Stay At Home – MAM, a New Art Magazine Focused on the Maternal

MAM Press Release MAM is a new art magazine focusing on artists from around the world producing work about the maternal. The first issue, “Stay At Home”, due out in June 2020 is a response by 20 artists to their experiences of working at home during the COVID-19 pandemic. The magazine aims to support artistsContinue reading “Stay At Home – MAM, a New Art Magazine Focused on the Maternal”

Childless By Choice?

Written by Annika Tornatore (Edited by M. Joy Rose) According to a recent article in Psychology Today, American mothers are challenged to balance work struggles and their home lives with increasing levels of stress. At the same time, cultural messaging about parenthood often glorifies motherhood and does not reflect the inherent conflicts between the personalContinue reading “Childless By Choice?”

M.A.M.A. 37- Clipping the Church and a Measure of Grace

Art by Tereza Buskova – ‘Clipping the Church’ In many cultures, even today, new mothers and their infants are subject to a period of physical seclusion or confinement from the rest of the world. During this time, the support of relatives and the local community plays a vital role in sustaining the family by caringContinue reading “M.A.M.A. 37- Clipping the Church and a Measure of Grace”

Visit M.O.M. Today [CLICK]

VISIT MOM: Eight months after re-opening the Museum of Motherhood in St. Petersburg, Florida, the M.O.M. Art Annex has enjoyed visitors from all over the country. To schedule a visit write us: info@MOMmuseum.org. See just a few of our visitors here: CONFERENCE: Our first “I ❤ MOM” Conference” titled Mothering from the Margins was aContinue reading “Visit M.O.M. Today [CLICK]”

The Art of Motherhood

Since immersing myself in the motherworld in 1989 I have observed the rise in the visibility of humans engaged in the practice of birth and caregiving. This visibility has translated into music, scholarship, literature, theater, and most recently a rise in fine artists lending their passion to making video, photography, paintings, and performance. I amContinue reading “The Art of Motherhood”

The Motherhood Double Standard

For my work, I am the nanny to an adorable “four and three-quarters” year-old boy. He is extremely bright, sweet, friendly, and funny. I pick him up from school five days a week, bring him around to his after-school activities, cook/feed him his dinner, and supervise his bath before going home. With his school beingContinue reading “The Motherhood Double Standard”