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Loving this new guest #MomList from Charity Blansit in Barcelona. I also had #hypothyroidism in my last pregnancy and had to take a pill with lots of water every morning and wait those blasted 30 minutes before consuming food. Also Charity wrote this in her dream journal when she woke up. #MomLists in the morning! Follow her IG @somanyprojects .
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😂 Pretty much!

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17 months old. Anyone else have naptime-induced panic? Where you're like OMG, which of the 759 things I have to do should I choose to do right now?!? Then you look at pics of Megan's dress and eat chocolate chips while standing in the kitchen. #royalwedding #naptime #chocolatechips #meganandharry #honestmotherhood #momlife #sleeping #todo #neverendingtodolist #momlists #momlist

I LOVE your guest lists, you guys! It's so fun to hear other experiences. To see where my own experience overlaps and where it diverges. This week's gorgeous guest list is by my writer friend Ellen about her 15-year-old son. I feel like I'm looking right into my future and I'm crying!! I love how much tenderness the writer feels for almost-a-man son. This list is 2 pics so make sure to swipe to read all the way to the end.
Ellen is a mom, a writer, and a nonprofit CEO. In that order. And sometimes all at once. .
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Psyched to be featured on @mothermakers. I love the work they're doing. Here's the #MomList they published. An oldie and a goodie. Perfect for a Monday morning that is also a post-Mother's Day back to work reality check. Also, was reminded of that great Mother's Day essay that made the rounds last year "Brunch Me in the Fucking Face" by @katelevkoff. .
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We are delighted to reprint this @momlists lists in our new peephole section of our blog. We love Minna’s work which makes us laugh and cry in equal measures. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
About:

Minna Dubin is a writer, performer, and educator in Berkeley, California. She is the founder of #MomLists, a literary public art project, which she is working on turning into a book. Her writing has been featured in Parents Magazine, Huffington Post, MUTHA Magazine, The Forward, and various literary magazines and anthologies. When not chasing her children in circles around the dining room table, she is eating chocolate in the bathroom while texting. You can follow her lists about motherhood here:

Instagram: @momlists

Facebook: facebook.com/momlists

Tumblr: momlists.tumblr.com
The Relentlessness of Morning was first posted on a bulletin board at a San Francisco grocery store called Falletti Foods @fallettifoods.
MomLists’ was then published on social media (Tumblr, Twitter, Instagram and Facebook) on October 4th, 2016. #momslists #relentless #relentlessmornings #realityofmotherhood #everyday #stillsurviving #peephole #mothermakersblog #mothermakers #motherartists #artistsmothers #mom #list

Such a pleasure to interview Minna Dubin of @momlists and find out more about this powerful three year guerrilla art project! What better way to celebrate #mothersday than to celebrate a beautiful and powerful portrayal of #honestmotherhood by an inspirational #artistmother 💖
Read the full interview on our blog, link in bio!
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@momlists AMEN. #3 is my fave🙄
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“This week's guest list is about the fucked up shit people say to mothers who have "only(!)" one child. The pressure to have more than one child (and children at all) is real, y'all! Before I had my second, I remember being at the gym (back when I exercised) and reading a magazine article about how our society's myths about only children developed (mal-adjusted, spoiled, lonely, etc.). It was FASCINATING and made me feel much better about not having a second child (obvi, I changed my mind, but at least it was my decision not society's pressure). I think it was a New Yorker article. .

The author is Mindy Sue Wittock, Sculptress and Mother of One in Wisconsin. Her soft whimsical sculptures make me smile. Follow her on Instagram @mindymaker. You'll be glad you did. "Things People Say to Me as a Mother of an Only Child"
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1. "You aren't getting any younger. You better have another baby soon!" I do not want more children and find it baffling that people think it's ok to talk about my biological clock and fertility.
2. "It's child abuse to have only one kid." Someone actually said this to me.
3. "You think you're tired?! Try having two (or three or four) kids!" Like my tiredness isn't valid because I only Mother one child. We are moms. We are all tired.
4. "Your daughter's children won't have any aunts or uncles." I don't know how to respond to this one.
5. "She will be alone when you die."
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Hey look! I am a guest lister on MomLists! Any other mothers of one out there? 🙋🏻‍♀️
#Repost @momlists with @get_repost
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This week's guest list is about the fucked up shit people say to mothers who have "only(!)" one child. The pressure to have more than one child (and children at all) is real, y'all! Before I had my second, I remember being at the gym (back when I exercised) and reading a magazine article about how our society's myths about only children developed (mal-adjusted, spoiled, lonely, etc.). It was FASCINATING and made me feel much better about not having a second child (obvi, I changed my mind, but at least it was my decision not society's pressure). I think it was a New Yorker article. .

