Motherhood and Waiting: An Essay Series at Motherwell


Motherhood and Waiting is a collection of writing that explores the act and process of waiting as a parent and parent-to-be. Published at Motherwell, the series was inspired by Belle Boggs’ The Art of Waiting, a memoir on fertility, medicine, and motherhood. Here are excerpts from the essays in the series.

From Boys to Men

Lisa Romeo muses on watching her sons grow and blossom into young adults.

You wait to find out if everything you waited through before, all the years of doing and hoping, praying and sculpting — you wait to see it if worked, if it did any good, any good at all. You are waiting to find out: did you make a good person, a decent adult human? Did each of those boys become the men you were waiting to meet? You wait to find out if the adults you and your good husband…

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*Waits till half 9 so I can sleep*

Me: Ah yes, sleep now


Me: No sleep now.

Brain: We haven’t been on the laptop yet let’s laptop for hours

Me: 😑


Me: Fgs

Apple Roses


Whenever my grandma comes to visit I love taking her on Pinterest and getting inspired together for some weekend projects while she is in town. I have even started a whole board for each of my grandparents so I have some ideas ready and waiting for each visit. This past visit as Gram and I were bopping about Pinterest she gasped when her eyes fell upon an images of Apple slices rolled and baked to look like roses. Her mind was instantly made up that this was the perfect baking project for us. The recipe was straightforward enough and with a few minor adjustments we made the perfect fall dessert for family dinner that evening.



  • 2 frozen puff pastry sheet, thawed
  • 2 Honeycrisp Apples
  • Half  lemon, juice
  • 1 tablespoon of flour, to sprinkle the counter
  • 3 tablespoons of apricot preserve
  • cinnamon  sugar
  • powder sugar for decorating



  1. Thaw the…

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