Motherhood pt. 1

THERE ARE A LOT OF MIRACLES THAT HAVE TO HAPPEN FOR LIFE TO ENTER THIS WORLD, TO MAKE IT THROUGH THIS PROCESS, AND FOR THE MOTHER TO SURVIVE THAT WHOLE PROCESS TOO. A LOT OF MIRACLES HAVE TO HAPPEN.

AS WE ALL KNOW, MOTHERHOOD HAS BECOME SUCH A LARGE PART OF BOTH OF OUR LIVES. WE’VE GOT MOTHER’S DAY COMING UP TO DATE. WHY NOT HONOR OUR EXPERIENCES AND THE MOTHERS WE LOVE IN OUR LIVES?

AS FRIENDS, WE HAVE GONE INTO EVERY SECTOR OF MOTHERHOOD FROM THE DOWN AND DIRTY TO THE BEAUTIFUL AND TRANSCENDENT. IN TODAY’S EPISODE, WE WILL TALK ABOUT OUR BEAUTIFUL CHILDREN, ALL OF WHOM HAVE TRANSFORMED OUR WORLDS AND ENRICHED OUR LIVED EXPERIENCES AS WOMEN.

DISCLAIMER: WE WILL BE CANDIDLY DISCUSSING PREGNANCY AND PREGNANCY LOSS. SHOULD ANY OF THESE THINGS BE TRIGGERING TO YOU AT THIS TIME, PLEASE FEEL FREE TO SIT THIS EPISODE OUT.

in this episode:

[2:30] ASHA AND KESHIIA TELL US ABOUT THEIR MOMS AND THEIR LIFE EXPERIENCES WITH THEM.

[11:08] THE EVOLUTION OF OUR RELATIONSHIP WITH OUR MOMS.

[14:49] THE IDEA THAT YOUR CHILDREN ARE NOT YOUR CHILDREN.

[17:48] THE LOGIC OF A TODDLER.

[19:27] DISCIPLINE HAS GOTTEN BETTER WITH EACH GENERATION.

[23:22] THE PLETHORA OF INFORMATIONAL SOURCES ON THE INTERNET AND UNSOLICITED ADVICE.

[29:22] THIS ABILITY TO JUST KNOW WHAT TO DO LIKE CALM YOUR BABY AND DEVELOP DIFFERENT THINGS.

[31:15] “IT’LL BE REALLY INTERESTING TO SEE WHAT OUR KIDS PICK UP FROM US.” – KESHIIA

[32:46] DURING PREGNANCY, OUR BODIES SOMETIMES SHOW US THAT WE DON’T A LEVEL OF CONTROL OVER THEM.

[39:57] YOU ALWAYS HAVE THESE ASSUMPTIONS OF HOW LIFE IS GOING TO GO AND ABOUT YOUR BODY’S STRENGTH.

[42:02] WHEN IT’S YOUR FIRST BABY, THERE IS ALWAYS THIS ELEMENT OF NOT REALLY KNOWING.

[44:12] WHAT IS THE MOST HELPFUL REACTION OR RESPONSE FROM PEOPLE TO A WOMAN WHO HAS GONE THROUGH A MISCARRIAGE? WHAT IS NOT AS PRODUCTIVE?

[50:01] LET’S TALK ABOUT THE COMMUNITY OF PEOPLE THAT ARE EXPERIENCING PREGNANCY LOSSES.

[53:01] “THERE ARE A LOT OF MIRACLES THAT HAVE TO HAPPEN FOR A LIFE TO ENTER THIS WORLD.” – ASHA

[56:15] IT’S WILD THAT WOMEN DON’T KNOW HOW TO TRACK THEIR PATTERNS.

[57:32] MENSTRUATION IS A SYMBOL OF HEALTH AND FEMININITY.

[01:01:59] GIRLS SHOULD BE FREE TO HAVE THEIR SENSE OF SEXUALITY AND NOT BE ASHAMED OF THEIR PERIODS.

[01:04:11] WHEN GENERATIONAL TRAUMA COMES INTO PLAY.

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