motherhood


10 Bad Habits Moms Need to Break

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 By Nina Spears
10 bad habits moms need to break

Motherhood is not for the weak. We all know that. It’s a tough job; if not the toughest. You have so much on your plate including molding a child into an independent, honest human being that will be a good member of society. No big deal. The problem that I have noticed though is that some moms have a few bad habits that they need to break. No one is perfect, but we all need to slow down sometimes and take a step back to look at the important things in life. So mama, if you know you are struggling…

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A Letter to My Unborn Baby on Mother’s Day

Friday, May 12, 2017 By Nina Spears
a letter to my unborn child

My Dearest Son, It’s unbelievable to me that you are inside my belly and that I am writing to you–our very first letter!–days before Mother’s Day. You are about the size of a sweet potato right now. That’s your father’s favorite vegetable, I’m convinced. Even though at this time you would be able to fit inside the palm of my hand, you have already completely filled my heart. I knew ever since I was a little girl that I wanted to be a mother. I would help take care of my twin brother–your Uncle Ian–growing up, and I hoped that one day…

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5 Things to Remember When You Feel Like a Bad Mom

Tuesday, May 9, 2017 By Cheyenne Bell
things to remember when you feel like you're a bad mom

If you’ve been a mom for more than five minutes, I’m willing to bet you’ve berated yourself for being a “bad mom” at least once. I know that I have moments every day when I feel like I am surely ruining my children. Feeling like a bad mom is completely normal. It is also completely untrue. Here are five things to remember the next time you feel like a bad mom: 1. Bad Days Are Normal. Listen, we all have bad days. And sometimes we have bad weeks. Some months are worse than others. It happens to all of us! But…

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The Importance of Me Time

Tuesday, March 7, 2017 By Cheyenne Bell
the importance of having you time

In the past decade, studies have shown that, despite the apparent improvements in women’s lives over the last 50 years or so, women’s happiness levels have steadily declined during that time. While there are many theories as to why this is, one could argue it’s because women’s lives are more hectic now than they have ever been. More women are trying to juggle a career, relationships, a family, a household, friendships, and other activities outside the home. And they are trying to do it all at once. It’s no surprise, then, that many women (especially moms) are not making themselves a…

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5 Things I Wish I Knew Before Becoming a Stay-at-Home Mom

Wednesday, March 1, 2017 By Cheyenne Bell
what every moms wants to know before she has her baby

From the moment you see those two pink lines pop up you will have a bunch of people giving you a ton of advice whether you want it or not. Most of the time, all this unsolicited information is well-meaning, but it can still be annoying and overwhelming. For me, most of what I wanted to learn as a new mom I could find by reading books, researching, or talking to friends who already had kids and talking to my doctor or midwife. But, looking back now, there were just a handful of things that never really got discussed and I kinda…

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