Teenagers’ actions touch everyone’s lives

HE SAYS THAT ALL HIS MOM DOES is cry and that his parents won’t look at him. This breaks my heart. I have compassion and sympathy for the kid who lent his parents’ van to an improperly licensed driver after a party at his home. The driver, possibly under the influence of weed, if his … Continue reading

Confessions of a Reluctant Hockey Mom

This piece was written by one of our readers, Karen. Karen writes with honesty about her experience as a hockey mum for the last ten years, and all the emotions that come with this role. You can read more of Karen’s writing at her blog Post Departum Depression. I am writing this piece as a kind … Continue reading

Looking for mothers to write a short piece for Mother Ink.

Hi everyone. We are currently looking for new material for Mother Ink. If you are a parent, and have a story you would like to share that relates to parenting, please comment below or email zanni.arnot@gmail.com. All experiences and styles of writing are welcome! We are trying to create an archive of mothering experiences, and … Continue reading

A Love of Mothering…

This is Belinda’s beautiful account of being a mother of three. She has graciously accepted the ups and downs of being a parent, and sees mothering as a gift. Belinda lives near Newcastle, NSW and is expecting her fourth baby later this year. I am a firm believer that there is never going to be … Continue reading

Birth Beyond Hollywood

One of my favourite bloggers, Park Confessional, has very recently given birth to her second child. Her birth was a profound and beautiful experience…two times lucky. This piece featured recently on Park Confessional. If you would like to read more from her blog, you won’t be disappointed. Please say hello from Mother Ink. The Day … Continue reading

Motherwriter

Karina is writing her PhD and has two children. She also writes a blog karinaquinn.wordpress.com. Karina shares her experiences about how she manages and struggles with her two obligations and loves – her children and her writing.  Thank you Karina for sharing this beautiful piece of writing with Mother Ink. I finished my chapter (for now) … Continue reading

The night of Birthing my second child, my baby boy

Mel lives in regional NSW, and has recently birthed her second baby, a boy. Mel shares this beautiful piece about the labour. I love her for it…her words carry the strength I can imagine she felt that night. My pre-labour contractions are mild but very frequent. I want to stay home. A green tree frog … Continue reading

Mother’s Group ~ a social necessity?

This post is written by Melissa, who came across Mother Ink. recently. Melissa used to be state retail manager of Mimco. She now the mother of  one little boy. Melissa came to writing about her experiences of motherhood because she felt isolated and lonely. She needed to share her experiences. This is a beautiful piece … Continue reading

A hard beginning

Lucy lives in country northern NSW Australia, and faced many challenges during her first months as a mother. But during this time, Lucy learnt a lot about herself, and her own limitations. This is Lucy’s story about becoming a mother. During my labour, I learnt a lot about my limits. I had great support people, … Continue reading

A Balinese mother’s story

This is Ony, who lives in Ubud, Bali. She works as a waitress at a cafe, and has one baby – a boy, who is now seven months old. Ony shares her reflections on her life as a mother – her joys, and the challenges she has faced. When I was 26 years old, I … Continue reading