The author is Mindy Sue Wittock, Sculptress and Mother of One in Wisconsin. Her soft whimsical sculptures make me smile. Follow her on Instagram @mindymaker. You'll be glad you did. "Things People Say to Me as a Mother of an Only Child"
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1. "You aren't getting any younger. You better have another baby soon!" I do not want more children and find it baffling that people think it's ok to talk about my biological clock and fertility.
2. "It's child abuse to have only one kid." Someone actually said this to me.
3. "You think you're tired?! Try having two (or three or four) kids!" Like my tiredness isn't valid because I only Mother one child. We are moms. We are all tired.
4. "Your daughter's children won't have any aunts or uncles." I don't know how to respond to this one.
5. "She will be alone when you die."
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#onlychild #motherofone #momlist #MomLists #guestlists #guestwriter #list #publicart #momwriter #honestmotherhood #momlife #motherhood #parenting #parenthood #paperart #momofone #momof1 #thingspeoplesay #rude #tactless #artistmother #artistresidencyinmotherhood #writermom #artistsoninstagram

This week's guest list is about the fucked up shit people say to mothers who have "only(!)" one child. The pressure to have more than one child (and children at all) is real, y'all! Before I had my second, I remember being at the gym (back when I exercised) and reading a magazine article about how our society's myths about only children developed (mal-adjusted, spoiled, lonely, etc.). It was FASCINATING and made me feel much better about not having a second child (obvi, I changed my mind, but at least it was my decision not society's pressure). I think it was a New Yorker article. .

The author is Mindy Sue Wittock, Sculptress and Mother of One in Wisconsin. Her soft whimsical sculptures make me smile. Follow her on Instagram @mindymaker. You'll be glad you did. "Things People Say to Me as a Mother of an Only Child"
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1. "You aren't getting any younger. You better have another baby soon!" I do not want more children and find it baffling that people think it's ok to talk about my biological clock and fertility.
2. "It's child abuse to have only one kid." Someone actually said this to me.
3. "You think you're tired?! Try having two (or three or four) kids!" Like my tiredness isn't valid because I only Mother one child. We are moms. We are all tired.
4. "Your daughter's children won't have any aunts or uncles." I don't know how to respond to this one.
5. "She will be alone when you die."
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#onlychild #motherofone #momlist #MomLists #guestlists #guestwriter #list #publicart #momwriter #honestmotherhood #momlife #motherhood #parenting #parenthood #paperart #momofone #momof1 #thingspeoplesay #rude #tactless #artistmother #artistresidencyinmotherhood #writermom #artistsoninstagram

I speed through these stages from 9 pm to 11 pm and then there is a rerun around 2 am to 3 am... And yet another depending on the dream from 5 am to 7 am. Thanking Amazon Prime for my semblance of sanity. #sharingroomswithbabies ....
#Repost @momlists (@get_repost)
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Hi all!
How's everyone doing? Hanging in as the school year gets closer to the end and summer (camps? no camps? travel? no travel?) looms ahead. I'm surviving here, working hard on turning three years of lists into a readable book. Still accepting guest #MomLists, so please send me your lists to momlists at gmail! Link to submission guidelines in bio! Much love! -Minna

I got a guest list here for you from Ori Lenkinski, a writer/dancer/choreographer who lives in Tel Aviv. She is the mother of Louie, age 5, and Lev, 7.5 weeks(!), (hence the list). I especially love what she writes about bargaining. I find I do that kind of bargaining all the time with myself. I definitely did it when I'd rock my daughter to sleep and watch the clock, "Okay, I won't do this for more than 12 minutes, and if she's not asleep in 12 minutes, I'm calling it quits." Etc. Ori wrote this momlist in the middle of the night so, understandably, it's a bit hard to read a spot or two. The text is included below.
Check Ori's work out at www.creativewriting.me.

THE 5 STAGES OF BEING WOKEN UP IN THE NIGHT:

1. DENIAL- “Did I really hear someone say ‘Mama’? Must have been a dream…” 2. ANGER- Sitting in her room, holding her hand, waiting for her to give in to sleep, I think of all the people sleeping in my house and my street, the world and I feel RAGE!

3. BARGAINING- I begin to count minutes thinking, ‘If I get back to sleep by 1:45 AM, I’ll still get at least a few hours before the little one wakes up.’ By 2:15 AM I’m back to STAGE 2.
4. DEPRESSSION- I’ll NEVER SLEEP AGAIN! Waves of insecurity, self-criticism, shame engulf me.
5. ACCEPTANCE- No longer feeling tired, I turn to social media and become so taken with feeds and stories that I can’t fall asleep long after the house is again still.

