When my oldest child was born, I hid. I kept secret the fact that we shared a bed, that I breastfed him almost around the clock and that I never, ever accepted his crying as necessary. The message from those around me was clear; Continue reading Alone to Confident: Parenting Outside of the Mainstream
Before my husband and I were married, I told him that should we have children and that in the extremely unlikely event that I stayed home with them, this would be my only role. I would not default to chef, Continue reading House Rule #2: I Am Only The Mother
The moment I became a mother. My eyes were replaced. The world looked different, threatening, unsure. He wa placed on my chest and suddenly I understood. What my life was about; what it was meant to be. Why he had Continue reading I Became a Mother
Life changes in an instant. The world looks different, and life is more precious. It was true for me too, the moment I became a mother. by Jennifer Andersen The moment I became a mother the woman I knew was Continue reading The Moment I Became a Mother
Sometimes we need a reminder that our work is important and is being seen by somebody. This is for mothers. For the Mother of My Children: It is hard, I know. You never imagined how very much you would sacrifice Continue reading For Mothers
My own experience with motherhood has left me in awe. Never could I have imagined the strength and fortitude of mothers, and now I hear about their acts of courage every day. Indeed we are awe-inspiring because we give up Continue reading Why Mothers are Awe-Inspiring
Sometimes it can be tough. Saying what you mean, and meaning what you say. Because what if you say something that offends somebody? What if we write something that suggests there is a better way? And what if the Continue reading A Changing Voice
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We can never be prepared for parenthood. We can think of things from our baby’s perspective though as is shared here in A Letter From Your Baby. Welcome to Our Muddy Boots! Please like our Facebook page, follow us on Continue reading Dear Mom and Dad: A Letter From Your Baby
Dear Owen, Yesterday we went swimming.You, your dad, Sydney and I. You had been asking for all of us to go for days. You have been taking lessons and are doing so well, and you love being in the water Continue reading Learning To Know You: A Letter To My Son
With the marking of each new year, I am always tempted to make a list of resolutions. Things that I promise myself I will do, or change, or eliminate, or add. All in the coming year. And then, not make Continue reading Peace, Joy and No Resolutions.