We all know how isolating motherhood can be, even in a close-knit town like Petaluma. The only way we survive it is together, in community with one another.
MOTHERHOOD AND GRIEF
The loss of a loved one is a blow that can take years to recover from. How do we process our grief while also remaining the parents we strive to be? How do we have honest conversations with our children about the feelings of mourning that can be hard to hide? How do we keep one foot in front of the other when we feel like we are drowning? If you have experienced grief, you know these feelings all too well. During this session we will hold space for parents and caregivers to mourn and to examine some of the stickier aspects of being a grieving human.
11/19/2023 from 5:30-8:30 pm Register!
MOTHERHOOD AND CREATIVITY
As parents, we often have to put our desires on the back burner. It is something we hope is temporary, but can leave a yearning for the ability to be creative outside of our relationship with our children. How do we carve out time for things we often deem less important than the task of childrearing, and what can be gained from doing so? How do we allow mothering to be a thing we do, a PART of us, instead of eclipsing the other parts and becoming ALL we do and ALL we are?
MOTHERHOOD AND THE BODY
Fuckin bodies, man. You just throw shot after shot after shot down your throat in your 20s, have babies, find a home, and then you throw your back out and its all over. But how can I be expected to upkeep this meatsack when these children I birthed refuse to give me a second to stretch or strengthen? I’m falling apart and I am too young to fall apart. Jessica Musallam has every single solution for this.
We hope you can join us for all or one of these amazing group discussions!