Voices of Motherhood: Taking a risk

I have been wanting to start a series of articles about motherhood; The joys, the struggles, the coping skills, why we decide to stay home, go back to work etc… Each of our stories are unique, but we can often find commonalities within the stories. We can gain inspiration and strength from hearing and sharing the stories…

My first post is written by my friend Ana. She chose to highlight her thoughts and feelings on starting her own business while staying at home with her children.

Enjoy!

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A Simple Kind of Childhood

delicateThe other day I was asked what kind of fun and crazy things I did this summer with my kids. I had to think about it…I didn’t really have much of an exciting answer.  Summer is no different than any other time of year for me and my children–SLOW and SIMPLE. Because I’m a stay at home mom of two very young kids, summer’s are full of playing outside with the hose, digging in the garden, building forts…all while I try to sit for a moment and finish a lukewarm cup of coffee. I have sacrificed my career and sometimes my sanity to make my children’s little world’s slow and simple. I’m trying to create an atmosphere of simplicity for my children so that they may learn to be happy and easily amused at the little things in life.

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Postpartum Honesty

I have been teaching a postpartum preparation class at a local birth center for several months now. I thoroughly enjoy teaching and presenting on this topic. So many new mothers go into the “The 4th Trimester” with a level of unawareness. They have no idea what to expect physically, emotionally, mentally and sexually. “Dr. Google” can be a great tool, but it’s usually something we are utilizing at 3 am, confused, desperate and not sure what to believe. click to continue reading