Mothering has been there for me since before the internet, and before I ever had children.
Mothering taught me what kind of mama I wanted to be ever since I was a little girl, reading the magazine at my auntie's house as she nursed her babies and held them close.
Mothering is where I go for support, and resources, and community.
When we were looking for a community of AP queer parents, I came here. When we were dealing with infertility, I came here. When we were finally pregnant, I came here. When birth was imminent, I camped out here. When my babies were born, I came here. When I struggled with breastfeeding, I came here. Now that we are homeschooling, I'm here for that too. I have friends here, and confidants. I am a better mother, thanks to Mothering. I am the mother I've always wanted to be!
ps. This photo hangs in our kitchen, above the table where we spend so much time, learning, cooking, crafting, talking. I love it. It's of my partner and my kids, last year in Mal Pais, Costa Rica. We love traveling and being together, and sharing the world with our kids. The drawings were done by my 4yo, of our family. I'm the one with glasses. And the baby has a frown because he's been sick. The figures were the decorations on my DP's birthday cake recently.