Digging for Meaning in Motherhood

Motherhood, one of life’s greatest teachers, is a wellspring of personal growth, but sometimes we must dig to unearth her lessons. After our children have grown, we may develop a fresh perspective on the joy and heartache of the previous years. Using writing prompts, timed writing exercises, and excerpts from contemporary works of creative nonfiction, participants will mine their memories for their own truths of motherhood. Geared toward empty-nested mothers, but anyone who has mothered a child is welcome. No writing experience necessary.

“Digging for Meaning in Motherhood was a fun and insightful way to hone my thoughts and then share with the other participants. Thanks, Karen, for facilitating such a great discussion!

Amy, a participant

In this Zoom webinar:

You will write a little, reflect a lot, share as much or as little as you’d like.

Your purpose is not to answer the question “What does it mean to be a mother?” but to explore the questions,

  • “What was it like for you as a mother?”
  • “What does or did the experience teach you?”
  • “What are your truths about motherhood?”

You will learn about other mothers’ experiences, and as a result, gain personal insight.

Participants will receive a copy of the webinar slides, a list of self-reflection questions to serve as writing prompts, and a bibliography of recommended reading.

"I so enjoyed the opportunity to reflect on my motherhood experiences. The prompts were creative and thought provoking, and Karen created a supportive environment for the group interaction.”

Deb, a participant

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    Please note: Digging for Meaning classes are scheduled on a rolling basis. Sign-up here to indicate your interest, and I will notify you of upcoming dates!