We are currently looking for one types of story: inspiring essays from real moms like you. 

MotherlyStories are first person essays: 700-900 word stories, reflecting on the insights and issues you’ve experienced in motherhood—and the wisdom you’ve gained along the way. They address a specific pain point of mom life that you have been through or are going through right now, like why co-sleeping works for your family or how you survived life in the NICU or words of encouragement to other mamas on their most frazzled days. They help women realize they’re not alone, and they never judge. They inspire other mamas with stories of meaning, hope and a realization that, “you’ve got this.” 

MotherlyStories appear on our site, our social media channels, or could even be turned into a video.

We can't wait to hear from you!

Over the past couple of months, we've received a larger number of submissions than normal so we're working our way through them to ensure we have time to review each piece. You'll be notified either way once an editor gets to your submission. Please allow four to six weeks to hear back on a submission. 

By submitting your article, you acknowledge that you have read and agree to these terms of use.

Motherly Stories are first person, 500-1000 word stories, reflecting on the insights and issues you’ve experienced in motherhood—and the wisdom you’ve gained along the way. They also help other women realize they’re not alone. Motherly Stories don’t judge. Instead, they inspire other mamas with stories of meaning, hope and a realization that, “you’ve got this.”

Some example of great Motherly Stories—

Share your Motherly moments with us! Submit your videos of the sweet, heartwarming, hilarious and unglamorous parts of motherhood. We love placing our community's authentic clips in our content. 

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