Mamas, Be Kind To One Another

Gentle reminders for mamas everywhere

Megan Minutillo

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Photo by Becca Tapert on Unsplash

Older mamas, younger mamas,
and those who have just had their babe,
mamas who have one kid or two kids
or three or even four,
those who are living in an empty nest
and those who feel like they don’t have
a minute to breathe —
I hope you remember
to be kind to one another.

Be kind to one another when you see
another mama struggling,
or searching for something,
or trying to keep their head above water.

Be kind to one another when you hear
another mama speak her fears aloud,
when they worry that they’re not good enough
or strong enough
or whole enough
to pour into their children.

Be kind to one another when you witness
another mama celebrating her wins
and her tiny victories
and the milestones she’d never thought she’d reach —
she doesn’t need you to infuse doubt
or pessimism
or your negativity at that moment,
she needs you to rejoice alongside her.

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Megan Minutillo

Essayist, poet, and theatre producer. I write stories about self-awareness, IVF, and finding your footing in life’s messy moments. Instagram: @meganminutillo.