By choice I became a mother without a job, a mother whose life’s work is solely raising my children. Yet I don’t feel like a “working mother” (whose job it is to raise her child). Now that I’ve left the world of work I feel that I aIMG_9393m finally what I have wanted to be: a living mother. I hope my writing, photos, and stories will help those who are striving to be living mothers (whether with a job or not) and mothers who are making the best lives for themselves and their families.

I was a public defender for 3 years, and then a policy analyst for 5 (for the state’s child welfare administration agency). I loved my work in those capacities, but always felt that in our cultural construct of working life I had to miss out on so much in my personal life. I believe that given more freedom our awakened social consciousness could achieve so much more.

I live in Madison, Wisconsin, with my husband Scott and our two daughters (ages 5 and 2).


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