Hi all!
How's everyone doing? Hanging in as the school year gets closer to the end and summer (camps? no camps? travel? no travel?) looms ahead. I'm surviving here, working hard on turning three years of lists into a readable book. Still accepting guest #MomLists, so please send me your lists to momlists at gmail! Link to submission guidelines in bio! Much love! -Minna

I got a guest list here for you from Ori Lenkinski, a writer/dancer/choreographer who lives in Tel Aviv. She is the mother of Louie, age 5, and Lev, 7.5 weeks(!), (hence the list). I especially love what she writes about bargaining. I find I do that kind of bargaining all the time with myself. I definitely did it when I'd rock my daughter to sleep and watch the clock, "Okay, I won't do this for more than 12 minutes, and if she's not asleep in 12 minutes, I'm calling it quits." Etc. Ori wrote this momlist in the middle of the night so, understandably, it's a bit hard to read a spot or two. The text is included below.
Check Ori's work out at www.creativewriting.me.

THE 5 STAGES OF BEING WOKEN UP IN THE NIGHT:

1. DENIAL- “Did I really hear someone say ‘Mama’? Must have been a dream…” 2. ANGER- Sitting in her room, holding her hand, waiting for her to give in to sleep, I think of all the people sleeping in my house and my street, the world and I feel RAGE!

3. BARGAINING- I begin to count minutes thinking, ‘If I get back to sleep by 1:45 AM, I’ll still get at least a few hours before the little one wakes up.’ By 2:15 AM I’m back to STAGE 2.
4. DEPRESSSION- I’ll NEVER SLEEP AGAIN! Waves of insecurity, self-criticism, shame engulf me.
5. ACCEPTANCE- No longer feeling tired, I turn to social media and become so taken with feeds and stories that I can’t fall asleep long after the house is again still.

@annariflebond would LOVE a weekly list for boys/men!! You know, in your spare time!! We love our Riffle. #rifflepaperco #momlists

"Foods I've Missed Out On" -- This week's guest list is like a glimpse into my future. My kids aren't old enough to reach food drawers and cabinets or to consider finding things they shouldn't (I've been considering how to hide the sex toys when the time comes- I remember the trauma of finding my parents' condoms even though that's exactly what I was searching for!). An interesting thing about this list is that we never get the "foods I've missed out on" list (which I'm so curious about! What foods do you feel you've missed out on due to motherhood?), we get the "places I now hide food" list which is hilarious. I love "Next to Nora Ephron's books," like the kids will never look there! .
This list is by Amy Panaia Davidson, a mom of four living in Florida. Amy is a script writer currently pitching “Stringer”, a pilot dramedy she wrote about her experiences as a freelance photographer and a news assistant at a small, local newspaper.
Amy is a writer and photographer with the Ocala Star-Banner. She's currently writing “The Legacy Essays”, a memoir based on her unusual life experiences.
Follow Amy on IG @Amyzingd .
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Here's the exterior of #MomLists San Francisco 50! This paper is the same paper I used on the very first #MomList that I posted in Berkeley at #fellinicoffeebar. I'm sentimental about beginnings and endings like that. Plus I love this paper. What am I going to do with all this decorative paper and ribbon I've accumulated over the last 3 years?!
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3 years ago, I started the #MomLists public art project, posting these autobiographical lists about motherhood (and turning them into art pieces) in public places -- 50 in Berkeley, 50 in Oakland, 50 in San Francisco. My son, now 5 years old, is hilarious, smart, incredibly sensitive and caring. He also gives me a hell of a time. 2 years into the project I had a daughter. But it's my son who has been my muse for this project. He is larger than life and it made sense to me to close out this portion of #MomLists with his birth.
I'm not sure what I'll do with this project online. I love posting and connecting. I really love the guestlists. I may just post randomly. We'll see how it evolves. But a big shout out to all my friends and family and new virtual friends and followers who have enjoyed and contributed and supported me and my art in a variety of ways. When this gets published into a book, you all will be the first to know:) ❤️❤️❤️❤️Minna

Here's #MomLists San Francisco 50 -- "The Beginning."
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Habit forming! I bought this book to encourage my organization skills to bloom. I am adding list making to my daily routine as I find it helps keep me on track when a list is actually made the night before. It takes 21days to form a habit today is day 1! Anyone else out there use lists? Any tips for a new list maker?

Shut the hell up brain, I’m trying to sleep! #anyoneelseagree #nojustmethen #momlists #momtodos #tootiredforthisshit
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