Literary Mama writing about the many faces of motherhood
Writing Prompt: Unbricking

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In this month's essay, Unbricking Jacinda Townsend writes, "I thought I loved chocolate. I thought I loved my college boyfriend's butt. I thought I loved my fellow Black people. I thought I loved The Dave Matthews Band. But after the birth of my daughter, I discovered love at oceanic depths."

Has motherhood altered your perceptions of your own place in the universe, of your parents, or of old passions? How has parenting added dimension, richness, and flavor to your life?


Merle Huerta, an army chaplain’s wife, is the mother of a blended family of thirteen children. During her husband’s combat deployments, she co-authored articles appearing in the Jerusalem Post and National Review. She has a Master�s from Columbia University in Instructional Media and Technology and a Certificate in Nonfiction from The Writers Institute at CUNY. She lives at the U.S. Military Academy in New York. “Tuesday Mornings” is her first solo publication.


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