

Motherhood & identity

Born

“Through all the tired, through all the years filled with moments of hard, you will never forget this moment of meeting.” A motherhood poem by Emma Heaphy, author of ‘Dear Motherhood’.