A request for moms with a story to tell (I’m lookin’ at you, NaBloPoMoers and Yeah Writers)

As many of you already know, I am a two-timer. I have another blog besides It’s Dilovely – a blog called MotherGather, where I collect birth stories. I was inspired to start this community when I had my first child and realized how important birth and its stories are: real, unsanitized, passionate accounts of what are, for many women, the most intense and life-changing experiences we have.

Some of you have already contributed at least one story, for which I am exceedingly grateful. Your stories are amazing, genuine, unique, full of truth and love. Some of you wrote the stories yourselves and sent them to me, and some of you spent time telling me your stories while I tried to capture your voice as best I could. Some of you are working on your stories right now. 🙂

Today, I’m putting out an official request for more stories. I am always looking for new ones. One of the reasons I ask now is that it’s NaBloPoMo (National Blog Posting Month), a chance for bloggers to prove their mettle by writing every day of the month, and through BlogHer I’ve been perusing many an awesome blog these last two weeks. I’ve been enjoying the writers on the grid at Yeah Write, a community of “writers who blog and bloggers who write” – people who love writing, who do it because it brings them joy and satisfies a need for a creative outlet. Many of these bloggers are also mothers.

Dear Mom-NaBloPoMoers and and Mom-Yeah-Writers, I would be honoured if you would consider contributing your birth story to MotherGather. I would be thrilled to share your stories, linking back to your blog if you like. Please take a look at the Share Your Story page and think about it (and of course if you want to wait until after November is over, there’s no rush!).

And if you don’t think you are a writer, but want to share your story, please contact me at itsdilovely(at)gmail(dot)com. We will make it happen.

I can’t wait to hear from you!





8 thoughts on “A request for moms with a story to tell (I’m lookin’ at you, NaBloPoMoers and Yeah Writers)

  1. Julianne says:

    I promise you, when I have a birth story to share, I will share it with you. It may take a couple more years though.

    • diblog says:

      Erin, your story is so heartrendingly beautiful… Would you give your permission for me to re-publish it on MotherGather and link back to the original?

  2. malia says:

    thanks! I have not published my birth story yet, but I will get to writing about it some day. I love that idea, and will most likely contribute mine when I get around to writing it! 🙂

    • diblog says:

      malia, I hope so! Thank you. I find it’s a really satisfying process to write down a birth story – as if they NEED to be let out and shared.

  3. Julia says:

    I love this idea. I actually started my blog to share my birth story, which was traumatic and hard, and have STILL not found the words or emotional strength to write it. My son is 3 years old. Maybe with your encouragement I will finally find a way to write it.
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    • diblog says:

      Julia, I hope you will. I have talked to quite a few moms who have had traumatic birth experiences, but in a way, those seem to be the stories that are the most beneficial to be written… it can be very cathartic. Like war stories. I know you can do it, since you’ve done the even harder part already… but there’s no hurry.

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