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Young Motherhood: The Triumphs, The Challenges, The Truth

Nina Packebush Interviews Young Motherhood Project Creator Jendella Benson People who you would expect to get it, or at least be open to the idea...
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Margaret Elysia Garcia: Save It for the Car

I was the first—and last—grandkid my grandmother tried to raise. I lived through the mid-80s and high school with my Bronx-born grandmother in the southern California...
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Shannon Brazil: When You Run With Milk Boobs, a Nursing Story

Kids and animals, we all know they have that sense about them. A built-in radar that tells them when you’re weak, when your humongous...
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Carolyn Rathjen: Being is the Great Explainer

(for Nicola) I found myself increasingly standing right at the edge of fruition, watching, supporting enthusiastically as someone else played it, said it, wrote...
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Sara Schultz: Smelling the Flowers

I’m dying with happiness. Two babies at once. It will put you over the edge. It will make you feel like a bad mother. It...
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Susan Asher: My Mother and Porn

I’d never thought of my foray into porn as rebellion. If everything’s rebellion, is anything rebellion? “What’s a nice girl like you doing working...
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Rebecca Fish Ewan: The Geography of Motherhood

  The first moment of my motherhood came while I was in an airport shuttle careening through traffic on a Los Angeles freeway, past...
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Jennifer Baum: Incarcerated Uterus

“I took a wrong turn and almost drove into the Holland Tunnel. I saw the police pulling people over to interrogate them. I swung...
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Lori Dewender: The Nest

When a mother’s own childhood trauma comes back to haunt her, love and best intentions can’t always carry the day. While I come up...
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Nina Packebush: Reimagining Juno

How often do the anti-choicers and the pro-choicers, Republicans and Democrats, progressives and conservatives all cheer a movie about teenage pregnancy? When the teenager...