The relationship between mother and daughter is difficult at times. One day it's as easy as kissing a boo-boo and, in the blink of an eye, we don't believe that our mothers can help us anymore. Cat of Taxidermy Worms dealt with these issues in a big way and her post is a tribute to the hard, dog-days of motherhood. It's hard, it's in your face but it's amazing.
There were lots of things I didn't know about parenting before I was knee deep in sleepless nights, spit up and yoga pants. I learn everyday. Many other mothers talk about what they had wish they had known and what they know now after having survived some of the muck of parenting. This post by Anna at Motherly Law speaks about all of the wishing you had known, the survival and the stuff known now. ...more
I think all moms get lost at one time or another in the act and art of mothering. I know I've lost myself -- the woman -- in the daily grind, the caring for others, volunteering, being everything to everyone. That's why I felt that this post by Liz Nord was important to include in our Mother's Day series. We can be great moms and say no, take care of ourselves and be the spunky women we were pre-kids.
As mothers, we don't all understand our roles as mothers the very second we hold our child for the first time. Sometimes it takes awhile to realize what motherhood means to us and how it changes our lives. This post at WritRams speaks of that learning process and how a tragedy can put everything in perspective. Heads up, this one needs a Tissue Warning!
Whether or not we admit it, our mothers shape how we mother our children. This post by Lori at Write Mind, Open Heart speaks to that in all of the ways that her mother influenced her over the years. It's a beautiful tribute that may make you want to call your mom and say thanks....more
My grandparents have such a special place in my heart, which is one of the reasons I work so hard to make sure our sons have adequate time with their numerous grandparents. That's why I adored this piece by Granny Nanny. As her name explains, she watches her grandson during the day, and in doing so she gets to know the nuances of his developing vocabulary. Such a treat for a grandparent!
I know that I said these same things to my own mom. "I can't wait to get out of this town." "I'm going to BE somebody." Like Kristi, I didn't realize how those words might have -- and must have -- affected my mom until I was a mother myself. This post talks about the child-parent relationship, growing up, her son and a heartbreaking story about hummingbirds. You don't want to miss this one.
Another all-too-appropriate post in our Mother's Day series as April is Infertility Awareness Month. The journeys that some of us embark on to achieve motherhood can be hard ones. This post celebrates Daffodil Campbell's journey....more
Wanting to raise a child in a bilingual home, Sarah of The Crazy Baby Mama didn't realize that might mean that her daughter wouldn't ever call her mama. She talks about how it makes her feel in the middle of the night when she's woken up for Cheerios and a name that isn't mama....more
This post by Kelly at Monkey Soup speaks of many different kinds of motherhood. She experienced teen pregnancy. She experienced stepparenting. She experienced the sometimes heartbreaking world of foster care. And she eventually experienced adoption. She was -- and is -- momma.
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