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Kate Kretz: Visceral, Visual, Vulnerable

Any woman who continues to make art while attending to the tasks of motherhood is a hero of epic proportions. Before I gave birth,...
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Melissa Reeser Poulin: Mom Psalms

I call the Baby Blues hotline and chat half-heartedly with a kind woman named Shelly. I’m visited daily by visions of blood and death,...
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Brittney D. Herz: Little Bits of Anger

“I thought about throwing everything she ever owned into our fire pit out back and making her light the match that would set it...
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Rebecca Fish Ewan: Silence Can be a Plan

  “Do you do anything besides…” He gestures to my baby boy . . .   “Well, Fuck Face,” I tell him “I’m a...
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Valorie Engholm: Let’s Stop Judging Grieving Parents

In lieu of judgmental, rude, and thoughtless comments, this publication would like to offer its readers a chance to leave messages of love, hope,...
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Jackie Graves: The Life I Wanted

I never thought I’d have a problem getting pregnant. My mom had four daughters, the first three of us born a year apart without...
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Margaret Elysia Garcia: Alien Sex Fiends (aka Middle School Kids)

“My daughter rushes to the car as I’m picking her up from school “Mom. Is it true? Humans have sex not just to have...
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Sunshine Muse: Grieving a Mom Who’s Still Here

My relationship with my mom is estranged and feels unfixable.  Her capacity for intimacy is incompatible with my desire to be nurtured. She is...
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Haili Jones: The Joy In It

Now look at me: Mother. Mama. Mommy. Mom. Pissing in the park. Whistling in the dark. Did I even know my own name any...
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Eve Lyons: My Son and the (Toy) Gun

 . . . he’s three and black. And it’s not safe for him to play with guns because the older he gets the more...