We are currently looking for two types of stories—inspiring essays from real moms like you, and expert columns.
MotherlyStories are first person, 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’re cool like that.) Instead, 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.
Expert columns share tips from (you guessed it!) credentialed experts on a topic. You draw from your experience as well as evidenced-backed research to give new mamas actionable tips and encouragement.
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.
Motherly will compensate the contributor after two pieces have been published on Motherly from the contributor in order to make sure their voice and style aligns with Motherly’s voice and style. Motherly will pay the contributor a contribution fee of fifty dollars per work accepted by and published by Motherly, payable upon invoice after publication. Such payment is due only with respect to the initial publication of a work and not for any subsequent publications of any kind.
Motherly is looking for best-in-class experts to join our growing Expert Panel!
If selected as a panel expert, the opportunities to represent Motherly are plentiful: from writing and speaking opportunities, to brand partner collaborations and class hosting. We’re looking for credentialed experts who support our mission to provide women with more support and less judgment during the incredible journey of motherhood.
Motherly—a lifestyle parenting brand redefining motherhood on behalf of a new generation of mothers—is expanding!
The only positive, encouraging parenting site reaching and influencing Millennial moms at scale, Motherly connects with her when she is looking for and absorbing more information, products and services than during any other life transition. With 30M+ multi-platform unique audience viewers each month, the brand supports mamas through their entire parenthood journey, delivering women-centric content that addresses her whole lifestyle through thousands of articles, images, videos, and classes.
Our primary needs are within the following areas of expertise:
- Nutrition (pre-pregnancy through postpartum, and baby)
- Yoga/fitness (pre-pregnancy through postpartum)
- Parenting/Positive parenting
- Mental health and wellness
- Decluttering/ minimalism
Members of our Expert Panel will work closely with our Digital Education Editor regarding content development within your area of expertise. This may include:
- Weekly article content contributions
- Online class curriculum development and instruction (including digital interactions with people taking the classes)
- Social Media live events (Q+A’s, etc.)
- Possible participation in IRL Motherly events
- Possible participation in branded campaigns as they pertain to your expertise
Our ideal expert panel members will have:
- Experience and appropriate credentials within their area of expertise
- Excellent writing and speaking skills, both online and in person
- Hustle and ability to hang in our fast-paced #startup biz
- Motherly’s core value of supporting women in a non-judgmental, friendly, uplifting way
The Motherly Expert Panel members are contractors who will be compensated for the content provided.
Items needed to apply:
- Cover letter explaining why YOU are the perfect expert for us!
- Links to website and social media platforms
- 2-3 writing samples
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. (They’re cool like that.) Instead, they inspire other mamas with stories of meaning, hope and a realization that, “you’ve got this.”
Some example of great Motherly Stories—
Are you an expert?
We collaborate with pediatricians, stylists, teachers, child development experts, nutritionists, career coaches, family therapists, interior designers (and more!) to bring research-backed, evidence-based ideas + inspiration to our audience. If you're an expert with a full stack of credentials and great ideas, our mamas are looking for you! Write for Motherly + reach our amazing community of mothers.
Examples of expert columns—
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.