I am a cis-gender white woman who spent fourteen years in the foster care system. There are many whom I have called “mom,” some bound by law, some by love, some by blood, and some by necessity. At twenty-two years old, I became/stepped into mothering/motherhood/a mother. When beginning Momologues, I already completed what I thought was my finished degree project, ILL, an auto-biographical solo show that traced poverty, physical abuse, incest, and mental illness throughout my motherline. It felt out of sync to present ILL by itself. What other stories of mothering, motherhood, and mothers existed? Were there any other plays like mine? Were there other people like me? After being met with silence every time I asked these questions, I decided to generate some answers.