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<i>[Admin note: Post placed with approval ~Cynthia]</i><br><br>
a request for moms out there...<br>
hello. i've only posted a couple things before, but i though that this might be a good place to throw out an idea/thoughts that i had to get some feed back...<br><br>
i am, first and always a mom. i love my dd very very much, and have really felt the joys and challenges of guiding her through the first year of her life...<br><br>
i am, second a partner to my dh- who continues to challenge oppression, violence and gender roles right along side me.<br><br>
i am, third, (though it is my passion) a domestic violence advocate- though most of my work is actually in prevention in the schools around dating abuse/media literacy and gender violence.<br><br>
knowing all of that-- i have this buring desire to collect stories from mothers- mothers from all of the world- stories of joy, saddness, fear, anger, love, passion, being a working mom, being a stay at home mom, etc. I have learned so much from other moms. Sometimes it's been easy to connect and sometimes it's been harder, but in the end-- it's apparent that all of our stories are so valuable- so much can be learned from each other. I also believe that mothers get the short end of the stick all too often and i feel that by compiling their words (into hopefully a book!!) others can share in their lives and begin to understand the complexities of being a mom...<br><br>
so, long request short-- would you be interested in sharing stories (confidentially) to contribute to a book-vision to celebrate motherhood in all it's ups and downs? I have a very simple outline for this project, but really anything you have to share would be wonderful and I am also interested in suggestions for topic ideas (though i would like to keep them broad).<br><br>
please reply either through this thread, PM or email. (for any questions, too!)<br><br>
in peace,
 

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I would love to share with you...just let me know where, when and how long...<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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Same here! I love to write when I can and think this is a great way to motivate me and share my mothering experiences. Thanks for the offer!
 

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Count me in, I have so much to tell being a military wife and a mom of three means most of it's done alone. As the saying goes "it's not just a job, it's an adventure!"
 

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Might have something that would fit the bill...it's a journal entry I'm thinking of expanding. Keep me posted.<br><br>
Mia
 

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I would love to be a part of this...keep us posted!<br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> Debi
 

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i too would be interested!!<br><br>
love my babies and have many stories to share. are you looking for philosophies, factual stories, poems, advice?<br><br>
have you read <span style="text-decoration:underline;">MOTHER NATURE</span> ? If so are you planning a book in that style?
 

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I would like to be included. As an ap mom of three, and a domestic violence survivor, I feel I could share many stories with you. Please feel free to PM me if you'd like to talk. It is very healing to write about my life, good and bad.. my journal has been a Godsend to me.
 
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