Author of The Motherhood Affidavits at Oct meeting

Madison NOW October Meeting
Tuesday, October 9, 6-8:30 pm
30 W Mifflin Street, Ste 702
Madison, WI 53703

We’ll hear from Laura Jean Baker, author of The Motherhood Affidavits!

The Motherhood Affidavits is described as follows: “If motherhood is an addiction, what does Laura Jean Baker share in common with the drug dealers, addicts, sex offenders, and thieves her husband, attorney Ryan Ulrich, defends as he grinds out the grittiest of legal casework? By the time Ryan starts up Ulrich Law Office upon the birth of their third (but not last) baby, Laura Jean craves Oxytocin – the love hormone; the natural high of motherhood – as much as Ryan’s clients hanker for heroin and meth. Over the next eight years, as Ryan’s roster of defendants proliferates, so too does the Ulrich family, nearly to the threshold of everybody’s overdose.”

You can learn more about LJ Baker and her book at

“As a working mother, Baker’s honesty about child rearing, marriage, and her work as an academic resonates with me; but this memoir is so much more than stories about motherhood,” said Mindy Wara Maciolek, secretary and treasurer of Madison NOW. “Baker’s compassion and self reflection throughout this book force the reader to also look inward. I couldn’t put this book down and will definitely be reading it more than once.”

We’ll then discuss and plan events and actions.

Subcommittees will share updates.

Note that this meeting will be in our shared space at the WNPJ Movement Hub, on the Capitol Square, at 30 W Mifflin St, #702. There will be someone at the door to let you in. If you arrive late, just text 608-217-5217 and we will come get you!

Babies and children are welcome at our meetings. Toys and coloring are available to help entertain mobile babies and toddlers.