Milk & Ink
A Mosaic of Motherhood
Creating a Template of Possibility for Our Children
We are a charity project created out of the belief that starting with small acts of generosity and the wealth of relationships we can make changes and help others. While the Milk & Ink anthology focuses on the experience of motherhood, we also hope that the stories speak to fathers, daughters, and sons. It is an anthology about our experiences of family, beginning with the mother. Many women find that motherhood challenges them with a scale of extremes – love and terror, joy and frustration, inspiration and exhaustion. They discover that to have a child means to live with their hearts outside of their bodies. It also means navigating what can feel like a great divide between caring for their children and caring for themselves as individuals. They struggle to find balance between attentive parenting and the pursuit of their individual dreams. We believe that a mother’s achievements serve as a template of possibility for our children's lives. If there’s one prime lesson a woman learns when she becomes a mother it’s that she won’t make it very far through these challenges without the support of other mothers. This anthology, not only in its stories, but in its creation and promotion, seeks to acknowledge the need we have for one another.
Format: 5.5 x 8.5 Black & White Paperback, 192 pages
Publisher: Outskirts Press (Oct 12, 2010)
Genre: FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS / Parenting / Child Rearing