Bonus: Birth and Body in a Pandemic

In this bonus episode I learn from Carly Dothsuk, living in rural Western Kentucky, about what it's like being 8 months pregnant during this COVID-19 pandemic, and how she is preparing for her hospital birth. She speaks candidly about her mental health struggles early in pregnancy and why she is striving not to obsess over… Continue reading Bonus: Birth and Body in a Pandemic

Bonus: Newborns and breastfeeding

In this bonus episode, we hear from three mothers of newborns on their experiences with breastfeeding. If you're expecting, some things you'll hear them say may surprise you. And if you've gone through this process, you'll likely be nodding your head in agreement. These moms have some really great insight into how to deal with… Continue reading Bonus: Newborns and breastfeeding

Intertwined and Metamorphosed

Nine mothers from Season 1 This is the closing episode for Season 1 of this project. I have recapped , in an audio essay, some of my own experience with the transformational power of becoming a mother. Nine women have offered their stories of growth and transformation to me this season and I am most… Continue reading Intertwined and Metamorphosed

18 Months of Motherhood, Vanessa LoBue

Author and research psychologist Venessa LoBue In this episode I speak with Associate Professor of Psychology and Child Development Specialist Venessa LoBue and get some of the back story to her book 9 Months In 9 Months Out. She talks about being in a profession where studying other people's kids for her research made her… Continue reading 18 Months of Motherhood, Vanessa LoBue

Black Unicorns: Beginning, Jessica Hill

Jessica standing in front of her triptych at the Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice. In this episode I speak with West Georgia alumna, and mom of three, Jessica Hill about her ongoing struggle with shaping her career while birthing and raising three kids. Jessica's story does not follow the beaten path. In… Continue reading Black Unicorns: Beginning, Jessica Hill

Godsmacked! JoLynne Polichette

JoLynne's business image from her website. In this episode JoLynne describes how the trauma of her first birth experience coupled with the empowerment of her second catapulted her into a career as a birth doula. She has also been an activist for policy change in Kentucky by serving on various committees and boards and has… Continue reading Godsmacked! JoLynne Polichette

Bringing Up Baby, Brooke Smart

Brooke holding several of her original watercolors from the Bringing Up Baby Series In this episode, Brooke opens up about how the failure of her marriage in the first year of her daughter's life gave her the courage and tenacity to launch herself into a new career. Through a commitment to the 100 days project… Continue reading Bringing Up Baby, Brooke Smart

…all this time in the middle? Stacy Dacheux

Stacy's profile shot from her website, sitting in her art nouveau living room. In this episode I speak with Stacy Elaine Dacheux, an LA artist and relatively new mom. Her work reaches deep into an internal well of emotional responsiveness to produce poetic recordings of various moments of her life. In this episode, she reflects… Continue reading …all this time in the middle? Stacy Dacheux

I Contain Multitudes, Annie Campbell

Annie with her work "Downstream" at the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts Conference Annie is a ceramicist and professor at Auburn University. She has a very unique experience with becoming a mother, as her son was diagnosed with a rare brain condition shortly after his birth. In this episode we retrace the… Continue reading I Contain Multitudes, Annie Campbell