Category: Mother in the Mother

Lucky Mama #006

Your Transition into Motherhood A few years ago I was blessed to adopt a very special dog with four paws and two wheels. She was found in a ditch after being stuck by a car and left paralyzed in her hind end. The volunteers who rescued this sweet girl named...

A Token of Love #005

You You never know what a small thing might mean to someone else. My mother taught me this. When she passed away suddenly in 2014, there were many unhealed wounds between us. I guess I assumed we still had many years left to work things out together. As I gathered…

Learning to Nurture #004

You I wanted a baby for so long, I was with someone for 9 years and he was never ready. I ended up getting together casually with a very good friend and our daughter was conceived. I found pregnancy a miracle, growing a human inside me blew my mind. I…

Big Family #003

You I was pregnant with my first child at the age of 36. I always knew I wanted to have children, in fact in my late teens I thought that 4 would be a good number. I have 7 siblings, I am the second oldest and the oldest daughter. Children…

Living On #002

You When I was 6, I told my parents I wanted to have 6 children and live on a farm. I loved my dolls; dressing them, pushing them in carts and cuddling them to sleep. I was made for motherhood, I absolutely knew it. Somewhere in my raucaus 20s I…

Motherhood Lost #001

You My daughter was a beautiful gift given to me by a much loved and wonderful friend, in my pregnancy she felt like butterflies in my stomach and I felt such strong love and hope for our future, it blew my teenage mind that I was going to be a…

Strong Willed #007

“Your job is to show her the world, not to be her world”. This is what my partner said to me in the first week of our daughter’s life when he saw me more scared than he’d ever seen me before. I got so frustrated by the constant questions of…

Turn that shit to Gold #057

I had always dreamed of having children……well, daughters. However having worked with children, I was in no hurry to get started. By the time my husband and I agreed to try for a family I was 36 years old. We struggled to conceive and it put a huge strain on…

Women of Strength #062

I never expected to be a mother. I just never imagined myself as one, so when I discovered I was pregnant it was a surprise entry onto a path I’d not thought about walking. I had never been around babies as an only child with very little contact with extended…

A Mother Reborn #046

My transition into motherhood was very emotional. I felt quite isolated and stressed. I was 18 years old and had little support. Her birth was very difficult as were my other two with my sons. I suffered with postnatal depression but during my recovery I found my identity as a…

Mother in the Mother

Book now for sale! A thoughtful anthology of women’s voices, exploring their maternal lineage. Mother in the Mother explores new territory by looking at the three-way relationship between grandmother, mother and child. PRICE: £9.99