A guest essay by Megan Pillow
Wonderful, true, and moving essay. I feel this so hard: “… it is no harder and no different than when I was married; in fact, it’s often easier now, because I make my own decisions and have a say in how I spend my time. It is freeing and yes, sometimes it’s lonely, but it isn’t anywhere near as lonely as before. There is tremendous power in knowing I can do this life, in knowing there are other single moms out there getting it done just like me, in knowing we can all help each other.“
absolutely great. the things that i didn't know about mother's day are now inspiring me to act. i'll make donations tomorrow to good causes and encourage all the other moms in my life to do the same. thank you, thank you!
This was phenomenal. Thank you Megan.
Your comment about Heather Armstrong (who I also followed) broke my heart considering her suicide this week.
These are the stories we need to hear and which so often get lost in the mawkishness of this holiday. Thank you, Megan, for your vulnerability and honesty. Thanks, Lyz, for helping her story be told.
Happy Mother's Day to all who have a child who loves them.
As a mother of the four legged variety, I have always felt left out of Mother's Day. With this beautifully articulate piece on the true Mothers Day, I feel included and will make my contribution as a member of a very strong and not silent sisterhood. Thank you!
So fucking good
The best essay on Mother’s Day I have read
Thank you, this was a great read and so inspiring.
So glad to live in the same city as Megan. Louisville needs as many like her as we can get. I've never had a maternal instict and that has worked well for my selfish, sloth-like self. But to all the moms out there, thank you for not being like me.
Megan, I believe your own fierceness and educated insight will help to make moms and Louisville a better place. Hope to hear more about you and from you, in our little corner of the world.
Love this piece! Thank you for sharing it. So many truths and I especially love the history of Mother's Day before it became a Hallmark holiday.
Thank you, Megan. I needed this booster shot today! ❤️
Wow. A whole new perspective on Mother's day that sounds like something women would create and do. We need to bring it back.