Sturm und Mom

The Storm & Stress (& Joy) of Motherhood


Hi! I’m Liz Sturm Hanatuke, and it’s nice to meet you!

I’m a happily married, Catholic mom of six kids and I would never of thought that I would be.  Twenty years ago I was an atheist and worried constantly that children were the bane of the planet.  Since then I got religion, kids and a decent perspective on the world.  People are the best thing that happened to this planet.  Deal with it.

I am writing this blog because I want to show that people with large families are normal.  No they aren’t careless, or accident prone, or constantly harried, or regretful, or mindless breeder-bots who do whatever the forces of paternalism and misogyny tell them.  I don’t own a prairie skirt, a denim jumper and I listen to the regular radio when I drive in my SUV.  Which is still thankfully a normal vehicle and not a white van-conversion.  Thankfully.

You can email me at  By the way, Sturm und Mom is a play on Sturm und Drang. I knew my last name would come in handy one day.


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