Making Space for More Than One Mother

By Aster Woods Shelley Park in “Queering Motherhood” discusses her personal experience with being both a birth-giving mother and an adoptive mother in an extended family. She considers her children’s own perspectives on the way in which she mothers them; her adopted daughter in particular is resistant to her claim of motherhood, screaming “You’re notContinue reading “Making Space for More Than One Mother”

Submissions Request – Each Egg a World: Stillborn Project

  Adinda van ’t Klooster is making art about stillbirth. ## Adina organized the online exhibit, Each Egg a World after her own experience with having a stillborn child. Now she wants to help break through the “tremendous taboo” that she says thwarts discussion around stillbirth and hampers the funding of measures to bring the numbersContinue reading “Submissions Request – Each Egg a World: Stillborn Project”

Interview Opportunity/Play About Birth & CFP JourMS

INTERVIEW OPPORTUNITY: Lillian Isabella is an award-winning documentary theatre maker. She’s looking to interview at least 100 different people with all different kinds of pregnancy and birth stories throughout the Summer of 2020. If you have been pregnant, are pregnant, or have given birth (of all ages), as well as the people who support pregnancyContinue reading “Interview Opportunity/Play About Birth & CFP JourMS”

Mothers’ Day 2020 in Virtual Reality

Lately, it seems, there are so few words to describe our current world. Mother earth is in shock even as mothers across America celebrate this holiday made virtual. So many of us cannot spend the day with our adult children due to social distancing while other families are overwhelmed with responsibilities, hunger, homeschooling, exhaustion, health,Continue reading “Mothers’ Day 2020 in Virtual Reality”

Why Don’t IBCLCs And Dentists agree?

By Deann Shaffner It can be very frustrating for parents to hear from a dentist, that breastfeeding at night, or night-nursing, caused your child to have cavities. The health benefits of breastfeeding are widely promoted, but information that it might cause cavities isn’t forthcoming. That’s probably because it is may not be true. It canContinue reading “Why Don’t IBCLCs And Dentists agree?”

Breastfeeding Education Might Not Be What You Think It Is

By Deann Shaffner As a mother and La Leche League leader, I often hear stories from other mothers about their breastfeeding experience. The experiences they relay are often from their first few weeks after giving birth. Though every mother’s story is different, I have noticed an underlying issue many seem to face. I realize thatContinue reading “Breastfeeding Education Might Not Be What You Think It Is”