Today I realized I’ve been either nursing or pregnant for the last 38 months. Yes, 38 months of either my daughters growing inside me or happily sucking on my breasts while they nurse. That’s pretty much summed up my life. The umbilical cord may have been cut (after it stopped pulsing of course), but my babies are still in need of what I can give them nutritionally through nursing. This made me think about all the places I nursed over the years.
Added by Granola Grizzly Mama on February 2, 2011 at 4:59pm —
Who IS the BOSS anyway? Why do other parents feel they have the right to claim superiority? Where does that come from and what can we do about it? Raise your voice and share your perspectives on ‘Reframing Motherhood’. Let’s take back our voice(s)! Peryl Manning’s revelation was that we’re all just doing the… Continue
Added by Join Mama on January 30, 2011 at 1:53pm —
Juggling my roles as a Mother, wife, woman, housecleaner and cook is sometimes overwhelming. On some days it’s an accomplishment if I’m dressed before noon and the kids have been fed. Those days are the days where I can’t seem to get the baby to sleep long enough to manage getting clothes on, breakfast made,… Continue
Added by Anastasia Irvine on January 30, 2011 at 10:30am —
When it comes to make-up I am no stranger. I’d say I exercise a reasonable restraint in resisting daily usage, but at the same time I enjoy the perfecting powers of foundation and blush on my tired mommy complexion. I never thought of my usage to be excessive or that it would have a negative influence on my daughters. But when my toddler started running up to me freshly done up with the make-up she took from her teenage Aunts room asking if she was “pwetty” I couldn’t help but wonder…. Was… Continue
Added by Anastasia Irvine on January 28, 2011 at 10:30am —
I decided to write myself a letter – a forgotten art – as a way of kickstarting myself into the new year.
I’m so sorry I’ve been so out of touch. I know you know I’ve been busy, and I know you say you understand, but really, I have no excuse for having neglected you most of this past year.
I thought so… Continue
Added by Join Mama on January 25, 2011 at 1:05pm —
During my second pregnancy I wrote about my first birth experience and how the previous cesarean effected me. Writing these feelings down really helped me to deal with my fears of the upcoming birth (an attempted VBAC).…
Added by Anastasia Irvine on January 25, 2011 at 10:00am —
When I gave birth to my first Daughter I had an emergency Cesarean. I honestly thought it would be my final act to bring her into this world and this poem sums up the prayers I made during surgery.
Added by Anastasia Irvine on January 20, 2011 at 10:00am —
SAVED BY LOVE
Time needs to freeze, it needs to stop! My little girl is growing up faster than I had ever imagined. It seems like yesterday I received the news sitting at the women's… Continue
Added by Heather Shaw Riggleman on January 19, 2011 at 10:08am —
I was taken aback when the ophthalmologist told me I could have a uveal melanoma in my right eye, near the optic nerve, and that removing it (which might be necessary to save my life) could destroy the vision in that eye. I was paralyzed with fear, in my…
Added by Join Mama on January 17, 2011 at 11:02am —
It’s so easy to turn inward when we think about motherhood and what it means and how we do it every day. But even celebrities are not immune to trying to do it all – of course, their circumstances and list of daily to-do’s are different, but in essence, maybe not so much, as evidenced by… Continue
Added by Join Mama on January 15, 2011 at 12:15pm —
Saved by Love There is something about the smell of bleach that just makes a woman feel centered and well...happy! Okay, maybe the fumes are really getting to me, but I feel so much better after a… Continue
Added by Heather Shaw Riggleman on January 12, 2011 at 11:19am —
According to the Save the Children, Mother Index, the United States ranks 38th in the world of the best places to be a mother…38th… the United States of America!! “A woman in the US… Continue
Added by Join Mama on January 7, 2011 at 10:46am —
REFRAMING MOTHERHOOD: Are you a Blogger with a following, who wants to change the world? Please write us at … Continue
Added by Join Mama on January 4, 2011 at 9:28am —
1 You have searched me, LORD,
and you know me.
2 You know when I sit and when I rise;
you perceive my thoughts from afar.
3 You discern my going out and my lying down;
you are familiar with all my ways.
4 Before a word is on my tongue
you, LORD, know it completely.
5 You hem me in behind and before,
and you lay your hand upon me
Added by Heather Shaw Riggleman on December 28, 2010 at 11:15am —
Motherhood and marriage sometimes brings you to the point of no return. Brings you to a place where you think, where has the time gone? and do I get anytime for myself?
In an attempt to force myself to workout and stay in shape, which is so hard to do when you are juggling life, I decided to join an adult Field Hockey League. Field Hockey had been my life for so many years and an escape from so many stressful life events. So, after months of debating and encouragement I did it. Now… Continue
Added by Shawna Boyer on September 17, 2010 at 10:40pm —
I get up this morning, head for the coffee maker, pour myself a cup of liquid energy and turn around to survey the surroundings I let me family live in.
It's bad, people. It's really bad.
The dishes in the sink smell like the failed dinner attempt I'd had the night before, the counters hold the tools that failed me so and something sticky and - ewww icky - is taunting me, daring me and Magic Eraser to give it our best shot. I feel my arm muscles spasm in… Continue
Added by Lori Pace on September 14, 2010 at 11:29pm —
The role of motherhood is constant, it is never ending. We never retire, nor can we resign from our “job” of
being a mum. There is no role in life more essential than that of
motherhood. I feel so blessed and humbled to be fortunate enough to be a
There is no one perfect way to…
Added by sherah on August 30, 2010 at 3:44am —
After spending the weekend down-for-the-count with Strep Throat, I realized that when it comes to being sick this mom's on her own. http://bit.ly/9QoFMq
Added by Lauren Rose on July 20, 2010 at 3:22am —
I am making sure that I bake with my girls at least once a week this Summer.
We tie on our aprons, thoroughly wash our hands and get to work.
It is math and measuring. It is reading and comprehending. It is together time and it is love.
This week we made Wacky Cake. Possibly the richest and bestest chocolate cake ever.
Said cake was devoured within hours of frosting.… Continue
Added by Tracy Morrison on June 15, 2010 at 11:30pm —
Ben and I went out for dinner Saturday night. And, in an effort to notch things up a bit, I let out my ponytail and changed out of my sport bra.
While I was in the shower I thought about what I’d wear, and decided on a pair of jeans that I’d purchased years ago, two pregnancies ago, in Chicago. And people, these are the kind of jeans that require you to bring your A-Game whenever you try them on. The kind that CANNOT go into the dryer,… Continue
Added by BuenoBaby on June 15, 2010 at 5:53pm —