I am a wife to Jonathan and mom to three; a kindergartener, preschooler and a toddler. As a young mother, I realized how much my mothering is influenced by the way I was mothered and the mothers around me and I wanted to know if other women had similar experiences. Motherhood is such a powerful force in many women's lives, and I want to hear other women's stories of how they have been shaped, inspired and encouraged by the women around them.

If you are a woman with a story about motherhood, whether it is your own experiences or the stories about the types of women who shaped you, I invite you to complete this survey.
I thank you so much for sharing your experiences. I know that it takes time from your busy lives, and I appreciate it greatly. In the coming months, I hope to create a book project from these stories and perspectives. All surveys will be kept anonymous, and I will not share your name or contact information, unless I am given explicit permission to do so.

Please contact me at wynter@madetomother.com or visit the website if you have any questions. Thanks again!


* 1. How would you describe yourself as a mother? (Check all that apply)

* 2. What kind of "subdivision" of motherhood do you fall under? (Check all that apply)

* 3. Who have been the most influential types of mothers in your life before you became a mother?

* 4. How has your upbringing or how you were mothered affected how you mother?

* 5. How has being a mother changed or affected your life?

* 6. If you need support or guidance from other women in mothering, to whom are you most likely to turn? (please check all that apply)

* 7. If you read any books/websites/blogs for advice or support related to parenting, please list (in any order) the ones that have been most helpful to you.

* 8. Do you have anything else to add? A story to share? Please write below

* 9. Do I have permission to publish your info? Can I contact you for more?