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Motherhood Stories from a Mama Like You

My guess is that you came to my website looking for some helpful tips or information from a fellow mom. You may not find that here, but scoot on over to the “tips” page for some helpful blog posts. Some topics just don’t lend themselves well to a how-to post, or “27 Ways You Can Blah Blah.” Sometimes, you just need to hear a motherhood stories¬†from a mom like you.

It’s probably because you’re really worried about something and you need a friend, or you feel like nobody can relate to your fears.

Maybe you’ve tried talking to a gal pal about your OBGYN, and you’re kinda freaking out about labor and delivery concerns, and it seemed like they just didn’t “get it.” I’ve been there. Here are my birth stories, which will probably help.

Or perhaps you’re having a bit of a faith crisis, and you’re not in a faith community where you can really talk about it with anyone. I’ve got a story about that, too.

Struggling with infertility and worried that no one will believe you? You know your body, and you know something ain’t right. I’ve been there, and I can tell you what helped in my situation.

Happy reading, Mama. You’re not alone. Message me if you want to share your story here. I’ve got a few readers who would probably love to hear about it.

How to Display Kids Art (and then Cherish it Forever)

Recently a friend and I were discussing that awful moment where you sneakily toss a kid's artwork into the trash, hoping they don't notice. When your child is obsessed with paper crafting like Turkey Burger, it can be difficult to manage the constant overflow of paper scraps! My buddy was asking...

How to Teach A Child To Ride a Bike

Let's talk about one of parenting's greatest challenges: raising a mini-me. I absolutely love that my kid is straight up ballin' when it comes to her reading skills. Yay! Not so yay? Her fear of failure, her fear of physically risky things like taking off the training wheels from her bike, and...

Printable Positive Affirmations for Kids

As a former teacher, I've seen first-hand what a difference a kind word can make a child's day. I've also seen kids engage in negative self-talk, and it's heartbreaking to watch. Positive affirmations for kids can really make a difference in how they perceive themselves.  One student in...

Looking for amazing motherhood resources? I gotcha covered!

Stork’d Podcast, by Julia Karol

The Birth Hour Podcast, by Bryn Huntpalmer

Ina May Gaskin’s Guide to Childbirth (an Amazon Affiliate link)

The Business of Being Born (Amazon Affiliate Link)

Here are my three most recent blog posts.

How to Teach A Child To Ride a Bike

Let's talk about one of parenting's greatest challenges: raising a mini-me. I absolutely love that my kid is straight up ballin' when it comes to her reading skills. Yay! Not so yay? Her fear of failure, her fear of physically risky things like taking off the training...