Our ever growing list of resources to support your mothering and making
Since MWM welcomes ALL mothers, for the most part the below resources are not the kind that tell you how to mother – that is up to you. They are books that support you to value what you are doing better.
First of all, the inspirations for MWM….in part it originated from these books, these women and these intiatives:
What Mothers Do, Especially When It Looks Like Nothing - by Naomi Stadlen
The Rainbow Way, Cultivating Creativity In The Midst of Motherhood - by Lucy Pearce
The amazing La Leche League, an international organization supporting and promoting breastfeeding, also shaped by peer-support, that began when a small group of women talked to one another at a picnic.
There are many other books that we have found inspiring along the way…
The Gardener and The Carpenter by Alison Gopnik – a book about how new the use of ‘parenting’ as a verb is, and with it the dangers of feeling like there is a ‘right way’ to do it.
Mama: Love, Motherhood and Revolution – a wonderful and stirring read for all mothers, by Antonella Gambotto Burke
The Artist’s Way for Parents - by Julia Cameron
Tea and Toast: Poems for New Mums - by Anna Bosworth
If there are other books or resources that have supported you and that you would like to see shared here please let us know. You can email us at email@example.com
Resources and references for creative mothers:
The Wonderful Artist in Residence in Motherhood programme
PIPA. Parents in the Performing Arts: A campaign group working for better working conditions for carers in the theatre sector
Procreate: a project to support artist-mothers
MOTHERWORKS: a platform for a range of perspectives on maternal mental health and our experience of motherhood.
Raising Films. Working to support families in the film industry
Companies with family-friendly practices:
Aboo Theatre - based in Manchester
In Our Hands Theatre - based in Bristol
Les Femmes Ridicule -based in Manchester
Notnow Collective - in Birmingham
Prams in the Hall - in London
The Institute for the Art and Practice of Dissent at Home - Lena Simic in Liverpool
If you have a resource or company that you would like to see added to this list please get in touch: firstname.lastname@example.org