So often scholarship is mired in a narrative of guilt for women who choose the mother. Too often mothering is thought to be a squandering of time for those pursuing tenure or promotion. What does it mean to intellectual communities if motherhood were to be embraced? How is the scholarship of teaching enriched by those who are mothering? What is the detriment of living in a bifurcated identity that silos mothering away from career and vocation? How does motherhood impact the twenty-first century identity politics of scholarship?