When I first had children I became obsessed with other mothers. I began this blog when my first baby was ten weeks old and read other mothery blogs with vigour. I wanted to know what time they went to bed, how they got their babies to sleep, what they ate, what they wore, what they did when they got up in the morning, how they managed their day, what they thought about reading, health, life, how they balanced work and motherhood, where they lived… Now I’m mother to three girls and my intrigue hasn’t dampened.
This interview series was borne from years of wanting more, wanting conversations with my friends to last for hours longer, to get to the bottom of the isolation I have felt, at times, on this path. In the dark hours of the night, when I paced the house with a tiny, tearful baby, I would often calm myself with thoughts of all the other mothers who were also up in the dark, with nothing but their crying baby, the stickiness of milk and hormones and tears, and the deepness of the night to keep them company. I know plenty of fathers do this too and by writing this I am not meaning to deny the part they have to play. But there’s something deeply biologically feminine about wanting company, wanting community, want to commune with other mothers.
So here is a dip into the ocean of Australian mothers who, like you, are day after day after day mothering.
Welcome to everyday: mother.
A place to hear about other mother’s daily rhythms, their thoughts on balance and parenting roles, creative pursuits, raising children in an environmentally unstable world and more.
I’m currently in the process of interviewing mothers for this series. If you’d like to receive everyday: mother to your inbox, please subscribe here. If you think you’ve got something to say about the daily ins and outs of motherhood drop me an email at hellolucybain [at] gmail [dot] com.