BettyAnn Martin is a narrative scholar interested in the reconstruction of experience through story, and the ways in which creative engagement with memory transforms individual consciousness. She graduated with an MA in English from McMaster University. She went on to complete a bachelor of education from Western, after which she began to teach and raise a family. She is currently enjoying a long hiatus from teaching, but continues to participate in the growth and education of her five children. She returned to academia in 2012, and recently completed a PhD in Educational Sustainability from Nipissing University. In addition to several peer-reviewed articles and book chapters, her most recent publication is a co-edited book entitled Taking the Village Online: Mothers, Motherhood and Social Media (2016). Through her own experiences of mothering and through a growing literature theorizing motherhood, BettyAnn continues to research and write about motherhood and its implications for identity. She currently resides in Brantford Ontario, with her husband and three school-aged children. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org Michelann Parr is Professor in the Schulich School of Education at Nipissing University. She holds a BA, BEd, and MEd from Nipissing University; her PhD work was completed at McGill University. As the first-born Italian granddaughter of immigrants, she learned how the world worked in a large extended family and consistently had maternal models to guide her through childhood, support her through the successes and struggles of being mom to three, and celebrate the wondrous moments of being nana to two healthy grandkids. In the spaces between actively and intensively parenting and grandparenting, Parr is the Elizabeth Thorn Chair in Literacy, focusing on literacy-based community outreach and family engagement; she also teaches and supervises at the graduate level. While not new to mothering and academia, she is relatively new to motherhood studies, first exploring the reciprocal relationship between motherhood and academia in ＂Baby Steps: That Was the Way To Do It!＂ which appeared in The Parent-Track: Timing, Balance, and Choice within Academia (2016).