Bramell, Party of Five: What Does Motherhood Mean?

Thursday, February 21, 2013

What Does Motherhood Mean?

Accountability. That's what I need right now.  I am going to put this out there in Internetland so that I have to follow through with it.
The 2013 Listen to Your Mother Show auditions have been announced. I am going to submit an essay for it, as I did last year.  Reject, shmeject. You may remember this post. In a nutshell, people are asked to submit an essay about motherhood or anything about moms; being one or having one.  After submissions come in, the organizers will select some entrants to come to a live audition to read their essays out loud to judges.  Last year, they chose about 15 women to present at the LTYM show at the Walton Arts Center. It's kind of a big deal; they sell tickets and everything.  If you want to know more about it, here is the link to the show's site.
The deadline to enter is next week, which means I better hop to it.  I am a procrastinator, I can't deny it. So, I've been thinking of what I should write.  I have a lot of ideas, but cannot seem to settle on one topic.  I mean, how do you really express what being a mother means?  And besides, look at the material I have to work with---how do I turn all that nutty, exhausting, cursing madness into some sensitive, compelling, "hey, I'm a good mom," feel-good essay? 

In my brainstorming process, I realized that I've never shared (on this blog) my crazy story of going into labor when Big Sister was born.  I mean, doesn't everyone enjoy a good water-breaking- in -public story?  Keep watching for that insane story later this week (maybe tomorrow, if I don't procrastinate).  I promise, you won't be disappointed.


  1. The water breaking in public story sound interesting. Best of luck! Sometimes the more pressure I put on myself to write something, the more I'm blocked.

  2. Go Rhonda Go!! I always love reading your blog & FB posts! As I tell people, being a mom is the best & hardest job EVER! Share all your humor & honesty & the essay will be great!


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