MOTHER LOVE: A safe space where moms and caregivers share their stories and experiences. Whether listening to an episode of the podcast, attending a live (or virtual) event, or simply being present with a mama friend on a tough day, Mother Love hopes to connect mothers in as many meaningful ways as possible.

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I’m Claire Larson, the Storytelling Coordinator for Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies of Montana and host of the Mother Love Podcast. All my life, and especially in my recent work with parents of very young children, I’ve been amazed by the ways we are shaped and strengthened by our daily struggles and challenges. For parents and caregivers, life with littles can be overwhelming- the stakes are high and the demands so constant it’s hard to even catch our breath, let alone connect with others. We have to be able to talk about it. We need to know we’re not alone. Mother Love aims to be that conduit of compassion. So, welcome. Tune in. We’re so glad you’re here.

On Mother Love, you’ll meet a new guest (or sometimes guests) each week. They are here to speak honestly about what they know now that they wish they’d known before. They want to give voice to their experiences in ways they just couldn’t when they were right smack dab in the middle of them. We talk about the pressures we put on ourselves and how real parent life looks very different from fantasy parenting life. And, most of all, we share these stories because they prove that resilience is real, that joy exists right alongside anguish and that if our guests can move through the hardest parts of all, you can too.

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Mother Love is brought to you by Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies – The Montana Coalition and was originally launched thanks to the Greater Helena Area Early Childhood Coalition’s Maternal Mental Health Task Force. We are grateful to all who listen, share their stories and support the project by subscribing, donating, and sharing with friends.