Dear new mom, it’s ok to cry

Congratulations. Whether this is your first child, or like me, your 6th child, a new baby is a reason for celebration. And you are a new mom, even if you aren’t a first time mom. New moms need support, no matter what the circumstances. What that support means to a…

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To the Mom of Many Young Children

To the mom of many young children… Hey there..  Thanks for reading. I know you’re probably stealing a few minutes between diaper changes, or maybe reading a few sentences while nursing the littlest. You probably won’t read all of this all at once, and you’ll have to bookmark it to…

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How do I get my kid to sleep??

Help! How do I get my kid to sleep better? I get so frustrated when my kids won’t or can’t sleep at night. Not only does it mean they will be grumpy in the morning, but as a single parent, I treasure my sleep, and my evenings after bedtime.  I…

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Birth Story: Everlasting Mercy

Motherhood came with a bang The summer my husband and I bought a house is the summer my 5th daughter was conceived. By this point, I was expecting to fall pregnant again, sometime around the end of July-beginning of August, as that was the pattern. My then-youngest was about 9…

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Birth story: the Truth of Hope

Motherhood begins at home September is my 4th daughter’s birthday. It’s hard to believe that she’s not a baby anymore! She was the only one of my five girls to be born at home, so her birth was special, in more than one way. She gave me hope. This little…

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Birth Story: my Gift of Peace

Motherhood planning attempts My middle child was the only one I can say I ever even came close to planning. My 2nd daughter was about 10 months old, and I brought up the idea of having another child to my husband. It was June 2009. I had just had a…

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Birth story: Light of Joy

Motherhood surprised me again I conceived my second daughter the night I got engaged. The first inkling of her coming happened about two weeks later, when I had a craving for, of all things, broccoli. I’m not known for my preference for vegetables.  I was a bit of a picky…

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Birth story: Promise of strength

Motherhood began with a shock I was all of 19 years old when I discovered I was going to become a mother. 19 years old, just finished my first year of university, at home with my parents for the summer, and the relationship from which child resulted had ended. I’d…

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Congratulations! You’re pregnant. Now what?

Congratulations! So those 2 little pink lines show up. How exciting! A new baby is a blessing and a joyful adventure. Growing your family adds an extra dimension to an already busy lifestyle. How do you handle the fatigue, nausea and extra appointments on top of managing your home, children,…

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