We are looking for evocative first-person narratives that have a unique focus, or take a novel angle, on a slice of the parenting experience. We are open to a range of styles and tones: the only requirement is that the essay works on its own terms—be it lyrical, humorous, research-oriented, etc—and conveys something fundamental about its writer. Up to 1,200 words. Completed essays only.

Examples include: 
What we neglect when the children are young
The irreconcilable dreams of a working mother
The blurred boundaries of mothering an addict

For time-sensitive pieces, email us directly at motherwellmag@gmail.com, with the word "timely" in all caps in the subject line.