The Uterus Store

Meredith Cummings
4 min readMay 8, 2022
When my daughter was younger, after school I would often take her back to work with me (just by Bryant-Denny Stadium, in the back). Snack and homework time while juggling work was our daily routine.

Mother’s Day has a different meaning this year.

I have an only child. I shut down my uterus store at 31. The “We are closed” sign went up and no more babies were to enter as customers. The womb is in the tomb. “One and done,” I still joke to people.

But that’s not what I wanted.

Growing up I always pictured a large family. At least five kids, I said. I will be a great mom, I said…

Meredith Cummings

Freelance journalist, Teaching Assistant Journalism Professor at Lehigh University