Mothering means so much more than just conceiving, birthing, adopting or raising a child. To be a mother can be as simple as loving, protecting, teaching, comforting, supporting and caring for another human being. Anthropologically and biologically women as a gender are wired to nurture others, develop and maintain relationships. But more than that, as a Christian, I believe woman are also divinely created to do these things. Young, old, single, married, related or not and across different races, all women were created by God to be mothers in some way. We were made to mother.
Aside from your own biological mother, who you are has been shaped by a myriad of different relationships with other women…the caring babysitter or nanny, a favorite aunt, your grandmother, an older mentor. And each of these, along with the circumstances of your life and the people you have encountered over time have led you on your own journey to motherhood as the mentor, teacher, parent or friend you are today.
Every woman, every mother, regardless of biological kinship, nurtures others in her own, unique way and has a powerful story to tell. We all have different stories about the women who have mothered us and how we, as mothers ourselves, have cared for others. Made to Mother® shares those stories.
The Made to Mother® (M2M) Project is dedicated to encouraging, supporting and inspiring women by sharing their diverse stories of motherhood, however they may look.
Do you have a story about motherhood you would like to share, possibly even publish? If so, I would love to hear from you about it! Please use this form to contact me. You can help create a useful and supportive resource for other mothers out there by sharing your story and mothering experiences!