The Brave Art of Motherhood: We All Deserve to Chase Our Dreams

Rachel Marie Martin's book is a reminder to us all: Now is our time

By Eric Cohen May 7, 2019

How many times have you thought, “I will [fill in your dream, your wish, your ambition] when [fill in every excuse you've made for yourself: when the kids are grown, when I have more money, when I lose the weight]"?

Yeah. I’ve been there too.

In the "Brave Act of Motherhood," Rachel Marie Martin, a writer, blogger, speaker, and single mom of seven (nope, that’s not a typo!) shares her personal story. She shares the realities she hid from, the challenges she faced, and the excuses she made until the day she decided that enough was enough. 

In this personal, authentic, and inspiring book, Rachel chronicles her journey and reminds us all that we deserve to chase our dreams. 

But perhaps more importantly, she shares practical advice and doable tactics that you can put to work today to start moving toward your better tomorrow. She helps us find clarity to recognize our patterns, the strength to face our realities, and permission to be imperfect.

So if what you really want for Mother’s Day this year is a better year next year, "The Brave Art of Motherhood" is a great place to start. 

We asked Rachel Marie Martin, the author of "The Brave Art of Motherhood," and creator of the popular site,, to write for Macaroni Kid about the sometimes messy art of being a mom. Read about her perspective here.