Fanning the fire midweek, we are tossing you a spontaneous quote, question, or conundrum related to Monday’s post. We invite you to riff on this prompt or share a story—heartbreaking or hilarious—to spark further conversation about the path of motherhood.

The guiding vision for The Mother’s Wisdom Deck and this blog was to create a way for women to connect more deeply with themselves and other women on the path of motherhood:

Elizabeth: My dream for the deck is that people will recognize its beauty, appreciate its spirit, and resonate with its potential. I want the blog to be a place where we can be real without being judged, a place where we can laugh at our foibles but also appreciate our riches with fresh eyes.

MamasNiki: I like to visualize the deck like the moon. Just as you can feel connected to someone on the other side of the world by imagining she is gazing up at the same moon, I dream of the deck being an object of illumination that mother’s can tap for inspiration and the affirmation that they are not alone. I hope this blog will be a daily portal where mothers can meet for a good laugh or a good cry.

Jenny: I think of this deck as an ocean to visit, bathe in, drink from, and hold sacred ceremonies near; an ocean that offers peace, clarity, strength, and gentleness. I envision this blog as that sacred womb expanding for all mothers to come together.

The deck and blog have already proven to be all this for me, and more. How can we share this boon of connection? What are your hopes, needs and dreams for community? How can we strengthen our matrix and reach more mamas? We mamas fare better together; community is our birthright!

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