I’ve started calling myself a Mother Mother in my bios and profiles on social media. I have yet to fully define this new terminology, but I want to share what thoughts have come to mind already in doubling up an already powerful word.
If motherhood is slowing us down, we might find we finally have the time to do what it is we really love with this one, precious life that we get to call our own. The decelerated pace that motherhood brings is honestly a gift that most of us have been told not to open.
In truth, the Mothers Writing Lab has existed long before now, cycling through every season of my mothering journey in one form or another, with a new name each time. Even before bearing a child from my own womb, I immersed myself in the labors of creating and sustaining spaces for mothers to Be, to Feel, to Unravel, to Recover, to Share, to Love, and Be Loved by one another.