Welcome to the Podcast | About Your Mother


Welcome to our new podcast – About Your Mother, Where Your Story Begins. Host Jennifer Griffith is on a mission to celebrate and examine one of the most powerful and influential relationships in our lives: our relationship with our mother.



The Power of Storytelling

Each month, join Jennifer as she converses with compelling guests. She will unravel stories from their childhood and how their past shaped who they became.

“It is a journey we all take, but each road we travel is different and that, to me, is the power of this kind of storytelling.” - Jennifer Griffith Share on X


Homage to Jennifer’s Mother

The podcast was born as Jennifer was writing her first book. It was an homage to her mother’s young life. She tragically lost her parents so she grew up in an orphanage with her four siblings.

“After completing my mother’s story, my book grew. It transformed into a mother-daughter memoir exploring a family based on secrets and abandonment. In writing about the trauma my mother faced in her young life I realized the impact her childhood had on the way she raised me. The challenges I faced in my life were suddenly linked to hers.” – Jennifer Griffith

Our Connection To Our Mothers

We are connected to our mothers in profound ways. We live through their experiences – directly and indirectly. Through this podcast, Jennifer will navigate through the lives of the guests through the significant experiences they have with their mothers.

“Do you know who your mother was before she was your mom? Do you know how her childhood shaped the way she raised you? Or her choice not to? In sharing our narratives with another – our celebrations, our failures, our shame, our dreams – we create a connection. We weave the fabric of our ancestral survival. We all have a story to tell and all of our stories matter. And all of our stories begin with hers.” – Jennifer Griffith

To know more about the podcast, download and listen to this episode.

I hope you enjoyed this episode of About Your Mother! I love hearing from my listeners – feel free to email me, connect on Instagram, Facebook, and subscribe on Apple Podcast!

Baby Scoop Era

From approximately 1940 to 1970, it is estimated up to 4 million mothers in the United States surrendered infants to adoption. Most of these women relinquished their babies under societal pressure while being told to forget what happened to them.    This shameful period in our history was shrouded in secrecy. With the overturn of […]

recent posts


A brief encounter with a woman with cancer recently reminded me to slow down and acknowledge what is before us — even if what we see is hard to accept or comprehend. It was Sunday morning and I was walking through the Berkeley Rose Garden with my husband and son. I saw a woman sitting on a […]


Writing requires compassion. Writers not only need to show tenderness for the characters and people they write about but compassion for themselves through the creative process. As the year comes to a close, perhaps you, too, find yourself frustrated by the state of your manuscript or creative project. I want to be ready, but I know […]