In honor of Mother’s Day, and to honor our mothers, Momasphere is launching the My Mother’s Work Project, a national campaign to collect stories about our experiences of OUR working mothers. Whether your mother’s work was in a traditional job outside the home, a less conventional work scenario, or as a homemaker, our observations of our mother’s work ethic, habits and experiences have no doubt played a part in shaping who we are.
The series will not only entertain, but will also illuminate interesting questions of how modeling behavior plays a role in our development, work-life balance, generational changes and a host of issues that most of us have not even begun to explore. As work-life balance, or the lack thereof, and happiness, or the endless pursuit thereof, take center stage for many mothers today, we are dedicating the next few months, and longer if need be, to creating a repository of reflections- happy, sad, sentimental, irreverent- to share with our visitors and stimulate a dialogue. To view a sample submission CLICK HERE.
If you are interested in participating in this project by contributing a 200-600 word piece, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with My Mother’s Work Project in the Subject Line. Within the body of the email, please include your story, title and a short 2-3 sentence bio., including a link to your website if you have one. If you have a photo you would like to share, please attach it as a jpeg (the highest resolution you have), and let us know you’ve done so, though we may opt not to use it. While we appreciate every single submission, we may not be able to publish everyone’s story. Please make sure we have a good way to get in touch with you. We will contact you to let you know if and when your piece will run so you can alert your fans, friends, family and maybe even your mother!!!!