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Expressing Motherhood

It’s messy. It’s fun. It’s gross. It’s having your heart live outside of your body, and sending it out into the world. It’s every strong emotion you’ve ever felt combined with your intuition on steroids. It’s like an all-nighter with your drunken roommate. It’s yoga pants and lattes. It’s a love that is indescribable. It’s three cans of dry shampoo and a top knot. It’s a third trip to Target in one day because you keep forgetting stuff. It’s the road trips and play dates. It’s the cuddles and tantrums. It’s the owies and boo-boos. It’s back-to-back episodes of Octonauts so you can get stuff done around the house. We call it “Motherhood,” but it is all these things and more. Welcome to this terrifyingly beautiful life! 

Our bond as moms is unlike any other. The things that bond us are stronger than anything that divides us. We have much more in common than we realize. Even though everyone has their own story and journey, all our paths intersect on the corner of ‘love and chaos.’ Ten years ago, expectant moms Lindsay Kavet and Jessica Cribbs, created a show called Expressing Motherhood in Los Angeles. Unlike anything seen before, it gave a strong voice to motherhood through spoken word, written word, music and video. It features real people, telling honest and raw stories that will make you laugh, cry, and maybe both at the same time. Due to the impact of this show, the creators took it to New York in 2008 and performed it off-off Broadway to sold-out audiences. This show has had almost four-hundred performers and sold tickets to over ten thousand people. 

Continue reading at Portland Moms Blog!

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About the Author:

Textbook extrovert. If there’s a stage, Jenny wants to be on it; whether it’s singing in church, doing stand-up comedy or acting. She has recently joined a cult called LuLaRoe. Her husband, David, is deeply concerned. Jenny and David, a pastor, are recently celebrating eighteen years of marriage. After years of infertility, they became adoptive parents of two year old twin boys in 2014. They’ve never been happier or more exhausted. Every day is an adventure. Jenny blogs at thefivestages.wordpress.com and has a regular feature in Tualatin Life newspaper called Everyday Heroes to celebrate those serving our community. She and her husband started a clothing line based on their story and you can check it out at bottlecapbadge.com. There’s nothing we can’t do with a little bit of love and a whole lot of caffeine.

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