A recurring theme in the blogs I read this week (or two), revelations about what your own experience of being mothered has done to your mothering experience. Because Motherhood Sucks writes about her mother, who suffered from depression.
"The Million Dollar Question" - Mo' P'ease
Being pregnant, and coming up on the arrival of our third child.... these are questions that sort of plague me. I don't know yet what labor is going to be like. I don't know what the exact outcome is going to be. I just plain don't know what's going to happen. And I don't know if I'm going to feel "done," either. I don't know if I'll ever have that feeling.
"Mother's Day Secrets" - PostSecret
I love PostSecret. 'Nuff said.
"An Open Letter to President Obama" - Kathryn Hamm
A gay mom on her reaction to the President's support for same sex marriage.
"Are You Mom Enough?" - Confessions of a Stay At Home Mom
I'm sure you've all seen the Time cover. You know what this is in reference to. And yes, I'm mom enough. And yes, you're mom enough. We are all mom enough.
"Join Together" - Try Defying Gravity
A testament to the power of good that social media can do. A wonderful example for all of us- we can be doing so much more with all of this interconnectivity than we usually do- we can use our power for good.
"On Motherhood" - Down Wit DAT
A "Twin Mom" and "Special Needs Mom" writes about the meaning of motherhood, of any sort.
"What Kind of Mother Are You?" - Conception Deception
I'm also a middle child. And I also have doubts, and do things I never anticipated doing as a mother. And I also know how good it is to get a little bit of encouragement and support once in a while... particularly from unlikely sources.